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Sharon Haver – FocusOnStyle.com

Style Expert and Online Business Personal Brand Success Strategist for fellow women entrepreneurs, Sharon Haver shares expert fashion, business and lifestyle tips to step into your STAR Power. The FocusOnStyle fashion blog was founded in 1999, and includes the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast, and Quick Tips how to video series.

Taking great photos doesn’t have to be intimidating, don’t panic! Sometimes we overthink when is the best time to take a photo. I’ve got a little secret for you — it’s RIGHT NOW! When you look and feel good it shows! Take advantage of those moments. Share your positive moments in a photo. People want to share in your life. Be a part of your journey. See your smile. Share the amazing moments of your life! When you feel that […]

Taking great photos doesn’t have to be intimidating, don’t panic! Sometimes we overthink when is the best time to take a photo. I’ve got a little secret for you — it’s RIGHT NOW! When you look and feel good it shows! Take advantage of those moments. Share your positive moments in a photo. People want to share in your life. Be a part of your journey. See your smile. Share the amazing moments of your life! When you feel that

Original Post at How to Eliminate Photo Stress and Get The Results You Want

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 16, 2018, 1:51 am

How do you balance your brand imaging? It isn’t always 50/50. Who doesn’t love easy math? This equation only has three parts: 80, 20 and YOU. When it comes to your online photos, 80 percent of the time you want to bring the every day you. The other 20 percent, feel free to tszuj it up! The most important part of the equation is you. You bringing yourself to the table. Whether it’s an everyday look or all Glam and […]

How do you balance your brand imaging? It isn’t always 50/50. Who doesn’t love easy math? This equation only has three parts: 80, 20 and YOU. When it comes to your online photos, 80 percent of the time you want to bring the every day you. The other 20 percent, feel free to tszuj it up! The most important part of the equation is you. You bringing yourself to the table. Whether it’s an everyday look or all Glam and

Original Post at Are branding photos the best way to connect with your audience?

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:29 am

Do you wonder why you’re not getting noticed online? This could be the reason… As fun as it is to do big brand fancy photo shoots, this isn’t the best way to represent yourself. Why? Because people aren’t connecting with you as a REAL person! People relate to real people, and if you’re posting the same picture all over the place people zone out! We get exhausted from seeing the same photo over and over again. Or the same three […]

Do you wonder why you’re not getting noticed online? This could be the reason… As fun as it is to do big brand fancy photo shoots, this isn’t the best way to represent yourself. Why? Because people aren’t connecting with you as a REAL person! People relate to real people, and if you’re posting the same picture all over the place people zone out! We get exhausted from seeing the same photo over and over again. Or the same three

Original Post at Why you may be getting overlooked online and how to fix that

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 8, 2018, 12:57 am

Do you want to amp up your camera ready makeup without paying for a glam squad? Here’s how! Sometimes you want a little extra tszuj in your makeup but you aren’t quite sure how to do it yourself. No sweat, there is a fun and easy way to get styled for your videos and photos without breaking the bank. Here’s the scoop: Most professional makeup stores will do your makeup for free, all you have to do is pay for […]

Do you want to amp up your camera ready makeup without paying for a glam squad? Here’s how! Sometimes you want a little extra tszuj in your makeup but you aren’t quite sure how to do it yourself. No sweat, there is a fun and easy way to get styled for your videos and photos without breaking the bank. Here’s the scoop: Most professional makeup stores will do your makeup for free, all you have to do is pay for

Original Post at Cheap Chic Secret For Camera Ready Makeup, YOUR Way!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: November 7, 2018, 12:43 am

Getting Real, Being Authentic On Camera is NOT Just For Celebrities, You Can Master It Too! It seems so counterintuitive but knowing how to be authentic on camera when what seems so natural gets too complicated is a top issue that many entrepreneurs face. It makes total sense. Because as an entrepreneur, coach, author, or any independent contractor who is the face of your brand, you probably never went to acting class nor modeling school. But now, being in front […]

