Communication Skills

Get Your Brand Straight!

Lena West“Have the courage to say what’s on your heart, because I guarantee it’s on the heart of other people.” -Lena West

In this 30-minute “Get Your Brand Straight” podcast, social media expert Lena West explains how to maximize social media to make sure your message is part of your messaging. Click the link below to listen. Read More

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Mel-RobbinssmDo you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says guest Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just tell them they have great energy and you wanted to meet them. Click the button below to listen to the full call! Read More

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Make the Most Out of Networking: “Office Hours” Recap

chris cowardNetworking is often viewed as a daunting task that requires you to dress up, attend events (often beyond regular work hours), hand out business cards and hope to not say the wrong thing. It doesn’t have to be like that! This 30-minute broadcast of the Pennsyvlania Conference for Women’s online radio show “Office Hours” discusses networking as an attitude AND way of life. Scroll down to listen. Read More

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The Art of the Cold Call (or Email)

marcy twete photoWhen you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know or even sending an introductory email, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or email isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary. Read More

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Inspired By: Autumn Bayles

Autumn Bayles thumb“If you love what you are doing, you will be happy going above and beyond.”

Experiences gained from her first college internship to her current position as VP of operational excellence of Aramark taught PA Conference for Women advisory council member Autumn Bayles the value of a strong work ethic, self-confidence and a passion for what you do. She explains in our Q&A. Read More

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How to Spot a Liar: Teleclass Recap

Pamela MeyerDid you know that men tell eight times more self-oriented lies than women, and that women tell lies primarily to protect other people?

In our July teleclass, How to Spot a Liar, Pamela Meyer explained the easy five-step BASIC system for getting to the truth. Scroll down to listen to the full 20-minute call. Read More

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4 Tips to Manage Relationships with Coworkers: “Office Hours” Recap

Marie PeelerIn our July “Office Hours” radio show, host Samantha Ettus and guest Marie Peeler shared several tools to successfully manage relationships with your coworkers.

Listen to the 30-minute show here, and read on for a summary by leadership coach Marie Peeler.

 

Some women simply want the joy of working in an environment of respect and collaboration. Others desire a formal leadership track and recognize that building relationships is necessary in order to cultivate greater support and influence.

But building relationships is a complex business, and the “ways of being” that we might most intuitively adopt may not actually serve us in our quest for respect, influence and supportive relationships. Read More

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass]

While you might not always be able to control the thoughts that pop up in your head, explained Bennington, you can control how you respond to them through mindfulness, “the practice of bringing clarity and concentration to your moment-by-moment experience.” Read More

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Leading Innovation and Increasing Creativity: Marla Capozzi

Marla CapozziInnovation remains an important priority for enterprises small and large as well as a major driver of our economic prosperity, if not even more important than ever. As a result, individuals and leaders continuously seek to increase creative output and improve innovation results. Yet we find ourselves, especially as women, mired in the never-ending search for continuous improvement – those elusive productivity gains allowing us to maximize our time and how we allocate this precious resource. Efficiency and effectiveness are top of mind for many of us daily, and on some days may feel like hourly. Read More

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