Posts by Mary Williams

The Power of NO and the 4 Reasons you Shouldn’t Say Yes

I spent one evening last week with a group of dynamic, smart businesswomen, all entrepreneurs.  I cannot stop reflecting on one of their questions, “What is the best way to say no in business?” Fact.  As of this morning, there were eight billion Google searches for – “How to say No in Business” The struggle…

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What do thank you notes, self-doubt, confidence building, the Buccaneers and doing business on the golf course have in common?

These are all questions and conversations stimulated from my most recent work with the students in the Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University in Detroit.  I know you have heard me say this many times before and it’s worth repeating.  The work I do with the students in the Corporate Mentorship Program led…

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6 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Zoom First Impressions

Happy New Year!  Are you hoping you don’t have to hear as many of these phrases in 2021? I think you are on mute…or I can’t hear you.  How about….these are unprecedented times, or anything referencing the new normal or even this one….Is everyone able to see my screen?   via GIPHY Honestly, be proud of…

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How I am Surviving Safer at Home

Our lives have been turned upside down.  Everything has changed.  Who could have expected it to happen so fast?  You can call me naïve, you can say that I had my head in the sand, however, to imagine a day when basically everything either stopped or radically changed, I was unprepared.  During the first week…

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