Monthly Archives: November 2017

How to Strike up a Conversation at a Conference

Many of us attend conferences for professional development.  We’d like to expand our job knowledge and bring the outside in.  But, it’s also a great time to step outside of your comfort zone and meet new people. Here are a … Continue reading

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Your Words Matter

“A $3,000 suit means nothing if your words have no value.” Consultant, Gisele Simmons shares that there is more to executive presence than just looking the part. She has coached entry-level professionals up through the c-suite to create messages that … Continue reading

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Preparing For Performance Reviews, Part 2: Handling Feedback

Last week, I wrote about giving feedback during performance reviews. This week, I offer tips on handling the feedback you receive in the most productive and graceful manner. With 2017 wrapping up, shortly, we will all sit down to discuss … Continue reading

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Preparing For Performance Reviews, Part 1: Giving Feedback

We’re nearing performance review season. It’s a season most people dread. If we feel we’re doing well, we’re gearing up for having to justify why we want an even bigger raise. If we’ve had an off year, or we’ve done … Continue reading

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