Tag Archives: Professionalism

Sports fans etiquette

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Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those peepers

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Professionalism

When booking a free or paid shoot, please keep your appointment. Most central Florida models flake at the last minute without consideration to the inconvenience they are cause many other people. I will start listing them by names! When booking, I create looks specifically for each person. I go out of my way to research […]

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I can if I want to

  Why are these questions important? If your personality is that of a very religious person, purple lipstick may be out of your comfort zone and may make you self conscious. If you look over 40, certain shades of purple may appear too juvenile. If you work at a courthouse, well, the judicial staff may […]

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Is that opportunity calling or the toilet flushing?

There was a time that telephones were harbingers of good and/or bad news. Now it seems they are not just for talking. They are for disappointment. It is disappointing when people do not keep their words. In both the professional and personal worlds, many of us have heard employers or dates say, “We’ll call you,” […]

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So why do I need to be polite anyway?

Etiquette is the code of conduct that guides us in social settings.  Etiquette is a list of rules of behavior to make the masses comfortable when interacting with us.  Etiquette is a social grace that represents who we are and who we are to become.  Etiquette is being polite and respectful around others.  Etiquette is […]

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Is there no etiquette in friendship?

Here is a story about three lovely Orlandoans and etiquette. Two ladies convinced a third to do something very special for her birthday. They tried to convince her to spend an evening clubbing at CityWalk. After a lengthy debate, the third finally conceded and agreed to do something for her birthday against her wishes. For two […]

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Once upon a notebook

An Orlando woman recently shared an online dating story and asked to remain anonymous.  We will call her “Allie.”  Being in Orlando, it was difficult for her to meet quality people. She spent a lot of time at work, school, raising a child alone, and trying to be everything to everyone.  One day, as Allie […]

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Dating etiquette – part 1

Dating in Orlando is certainly an adventure. For single women, weeding out men is very easy when you have a long list of rules. For example, be courteous and polite, use proper grammar, and be respectful. These “rules” seem simple and typical, but it is amazing how many people were not raised with etiquette. For […]

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Say may name b!tch!

Some of you may remember the title quote from the movie American Pie. While some Orlandons would like to think that “a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet,” they are wrong. How we address people, especially in a cultural conglomerate such as Orlando, denotes how we feel towards them and about ourselves. The […]

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Being prepared

A large part of being professional is being prepared. Orlando has a culture of being laid back while trying to be fast paced. Sometimes Orlandoans forget that being prepared is one of the keys to success. Examples of being unprepared: An attorney who does not have all of his court documents for a hearing. A […]

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A portrait of bad etiquette

Professionalism: An Orlando area photographer surfed ads seeking photographers on Craig’s List. Each of his responses were copied and pasted from previous responses and did not properly comply with each ad’s requirements. When asked to submit the requested items, his response was that professionals do not solicit on Craig’s List, and that it is not […]

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Dr who?

People seem to be very sensitive about their titles in Orlando. While it is understandable that people have gone to school and earned their educations, they do not need to require everyone to call them by their titles. An example would be a medical doctor demanding everyone who is and is not his/her patient address […]

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Model etiquette with Mireya – no pun intended

Many Orlando models forget their manners and exhibit a lack of professionalism when dealing with people who are not agencies but who can still assist them with their careers. There are many roles of people who can provide industry assistance including photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists, talent scouts, and more. Orlando has a […]

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Etiquette is a concept universally applied

When people hear the word “etiquette,” some tend to think of saying “please” and “thank you.” However, etiquette is a concept that applies to many situations such as in dating and business and is not limited to “minding p’s and q’s.”  Professionalism and etiquette seem to no longer be taught in or out of school. […]

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What not to do on a talent interview

A Freelance Orlando Makeup Artist tells us about a gosee gone bad. Q: What is a gosee? A: A gosee is the term used for a modeling interview and is the equivalent of a job interview. Using analogies, models are employees or self-contractors, and agents, photographers, companies, etc. are like employers / clients. To obtain a job, […]

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Mireya Oyola spring 2011 fashion week inspired makeup

In my last installment of spring 2011 fashion week inspired looks, Orlando model, Mireya Oyola, posed as my model. Some of you may remember her from two other articles – one about etiquette and one with a Valentine’s day makeup look. As always, Mireya was a wonderful model. We did five looks that day, but […]

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A gosee gone bad

A Freelance Orlando Makeup Artist tells us about a gosee gone bad. Q: What is a gosee? A: A gosee is the term used for a modeling interview and is the equivalent of a job interview. Using analogies, models are employees or self-contractors, and agents, photographers, companies, etc. are like employers / clients. To obtain […]

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