Rachel Weingarten is a marketing & brand strategist and president of 729.marketing. She’s a pop culture and trends analyst who frequently writes about business and style and the business of style. Rachel’s a sometimes professor, teaching personal branding and the history of beauty culture and cosmetic marketing on the graduate and undergraduate levels. She leads corporate seminars on topics including evolving communication and spirituality in the workplace. Rachel is also the author of three award winning non-fiction books. Tweet with her @rachelcw.
Articles by Rachel Weingarten
9 ways to make your cold emails more successful
The perfect letter of introduction is hard to come by, and even harder to write. Why it’s important to craft one and what to include or leave out.
5 ways to create a private oasis in public spaces
In the age of co-working spaces, how can you hold onto a semblance of privacy when you’re surrounded by noise and distractions?
4 steps to 5-minute meetings
Trying to cut the bloat from meetings might lead to more effective time management and less wasted time during your day. Here are four steps to try.
How to rebuild burned bridges at work
Remember that time you told off your boss in front of everyone else in the department and then flipped her the bird for good measure? Here's how to recover.
9 steps to better office holiday gift giving
‘Tis the season to be jolly and buy gifts for people you don’t really know that well. Here's how to deal with the immense pressure, and office gift ideas.
‘Tis the season to avoid pigging out at work
Between corporate gifts and holiday parties, it can be hard to avoid pigging out on all those free work snacks this time of year. Here's how to avoid it.
Three ways to stop creeping burnout
If you go about your day every single day without break or change in your routine, chances are good that burnout is just waiting to creep up on you.
9 ways to recover from (and avoid) holiday party embarrassment
No batter how sloppy your company holiday party may get, in most situations, you can probably save both your pride and your gig. Here's how.
6 keys to declutter your resume right now
Common wisdom tells us to limit all the important information on our resume to a single page, with just the highlights. Here's how to do it right.
5 things you need to delete from your life right this second
These five things are filling up space in your life that you don't need, and are taking up unnecessary space. Learn how to let them go. Delete them.
Point taken: 8 ways to communicate like a human infographic
While human beings can’t be infographics, but cutting down on conversational clutter can make people more inclined to listen to what you say.
Phone calls 101: For Millennials
Phone calls are coming back in a big way. And if picking up the phone for a quick conversation isn’t quite your default yet, it might be in the near future.
5 reasons to be more like Larry David at work
Sometimes, your inner curmudgeon is your best asset.
Liar liar pants on fire: 5 ways to spot bulls**t in the workplace
If your workplace is a den of lying, here are some tips to help you recognize the signs and how best to react.
7 clues you’re about to be fired — and what you can do about it
While it’s not always a great idea to trust your gut about every single work issue, here's when it may be worth wondering if your job's in danger.
How tattoos in the workplace might help you
Three in ten Americans have at least one tattoo. Does that mean that tattoos are fully acceptable in the workplace? The jury's still out.
Career advice from three successful women leaders
Inspiring advice from three great women leaders about how to succeed in the office.
10 lessons in career longevity from Billy Joel
Billy Joel can teach you a lot about what goes into sustaining a lifelong career. Here are several career lessons we can learn from the Piano Man.
You don’t need a golf club or yacht to network like a boss
The golf course has long been a favored spot for networking among the upper crust. But there are plenty of other ways for the rest of us to make strong career connections.
Be like Betty White: How a likeable demeanor can translate into a lifelong career
Here's what makes Betty White so beloved by people across all ages and life stages, and what can we learn from her incredible career.
You can’t know it all: Mentoring across ages and stages
The typical mentor is older and wiser, but as office and work culture has changed so has the importance and diversity of mentors. Age doesn't matter as much as communication and compatibility.
8 life and career lessons from Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year
Hit the reset button in your personal and professional life.
Don’t gloat: The flip side of schadenfreude
So instead of planning a party after a loathsome coworker fails, here are some ways to try to turn it into a learning experience instead of schadenfreude.
Why you should hit pause more often
Taking a pause can do wonders for your productivity and personal satisfaction. Here's why and how.
Think before making that next introduction
Making introductions between people is a skill as well as an art. Know the rules and you'll make more successful connections.