Category Archives: Communication Skills

Three Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Last month, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual,” a collection of essays by Luvvie Ajayi, ranked fifth on the “New York Times Best Sellers” list for paperback nonfiction. It was an extraordinary debut for the first-time author who is neither a famous singer-songwriter like Patti Smith (#9 that week) nor a high-profile journalist like David Brooks (#6). Ajayi, who writes humorously about anything from cosmetics to racist microaggressions, is also … [ more ]

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Podcast | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Click Play below to listen. Whether you are building a start-up, selling products in the field or presenting to a team of management, you have to put yourself out there—and that means opening yourself up to possibly harsh feedback and rejection. In this 30-minute discussion, award-winning social entrepreneur Leila Janah shares her experiences and offer her techniques for • working through adversity • weathering criticism • using it as a tool for growth • and ultimately … [ more ]

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Podcast | Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People

Click Play below to listen. Wharton professor and top-rated 2014 conference speaker Jonah Berger is back to share his business and social science research that will help us to learn the subtle, invisible influences behind our choices as individuals. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and how we can use this knowledge to make better-informed decisions and exercise more control over our own behavior. https://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2016/Jonah-Berger-teleclass.mp3Podcast: … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00-1:30pm Eastern

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Free Teleclass | Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People

Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:00-1:30pm Eastern

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Podcast | Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

Can you really draw your way to success? Heather Willems, co-founder of ImageThink and co-author of Draw Your Big Idea will prove you can in this 30-minute talk where she explains the secret power of visuals for achieving your goals in the workplace. Willems offers techniques to harness your creativity and master success using nothing more than your basic drawing skills. Learn how to clarify complex ideas, spark creativity, solve … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Download the companion PDF to follow along and practice with Heather.

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.

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Podcast: Speak with Confidence and Unleash Your Power with Lisa Nichols

In this 30-minute teleclass, motivational speaker Lisa Nichols, author of Abundance Now, will show you how to: Prepare for the stage, the boardroom or the negotiating table Tailor your message to the audience Share your enthusiasm and create the impact you desire! Press play below to listen. https://media.blubrry.com/paconferenceforwomen/p/cdn.conferencesforwomen.org/2016/Lisa-Nichols-teleclass.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS

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Trade Secrets of a Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur

A word to the wise: If you ever take a meeting with Tiffanie Stanard, make sure you’re fully caffeinated. The marketing and branding strategist and CEO of Prestige Concepts in Philadelphia talks fast, thinks faster—and does what most people consider a full morning’s slate (i.e., sends emails to current, past and prospective clients, updates her to-do list, prepares for meetings and exercises) before she has even arrived at her office.

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