| Moving Up the Ladder - Speak With Confidence
by Gary Genard and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
Public speaking is a part of nearly everyone's job, whether it's in front of a group of co-workers, the board of a company, or a large audience at a conference. Unfortunately, many individuals struggle with this skill. Ph.D. Gary Genard, speech coach, communications professor and actor, brings his wealth of experience speaking in front of others and brings it to the workplace. Gary also gives Tim Muma insights from his book, "...
| Moving Up the Ladder - The Harm of Hiding Yourself
by Shawn Hunter and Tim Muma - Jul, 2014
At times in our careers we may cover up who we are or what makes us different than the next person. Perhaps there's a greater cost to doing this than we can understand or interpret. Shawn Hunter, executive producer and vice president for Leadership Solutions at Skillsoft, tells Tim Muma that while we think we're doing the right thing by "fitting in," we often do damage to our careers. Shawn fills us in on how to avoid this tra...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Networking at Work
by John Muscarello and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
When professionals network, they often look to do so outside of their organizations. However, networking with colleagues is just as important as networking externally. John Muscarello, founder of Endless Job Offers, joins the show to discuss the importance of networking at work. He will dive into how you can network at work, who you should network with, along with sharing effective tips and strategies. Moving Up the Ladder...
| Technically Speaking - Digital Life Management
by Allison Stadd and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
According to Clive Thimpson, Wired, every day we send 154.6 billion emails, more than 400 million tweets, and over 1 million blog posts. Even on an individual level, managing hundreds of emails, dozens of new blog posts and tweets can be a challenging task. Joining the show to discuss how to manage your professional digital life is Allison Stadd, a digital life coach. With Host Cady Chesney, Allison will explore the ins and ou...
Has Your Network Abandoned You? 10 Tips To Win Them Back
by Rob Taub - Aug, 2014
Running out of ideas on how to stimulate your network? Are your one time ‘good contacts’ harder to reach today? Let me be blunter: Has your network abandoned you? How often you can use your network contacts and for how long, is entirely up to you. If you leave that up to them and it becomes “work” for them, expect contact to be infrequent at best and short-lived. FACT: It’s human nature to want to help others (we just do...
Six Simple Summer Networking Tactics That Will Help You Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2014
“Summertime, and the living is easy…”. Sure, if you’re settled in a job and perhaps even getting ready to go on vacation. If so, a person could be forgiven for believing that the living is indeed easy. If, on the other hand, you are looking for work or to change jobs, it’s likely that “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” more accurately describes your feelings about summer. Summer may act...
Climbing the Proverbial Career Ladder: Network Your Way to the Top
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2014
Want to advance to the next level? Networking can help you do just that! How networking can help you…. 1. Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2. Become well known within your industry. 3. Be seen as a subject matter expert. 4. Expand your network. 5. Keep your network alive. If you’re serious about your career and want to move up to the next level, networking can hel...
Network to Keep Your Work!
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2014
Increase your visibility up, down, and across your current organization. Networking can help you…. 1. Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2. Become known as a subject matter expert. 3. Expand your network. 4. Keep your network alive. While some may reserve networking for times when they’re in a job search, others are continually working to build and maintain their n...
Network Your Way to Job Interviews and Offers
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
To some job seekers, “networking” is almost a dirty word–something they want to avoid like the plague. This isn’t a new thought; we’ve been around this track a few times before. However, in the unpredictable times we live in now, seemingly old methods can become new again, at least in terms of their importance to a successful job search. Networking: Not Just a Numbers Game I’ve seen various statistics and pieces of advic...
Jump Start Your Job Search through Networking
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jul, 2014
Networking can help you…. 1. Get the word out that you are in a job search. 2. Gain advice about your job search techniques. 3. Uncover job leads in the “hidden job market.” 4. Get referrals to other individuals or organizations that you’re targeting. 5. Learn more about specific positions, fields, or industries. 6. Gather information about specific companies. 7. Expand your network...
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn? Sure, it is great to connect online. Most of our daily professional and personal interactions are virtual. However, there is a distinct value in meeting face to face. I have heard all of the excuses fo...
5 questions to ask to determine if your network is effective
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
We speak much about networking these days with some confusion about what defines networking. Though I do attend one networking group every month – my Christian Business Leaders breakfast – I don’t think running to networking events is the solution or what I mean by networking. Though I am a proponent of using social media for networking, I don’t think just signing up for all the social media you can find is what I mean by netw...
11 concrete ways to use Twitter for networking
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
I don’t know how many job seekers are strategically using Twitter to network and advance their job search, but I do know that it’s a very small percentage. If you already use Twitter, you can easily switch to the more strategic focus I am going to teach you. But if you have never used Twitter before, don’t worry. It is easy to get started. It’s completely free. And once you understand the potential, I know you’ll be eager t...
Earning Your Marketing Stripes: It’s All About Relationships
by Brian Muys - Mar, 2014
In too many organizations, marketing and public relations are often considered more tactical functions that simply support larger business initiatives. In some instances, higher-cost promotional channels can all too easily be relegated to a secondary, discretionary role, especially during periods of economic uncertainty. First, this means that any given marketing program, however ambitious, must be directly aligned with or...
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