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Professional Visibility

How To Build Professional Visibility
(Without Sounding Self-Promotional)

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Increasing professional visibility can contribute positively to business success and career advancement. The more that people know of and about you, the greater likelihood that they will view you as a go-to expert, thought leader or asset with a specific set of skills, knowledge and experience. This recognition strengthens your personal brand and, by extension, your company’s brand too. Read More

Presentation

Must-Do’s Before Giving a Presentation

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Speaking publicly — whether running a meeting or as a presenter, keynote speaker, panelist or event host — is a valuable opportunity to communicate expertise, strengthen credibility and showcase your personal brand. Presenting in front of audiences, large or small, also boosts professional visibility and sparks network growth and business opportunities. Read More

6 Tips Before Jumping on the Resolution Bandwagon

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As the end of the year approaches, it’s easy to fall into the New Year’s Resolution mindset, i.e., think about what you’ll start doing (or do differently) to achieve your goals in the coming year. The classics are all too familiar: go to the gym, eat healthier, sleep better etc. Professionally, common goals include kicking a job search into gear, networking, joining professional associations, seeking a promotion/raise etc. Read More

How NOT To Introduce Yourself: 6 Introduction Mistakes To Avoid

How NOT To Introduce Yourself: 6 Introduction Mistakes To Avoid

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How you introduce yourself when meeting someone for the first time can shape and set the tone for the relationship. What you say (and how you say it) makes an important impression and reflects your personal brand. You control the message, which is important as it can become the sound bite that your new acquaintance uses to introduce you to others (especially if you meet at an event or when networking). Read More

LinkedIn Headshot

Why Your LinkedIn Headshot Matters

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Your LinkedIn headshot is an essential part of your profile and personal brand. It impacts how others see you at first glance and, by extension, what they assume (rightly or wrongly) about your competency, likeability and trustworthiness (not unlike the mere seconds it takes to make an impression when walking into a room). How you present yourself through your profile picture is critical to making a strong first impression, whether related to business and job opportunities, networking, speaking engagements or media inquiries etc. Read More

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How To Improve Introduction Etiquette

By | PRG Blog

Making and receiving introductions is helpful for all professionals, whether related to a potential job, board role, client, business opportunity or other resource. Introductions also bring together individuals with complimentary businesses, skills and research interests, as well as facilitate connections between people with commonalities (e.g., fellow alumni).
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Executive Presence

Executive Presence: The “It” Factor For Successful Leadership

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You’ve heard that executive presence drives success and progression at the senior level — but what is it really? While there’s no single definition, aspects of executive presence include charisma, poise under pressure, confidence, professional appearance and influence. A leader’s workplace actions and behaviors, as well as how that person makes others feel, reflect executive presence too. Read More