zoom etiquette

Zoom Etiquette: Body Language, Confidence and Why You Should Stop Staring at Yourself

By Mary Williams / July 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Have you recently had a job interview on Zoom?  Or pitched a big idea to a large group? Or relayed critical information to your boss and your bosses’ boss during a Zoom team meeting? Or are you simply interested in leveling up for your new normal to be most successful…


Top 3 Reasons Body Language and Tone Are a Big Deal on Zoom

By Mary Williams / May 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you spending the bulk of your days on virtual meeting platforms? Just in case you didn’t know how important it is to dress for success, let this be a friendly reminder that people decide whether they like you or not in seven seconds and this applies to virtual meetings…


How I am Surviving Safer at Home

By Mary Williams / April 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

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…


The Rewards of Clarity

By Mary Williams / January 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Clarity allows us the freedom to design better possibilities.  Clarity allows for a clear path to action that will get us where we want and need to go.  For me, the importance of clarity can not be overrated. I love what James Clear says in his New York Times best-selling…


Why Coaching?

By Mary Williams / December 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why Coaching? To explain the why, we will need to talk about the what.  What is coaching?  Executive coaching is a method to gain self-awareness and clarity by tapping into potential.   By tapping into your unique potential, you can develop, grow, optimize and reach your full potential.  Coaching is a…


How Conquering the first “Promotion Gap” Will Change Your Career Forever

By Mary Williams / November 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

How Conquering the first “Promotion Gap” Will Change Your Career Forever For those of you who know me, you know my tremendous passion for coaching and mentoring and my overwhelming desire to help women succeed.  The 2019 McKinsey report is out, and one of the findings outlined in the report…


Tried & True Conversation Starters

By Mary Williams / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s be honest, most people do not enjoy networking, especially if you are an introvert, although we agree it’s a necessary activity in business.  One way to ensure it’s almost pain-free (and a lot more interesting and enjoyable) is to engage in a sincere conversation when you meet someone with…


5 Mistakes that DESTROY Business Relationships

By Mary Williams / September 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

For those of you who know me, you know business etiquette is my passion.  You know that Letitia Baldridge, the late American etiquette expert and public relations executive is one of my idols.  She published 20 books, appeared on the cover of TIME, and was a guest on Late Night…

Emotional Intelligence and Vulnerability

Emotional Intelligence and Vulnerability

By Mary Williams / July 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

While considering this blog post and my upcoming presentations during the Greystar Members Only Leasing Retreat this week, I cannot get vulnerability out of my mind.  As I prepared and reviewed my presentation, I saw I included “be vulnerable” on page twelve, bullet number six.  Perhaps it deserves a page…


Business Is Built on Relationships

By Mary Williams / June 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

I had lunch with an old friend and fellow entrepreneur.  Outgoing, fun, energetic, involved and positive are ways in which I would describe her.  She founded her own franchise business about a year before I launched Mary Williams FIA.  She is a few months ahead of me on the learning…