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How To Connect With Someone Over The Phone

As communication expert Steven Gaffney talks about, "Tone is 5 times the impact of the words you say." Your telephone manners can draw someone you do not know well closer to you or can cause them to disconnect from you, especially when in business. Your telephone manners should be professional yet friendly.  If you want to know how you sound when you are on the phone, record yourself the next time you…
August 1, 2014
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Introducing Audrey Graziano, Our New Associate

You have already met Leigh and Ryann from the Polished by tu-anh team in my earlier posts. So today, I want you to meet our newest Associate, Audrey Graziano!  Audrey's experience as a super mom, supportive wife, and a part-time actress is perfect for what she will be doing at our agency. She is smart, quick on her feet, entertaining, highly organized, disciplined, focused, talented, driven, stylish, creative, a great team player and most importantly,…
July 24, 2014
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Keep Your Workspace Positive and Get Things Done.

From Polished by tu-anh garden into client's office. I have always been a big believer in creating a positive, happy, and healthy work environment. This is why I incorporate honesty, appreciation, good feng shui, and healthy eating habits all into the culture of Polished by tu-anh. Just ask anyone from my team-we are not your typical work environment! We are all crazy-crazy good! I let my team have the freedom to…
June 27, 2014
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Get The Unsaid Said And Change Your Life FOREVER-Happy National Honesty Day!

As you know, besides love, honesty is an incredibly important value for me in all that I do and how I live my life.  It is also on our Polished by tu-anh code of honor and conduct. Especially, when it comes to "getting the unsaid said" - doing so will make work more productive and efficient in addition to helping you build stronger relationships at work and at home. (more…)
April 30, 2014
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Do You Trust Your Intuition?

I took this photo on a cold Sunday afternoon while taking Nini, my voluptuous Chihuahua for a walk. It was calm, cold, but beautiful. Sometimes it is hard to do what you know is right for you when everyone else is telling you that it is wrong.  Looking back, there have been a few situations in my life where I should have listened to my intuition.  If I had listened to what…
March 30, 2014
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What Colors Are You Attracted To and Why?

This was a gift I received recently from someone very special in my life.  The arrangement is simple, artistic, and beautiful. As you might know, Pantone's Color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a color that "emanates great joy, love and health" according to their website.  What do your choice of colors say about you?  Are you fun and fearless, or grounded and sophisticated?  Do you favor a specific color over…
March 23, 2014
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Three Life Principles Not To Live By…

Want some advice on how to make your life easier?  Then do not apply the three common life principles listed below! Sure, you might hear these phrases repeated over and over by your friends and family, but honestly they may actually do more harm in your life than good.  Below are some useful advice from Steven Gaffney's perspectives on these principles and why he believes they don't always work.  My own thoughts…
March 21, 2014
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Do You Believe In Angels?

I have always believed in angels and their magical powers but the topic has been somewhat esoteric and a mystery to me until recently. It was at the Celebrate Your Life Conference in Arizona where I met Kaya and Christiane Muller.  There were several vendors there including an artist that I really like whom I will be featuring later this month. It was the beautiful light blue booth display and…
March 16, 2014
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You’re Invited: “Good As New” Fashion Trunk Show Benefiting Goodwill of Greater Washington

We know how much you love shopping for a bargain and being socially responsible at the same time, so we have something fun and exciting in store for you coming up. On April 22, 2014, my Polished by tu-anh team and I invite you to join us at the β€œGood As New” Fashion Trunk Show benefiting Goodwill of Greater Washington.  So no more waiting impatiently until September for the Big Annual…
March 12, 2014