Getting Real, Being Authentic On Camera is NOT Just For Celebrities, You Can Master It Too! It seems so counterintuitive but knowing how to be authentic on camera when what seems so natural gets too complicated is a top issue that many entrepreneurs face. It makes total sense. Because as an entrepreneur, coach, author, or any independent contractor who is the face of your brand, you probably never went to acting class nor modeling school. But now, being in front

Original Post at Say Cheese! How To Not Feel Weird, Look Frozen and Be Authentic on Camera [Video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 31, 2018, 3:27 pm

Spoiler Alert: When it comes to connecting with your audience… you gotta be REAL! We’ve all done it, or at least entertained the idea. Thinking we need to do this, add that, hire them to grow our personal brand. Before you know it, you are out a ton and a half of money, spinning your wheels and ending up with a personal brand that’s no longer very personal. And content that seems not even close to you and your voice. […]

Spoiler Alert: When it comes to connecting with your audience… you gotta be REAL! We’ve all done it, or at least entertained the idea. Thinking we need to do this, add that, hire them to grow our personal brand. Before you know it, you are out a ton and a half of money, spinning your wheels and ending up with a personal brand that’s no longer very personal. And content that seems not even close to you and your voice.

Original Post at How To Create Content That Authentically Connects With Your Ideal Audience

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 25, 2018, 7:21 pm

If you ever wonder how to take a great photo that you can use on social media, video thumbnails and set ups, your web site, your book cover… basically anything, then this post is definitely for you. It can get overwhelming if not a dent to your ego when you try to take a photo and end up looking not so hot. One thing I learned on 15 years on photoshoots is that many models and celebrities are not as […]

If you ever wonder how to take a great photo that you can use on social media, video thumbnails and set ups, your web site, your book cover… basically anything, then this post is definitely for you. It can get overwhelming if not a dent to your ego when you try to take a photo and end up looking not so hot. One thing I learned on 15 years on photoshoots is that many models and celebrities are not as

Original Post at Camera Shy? Not Any More With These 3 Easy Tricks To Look Great In Photos [Live Video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 24, 2018, 9:32 pm

Finding your “Big Why” is typically the first step in your marketing and starting up your business as its those very reasons that will keep you going when things get complicated. Knowing the “why” makes perfect sense to set the path to share your message (your “what”) with the kind of audience you want to attract (your “who”). But what so many business coaches and entrepreneurs greatly overlook is YOUR BIG WHERE. In today’s visual world where authenticity trumps staged […]

Finding your “Big Why” is typically the first step in your marketing and starting up your business as its those very reasons that will keep you going when things get complicated. Knowing the “why” makes perfect sense to set the path to share your message (your “what”) with the kind of audience you want to attract (your “who”). But what so many business coaches and entrepreneurs greatly overlook is YOUR BIG WHERE. In today’s visual world where authenticity trumps staged

Original Post at Sure the “Big Why” Is Critical To Your Message, But Don’t Neglect The ‘Where”

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 23, 2018, 10:54 pm

Every woman who wants to stand out in a crowded market must discover her own way to become iconic. From all my years of working as a fashion stylist, being with celebrities, and even spending an evening with Audrey Hepburn, the one thing that separates those with iconic star power and the rest of us is that “they” have honed in on what makes them so extra special. Getting yourself OUT THERE for photos, video or stage can be intimidating. […]

Every woman who wants to stand out in a crowded market must discover her own way to become iconic. From all my years of working as a fashion stylist, being with celebrities, and even spending an evening with Audrey Hepburn, the one thing that separates those with iconic star power and the rest of us is that “they” have honed in on what makes them so extra special. Getting yourself OUT THERE for photos, video or stage can be intimidating.

