Put Back-to-School Strategies Back into Our Lives

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Remember the rush of the first day of school after a long, lazy summer? Did you wear a new outfit, carry a new backpack or sport a new haircut?

Summers have sped up since then, but you can take advantage of back-to-school strategies. Rekindle the fresh feeling that accompanied that day with these inspirations:

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Aeriol’s top 10 tips to building online influence with Facebook Live

10 easy breezy tips to get started building online influence with social media: Facebook Live

Those of you who may know me personally know that I am a Social Media Evangelist and a bit of an Audio- Visual geek! lol. well, I just made that up but the truth of the matter is I absolutely LOVE Facebook and I am currently immersing myself in Instagram as well. Both of these Social Media Platforms have a video function which is great news for business’s who would like to build their online visibility and influence.

Instagram currently lets you take or upload short videos up to 60 seconds long. This is great in and of itself but I see this as interesting opportunity to create a promotional buzz to promote longer videos and host video shows on FB live. I see both these platforms (both owned by Facebook coincidentally) really working together to support each other in social media marketing and influence building.

Building Influence Online with Aeriol
Building Influence Online with Aeriol

Today I wanted to give you just a couple tips on getting your FB Live Broadcast ready to go. Here are 10 easy breezy steps to get you started:

  1. Have a script or outline for your topic. I can’t stress this enough- I know we all think we can be impromptu but you are going to want to have at least a an outline to keep you on track to make sure you don’t wast any of your broadcast time. Try to have bulleted points or 3-5 “hot tips” that you can share and then talk about a little more in depth to expand.
  2. Ideally you should do a preliminary sound check and also check your lighting and surroundings on your camera so you can see how you look before shooting. This ensures quality picture that your audience will enjoy.
  3. Log into your Facebook account on your phone from your profile, business page or group depending on who you want to see your video.
  4. Touch the “Publish” icon to create your video post.
  5. Touch the “Live Video” icon.
  6. Write a super juicy title… (to see more tips please click link)

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Color Rut No More

Color Rut No More

If you find yourself in a color rut, join the club. It happens to everyone from time to time. Whether you’re someone who favors pale colors or bright ones, dark ones or light ones, there is always room to play with new color combinations.

Color inspiration can be ten feet away from you at all times. Here are some places to check for new ideas. Continue reading “Color Rut No More”

Wearing Color with Intention – Part 2

Wearing Color with Intention – Part 2

In this Part 2 I am addressing three popular colors that are often used as accent colors…Red, Orange and Yellow.  If you missed Part 1 about neutrals, check it out in last week’s post here.

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This color exudes energy, determination, excitement, and passion. Use it as your power tool and be ready to deliver what’s expected of you, and then some. Wear a red dress and people will be impressed by your confidence. Wear red in a skirt, a jacket, or shoes. Even a little bit of it goes a long way to expressing vivaciousness. It’s also an easy color to use in your makeup. Choose it for lipstick shades or nail polish.

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Living Your Brand from the Inside Out

Living Your Brand from the Inside Out

tammy_tribble_image_34251322_lHave you ever been to a networking event and met an amazing woman who was outgoing and wearing bright, happy colors, and when she spoke, her eyes sparkled – only to later find that her business card was incredibly corporate in design, in no way reflecting the life and vitality she radiated in person?

Many entrepreneurs feel they have to look a certain way, speak a certain way, be a certain way and present themselves like a corporation in order to be taken seriously. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Continue reading “Living Your Brand from the Inside Out”

Wearing Color with Intention – Part 1

Wearing Color with Intention – Part 1

Clothing colors don’t just look good on you or not; they do so much more! You’ll find lots of references about how color can be very healing, give you emotional support as well as help you express yourself. Before you purchase one more thing, read this color guide and consider choosing a color for the qualities associated with it. The color you wear could easily affect your mind, body, and soul!

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In Part 1, let’s address four neutral colors:  Navy, White, Black, and Brown

Navy
Wear this color and exude confidence, power, and authority. It encourages wisdom and self-reliance. When you want to be taken seriously and be recognized for your knowledge, navy is a good choice. Wear it in a shirtdress, a long cardigan, or the new wide leg pants. Add navy to your outfit with a brooch, watchband, or patent leather pumps.  It’s one of the best color choices for business.

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Tips for Caring for Your Summer Whites

Tips for Caring for Your Summer Whites

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If you’re looking for ways to prevent your summer whites from turning yellow by Labor Day, here are a few tips to help you achieve that goal:

Wash Frequently & Treat Stains—It’s good to wash whites every time you wear them, even if you don’t think they’re dirty. Perspiration and body oils will turn your white items quickly to yellow. Always use cold water to rinse fresh stains. Treat stains as soon as possible. If a stain sits, it will discolor the fabric.

Soften Your Water—Minerals in hard water can gray your white clothes, so add ½ cup of vinegar to your rinse water. Continue reading “Tips for Caring for Your Summer Whites”

White is White, or Is It?

White is White, or Is It?

Especially during summer months, we love to include white shirts and blouses in our wardrobes. But, are all whites created equal? No! Whites can be pure, and they can be soft or creamy. Which white is best for you?

June article 3 pic 1 Pure whites usually look better on an individual who has all or some cool coloring. For example, pink skin tone; blue or blue-green eyes; black, white, gray, or taupe brown hair. I also like pure white on rich dark skin tone.

 

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Creamy whites look better on individuals that have all or some warm coloring to their skin, eyes or hair color. For example, peach, golden or olive skin tone; brown, olive or golden eyes; warm brown, golden blonde, or red hair. Continue reading “White is White, or Is It?”

How to Look Professional in the Heat

How to Look Professional in the Heat

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Business is business; you have to look professional even when the heat is suggesting that fewer clothes are best. This is easier to do when you remember a few clothing rules that support a professional look.

What works: Solid colors are more professional than prints and three pieces are better than two. Enjoy the summer bright colors but in moderate doses. Consider wearing a taupe colored skirt or pant with a turquoise or coral sleeveless silk blouse and then add a linen blazer to the mix. Instead of wearing two pieces like a summer skirt and a blouse, try an ankle pant with a knit shell and a silk/linen blend cardigan with three-quarter length sleeves. You can even create a three-piece look with two clothing pieces and a prominent accessory. For instance, slip on a slim pencil skirt, tuck in a blouse that has sleeves and then add a wide belt. The belt is the defining piece that steps in as that third piece. Or wear a sleeveless solid-colored dress with a cardigan and add long layered pearls or metal chains as the third piece.

What doesn’t work: Avoid wearing patterns that are distracting. Simple floral prints, thin stripes or polka dots in neutral colors can work in the office. Save the wild prints for the weekend. Continue reading “How to Look Professional in the Heat”

Dressing for Work in Your Home Office

Dressing for Work in Your Home Office

Marion pic June 1More and more people are working from home whether they are solo entrepreneurs or they have the option of conducting some of their business off-site a few days a week. It’s easy to stay in your pajamas or workout clothes all day, but is that really the best uniform for you?

The home office certainly has a more casual dress code. But to eliminate it all together could be a mistake. Paying attention to your grooming and your attire even if no one will see you could give you a structure to your workday that benefits you and increases your productivity. The routine of getting ready for work is one worth keeping even if you’ve moved your office into a spare bedroom.

Even though the distance to your office may be seven steps to the spare bedroom, don’t skimp on your morning “me” time. Have your cup of tea or coffee. Read the paper or something inspiring. Review your goals or affirmations. Have something to eat. Prepare to go to work.
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