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How To Best Prepare For Giving Presentations

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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. Delivering presentations in front of audiences, large or small, also boosts professional visibility and sparks network growth and business opportunities. Read More

How To Make (& Stick With) A Better New Year’s Resolution

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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

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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Introducing Yourself

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When introducing yourself for the first time to someone, what you say and how you say it can shape and set the tone for the relationship. How you introduce yourself 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

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How To Highlight Board Experience In Your Personal Brand

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When considering a board search — whether as a first-time director or experienced one — take a close look at your personal brand to determine if your messaging highlights board experience (or board-relevant experience). It might sound surprising, but a strong personal brand of an executive or operational leader does not necessarily translate into that of an ideal board candidate. Read More

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Do You Need To Update Your LinkedIn Headshot?

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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 Make & Receive A Better Introduction

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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

How To Be A Better Leader With Executive Presence

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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

What You Need To Change On An International CV For Use In The US

What You Need To Change On An International CV For Use In The US

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When moving to the US from another country – or if you live in the US as an expat and English isn’t your first language – English business writing may not come so easily. This makes writing a resume an even bigger challenge… and it’s a challenge to start with for anyone! A strong resume is vital when looking for a new job, but how do you know if yours is at its best? Moreover, how do you know if the CV or resume you’ve used abroad follows standard practices for US-based resumes? Read More

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Why You Should Join Professional & Alumni Associations

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Successful careers are built on a foundation that includes ongoing network growth and knowledge development.

Many organizations provide opportunities and support to meet these needs — especially professional associations and college alumni organizations — yet a surprising number of people don’t think to take advantage of them (until, perhaps, they’re looking for a job). Read More