Original Post at Iconic Style: Lessons Learned From A Legend

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: October 5, 2018, 8:38 pm

We’re talking about connecting with your audience this week.  The profound connection and bond to the right tribe who truly gets you and wants a part of your secret sauce. That type of magnetic attraction comes one way- by being real. In today’s crowded market so many of us realize that expertise is not enough to stand out in a crowded market. It’s easy to feel stuck in your business and not know how to get out so you can get […]

We’re talking about connecting with your audience this week.  The profound connection and bond to the right tribe who truly gets you and wants a part of your secret sauce. That type of magnetic attraction comes one way- by being real. In today’s crowded market so many of us realize that expertise is not enough to stand out in a crowded market. It’s easy to feel stuck in your business and not know how to get out so you can get

Original Post at Why taking your tribe along for the ride is critical to your bond

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 28, 2018, 10:21 am

Be in the moment when you are posting content on the go. It’s been a busy, fun filled week! Im out in California heading out to Sequoia national park. But since we’re in the car, I wanted to jump in with a great social media tip to help you in building a stronger connection with your peeps. A lot of us have the tendency to take on a ton of extra stuff in our businesses… And I know from experience […]

Be in the moment when you are posting content on the go. It’s been a busy, fun filled week! Im out in California heading out to Sequoia national park. But since we’re in the car, I wanted to jump in with a great social media tip to help you in building a stronger connection with your peeps. A lot of us have the tendency to take on a ton of extra stuff in our businesses… And I know from experience

Original Post at Don’t Let “Extra Stuff” Hold You Back When Posting Content On The Go

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 21, 2018, 1:01 am

How is it that being authentic to your brand (and you) on social media can be so dang confusing? It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. So some of us grab templates and stock photos and Mad Libs type templates or hire someone to “speak” for us. I get it. Posting on social media can be intimidating, time consuming, annoying, a whole lot of hype or something you would just rather farm out. But it […]

How is it that being authentic to your brand (and you) on social media can be so dang confusing? It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. So some of us grab templates and stock photos and Mad Libs type templates or hire someone to “speak” for us. I get it. Posting on social media can be intimidating, time consuming, annoying, a whole lot of hype or something you would just rather farm out. But it

Original Post at Instagram Posting Tips: End Social Media Stress + Be Authentic to Your Brand

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 12, 2018, 12:03 am

How to add a little tzuj to your life with New York Fashion Week inspiration. Hey, it’s New York Fashion Week and I thought this would be the perfect time to come in and give a little nudge to take some helpful advice from the fashion world. Even with my years in the style industry, as a business owner who works from home, I know it can get difficult to actually put emphasis on what you wear (when no one […]

How to add a little tzuj to your life with New York Fashion Week inspiration. Hey, it’s New York Fashion Week and I thought this would be the perfect time to come in and give a little nudge to take some helpful advice from the fashion world. Even with my years in the style industry, as a business owner who works from home, I know it can get difficult to actually put emphasis on what you wear (when no one

Original Post at Go ahead, give yourself permission to make your outfit pop…

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 10, 2018, 11:09 pm

How people see you makes a difference in your business. You may have heard about this phrase — positioning is the new currency. But what does this mean? It goes without saying that people are influenced by entrepreneurs who they can relate to or look up to. In layman’s terms, how people see you and perceive you is exactly WHAT and HOW they think of you in their mind. So most of the time were talking about brand image, brand […]

How people see you makes a difference in your business. You may have heard about this phrase — positioning is the new currency. But what does this mean? It goes without saying that people are influenced by entrepreneurs who they can relate to or look up to. In layman’s terms, how people see you and perceive you is exactly WHAT and HOW they think of you in their mind. So most of the time were talking about brand image, brand

Original Post at The Art of Positioning in the Mind’s Eye

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 6, 2018, 5:47 pm

How I can go to the beach on a work day and still get work done… it’s the secret sauce to time management. It’s a manic work day but my husband and I are headed right to the beach! Curious why? He works on Saturday and he has Monday off — he’s a doctor and you know how it is. So to compensate for our couple time, I have developed his kind of hours so we can spend time together […]

How I can go to the beach on a work day and still get work done… it’s the secret sauce to time management. It’s a manic work day but my husband and I are headed right to the beach! Curious why? He works on Saturday and he has Monday off — he’s a doctor and you know how it is. So to compensate for our couple time, I have developed his kind of hours so we can spend time together

