Topic: Confidence

Why Tory Burch Was Afraid To Give Her Company Her Name

Why Tory Burch Was Afraid To Give Her Company Her Name

When you hear the words “Tory Burch,” the remarkable power of branding comes to mind. After all, her double T medallion which graces most of her shoes, bags and earrings is recognized internationally. I dare say, it may just be a few years before it is on the same level as the Chanel double C’s. So you would think the woman behind this massive brand would have been Ms. Confident from the beginning. But as I found out last night when Burch spoke at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Graduation ceremony, that was hardly the case. More »

The Tina Fey Method: 4 Ways Improvisation Can Improve Your Life

The Tina Fey Method: 4 Ways Improvisation Can Improve Your Life

Tina Fey has it all: a hit TV show, a bestselling book, a supportive family and a flourishing career. Plus, she just earned rave reviews as the host of Sunday night’s Golden Globes along with pal Amy Poehler.

How does she do it? She credits improvisation. In her book Bossypants, she discusses how the rules she learned at improv school Second City helped her succeed both on stage and off. More »

5 Ways To Project Credibility In An Instant

5 Ways To Project Credibility In An Instant

In a high-speed, hypercompetitive business world, you have little time to make a big impression. You have to project credibility in an instant or risk being overlooked or rejected.

Today your credentials may get you in the door. Yet to really succeed, you’ve got to look credible when it matters most: in face-to-face interactions. Whether you’re meeting one-to-one or presenting to a packed audience, your credibility is immediately being assessed. More »

Clothes Really Can Make You Smarter – Here’s What The B5 Office Wears To Feel Intelligent

Clothes Really Can Make You Smarter - Here's What The B5 Office Wears To Feel Intelligent

There’s a reason that a shapeless white lab coat still gets your blood boiling and your pulse racing. And it has nothing to do with Patrick Dempsy or any other Grey’s Anatomy cast member. That coat doesn’t just have the ability to turn a teen heart throb into Doctor McDreamy, it also has the power to make it’s wearer more focused and attentive. That’s right, just slipping on a doctor’s coat can make your mind perk up and pay attention.

If clothes have the ability to make their wearers more intelligent, just what do the ladies of B5 Media wear to smarten up? I decided to take an office poll and find out. More »