Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility - Reading Together - Eating for Business and Pleasure

"When you entertain business associates, it is of course not the same thing as entertaining close friends or relatives, but the responsibilities for the host are similar. Here are some tips: Be yourself. Smile. Show that you are having fun and be gracious and generous, making your guests feel welcomed. Don’t try to overdo it or you’ll be set for failure. Simplicity is best both with your theme/ d├ęcor and food. Planning is key. Lists help. Avoid catering, and personalize by trying to make at least two-thirds of the meal yourself in order to cultivate an intimate atmosphere. Buy dessert if you must. A little bit of foresight for the details will help enormously."
(page 215, Kindle edition)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Giveaway: Music Tote Bag

Time for another giveaway!

Prize: 1 Music Symbols Tote Bag.

Use this tote to carry all your music teaching supplies around!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility - Reading Together - (Business) Women and Men Are Different

"If women are going to rise to the top, we need to build trusted communities of other high-achieving professional women and learn to ask for help from one another."
(page 204, Kindle edition)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility - Reading Together - The Not-Always-So-Gentle Art of Coping

Mireille Guiliano recommends the following strategies for eliminating stress: take steps to reduce travel stress (if you travel a lot), reduce the stress of picking out what clothes to wear, sleep well, eat well, do breathing exercises, carve out time for yourself, limit how much you use your electronics, take vacation, and learn how to laugh.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility - Reading Together - Zen and the Art of Business(life)

"These four support legs and the all-important anchors at their base remind me of what it takes to support a work-life balance. The four elements are: 1) good health, 2) a functional social network of friends and family, 3) a solid employment situation, and 4) time, space, principles, and policies for yourself."
(page 156, Kindle Edition)

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