Original Post at Flexibility & Time Management Tips: How To Go To The Beach On A Work Day and Not Be A Slacker

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 5, 2018, 8:54 pm

Yup, it can be done. My manicurist did! I had a lightbulb moment while getting my usual mani pedi at a new local nail salon– my favorite place closed so I’ve been trying to find a spot that I like just as much. Unfortunately, until now my customer expectations have been hard to match. If you know me, I have really crumby nails, always have always will — and just like that a nail salon wisdom popped into my head […]

Yup, it can be done. My manicurist did! I had a lightbulb moment while getting my usual mani pedi at a new local nail salon– my favorite place closed so I’ve been trying to find a spot that I like just as much. Unfortunately, until now my customer expectations have been hard to match. If you know me, I have really crumby nails, always have always will — and just like that a nail salon wisdom popped into my head

Original Post at Nail Salon Wisdom: Customer Expectations and How To Realistically Exceed Them + Lovely New York Fountain

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: September 4, 2018, 10:58 pm

Gazpacho has tomatoes (or in this sexy version avocados), what does your sales strategy have that make it stand out? While hubbs and I are eating at the Guggenheim Museum, something out of the norm came into my head and it has something to do with crazy sexy version of gazpacho that’s made from avocado. So, this is how it goes… When you’re doing sales and when you’re promoting your business or you have a client or you have a […]

Gazpacho has tomatoes (or in this sexy version avocados), what does your sales strategy have that make it stand out? While hubbs and I are eating at the Guggenheim Museum, something out of the norm came into my head and it has something to do with crazy sexy version of gazpacho that’s made from avocado. So, this is how it goes… When you’re doing sales and when you’re promoting your business or you have a client or you have a

Original Post at How to add gazpacho in your sales strategy – that one ingredient to make it happen! [video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 30, 2018, 5:31 pm

How to be authentic when filming for social media. In the digital world, we connect with what seems authentic and real. So when you create images and videos for your tribe, you have to set yourself up properly. HOW DO YOU DO THAT EFFECTIVELY? A good rule of thumb is to have about 80% of your images be DIY to amplify your personal connection to your audience. Take the time to plan out your own photoshoots and videos and don’t […]

How to be authentic when filming for social media. In the digital world, we connect with what seems authentic and real. So when you create images and videos for your tribe, you have to set yourself up properly. HOW DO YOU DO THAT EFFECTIVELY? A good rule of thumb is to have about 80% of your images be DIY to amplify your personal connection to your audience. Take the time to plan out your own photoshoots and videos and don’t

Original Post at Know when to be real [video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 29, 2018, 10:52 pm

How I accelerated my business in the first few years. I was standing in the openness between the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty and started thinking how you can find freedom in your business just like the statue that elegantly represents this. As an entrepreneur, especially in the early stages (or even first few years), you end up spending hours and time beyond belief to successfully grow a business. You get caught up in a lot of work – […]

How I accelerated my business in the first few years. I was standing in the openness between the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty and started thinking how you can find freedom in your business just like the statue that elegantly represents this. As an entrepreneur, especially in the early stages (or even first few years), you end up spending hours and time beyond belief to successfully grow a business. You get caught up in a lot of work –

Original Post at One Huge Productivity Tip on Creative Process + Wonderful View of New York City Harbor and Statue of Liberty [video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 28, 2018, 10:43 pm

Ok, you’re REINVENTING YOURSELF… So how do you solve the PUZZLE of building your BRAND? Creating a personal brand from scratch can be overwhelming, but there is a way to not only easily find your best brand persona but also be as authentic as possible. Oh, did I mention that it will be fun and creative too? One of the frustrations that I often hear about from clients, and entrepreneurs new to the online space, is how to create a […]

Ok, you’re REINVENTING YOURSELF… So how do you solve the PUZZLE of building your BRAND? Creating a personal brand from scratch can be overwhelming, but there is a way to not only easily find your best brand persona but also be as authentic as possible. Oh, did I mention that it will be fun and creative too? One of the frustrations that I often hear about from clients, and entrepreneurs new to the online space, is how to create a

Original Post at Brand Building Puzzle – Solved!

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 23, 2018, 8:32 pm

Strategic moderation is the magic formula to get more done in your business (no shizzle) When it comes actually to figure out how to get more done, the most direct and logical way to get ahead is not doing a million things– no matter how tantalizing they may seem. You’ve probably tried a little of this, some of that, a sprinkle of what not, how about this?  Yet, this one thing is so straightforward that it might just blow your […]

Strategic moderation is the magic formula to get more done in your business (no shizzle) When it comes actually to figure out how to get more done, the most direct and logical way to get ahead is not doing a million things– no matter how tantalizing they may seem. You’ve probably tried a little of this, some of that, a sprinkle of what not, how about this?  Yet, this one thing is so straightforward that it might just blow your

Original Post at How to get more done by doing less

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 22, 2018, 7:43 pm

As entrepreneurs, small business owners or coaches, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and lose site of how to get back on track when things that you didn’t plan on get in your way. Don’t worry. It happenes to the best of us. That’s why I did this Facebook Live video to share how I get back on track so I can be productive when the unexpected gets in my way.

As entrepreneurs, small business owners or coaches, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and lose site of how to get back on track when things that you didn’t plan on get in your way. Don’t worry. It happenes to the best of us. That’s why I did this Facebook Live video to share how I get back on track so I can be productive when the unexpected gets in my way.

Original Post at Productivity Tip: How to get back on track when the day gets away from you

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 21, 2018, 9:17 pm

Successful Brand Building… Take a cue from reality shows and be yourself to attract your best audience Maybe the Kardashians aren’t the only ones getting this right. Do you know the reason why people get so addicted to reality shows? Have you ever felt this connection yourself? Without a doubt, what reality shows create are: • real connections • unique bonds with the audience Just by appearing at regular times on TV! And all of this happens because people crave […]

Successful Brand Building… Take a cue from reality shows and be yourself to attract your best audience Maybe the Kardashians aren’t the only ones getting this right. Do you know the reason why people get so addicted to reality shows? Have you ever felt this connection yourself? Without a doubt, what reality shows create are: • real connections • unique bonds with the audience Just by appearing at regular times on TV! And all of this happens because people crave

Original Post at Amplify Your Authentic Persona: How Reality TV Shows Can Change How You + Your Business Get Out There Forever! [Live Video]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 pm

Three Video Bonanza: The truth about your hair color + how to avoid that dreaded allure buster It may be fun to be a color chameleon when it comes to your hair but too much of a good thing can lead to damage. Even worse, when all those color changes weren’t intentional and were the result of too much hair color gone wrong.

Three Video Bonanza: The truth about your hair color + how to avoid that dreaded allure buster It may be fun to be a color chameleon when it comes to your hair but too much of a good thing can lead to damage. Even worse, when all those color changes weren’t intentional and were the result of too much hair color gone wrong.

Original Post at Hair Color Tips to Keep That Youthful Look [3 Videos!]

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: August 17, 2018, 4:25 pm

Snap, Ready, Go: If you’re not exploiting what you have in your pocket, you’re missing out on the most authentic way to have your personal brand shine. PART ONE OF TWO There’s no denying, research shows a pretty solid case as to why you simply cannot ignore your headshot… if you want to attract the right audience that recognizes your worth in your work and as who you are as a person. “When you undervalue what you do, the world […]

Snap, Ready, Go: If you’re not exploiting what you have in your pocket, you’re missing out on the most authentic way to have your personal brand shine. PART ONE OF TWO There’s no denying, research shows a pretty solid case as to why you simply cannot ignore your headshot… if you want to attract the right audience that recognizes your worth in your work and as who you are as a person. “When you undervalue what you do, the world

Original Post at Special Report: Why You Need The Right Headshot to Succeed (And Attract Your Correct Audience)- Part One

Author: Sharon Haver
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:35 pm