Communication Skills

How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

Katrina AlcornMaxed Out book coverDitch the guilt and self-blame—and change the conversation about work and life, says the author of MAXED OUT. A new dialogue starts here…

Q: Most working moms feel maxed out. Yet we rarely say more than, “I’m tired” or “What a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other?

A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, career) . . . and it’s killing them. They feel like they’re always letting people down, like it’s somehow their fault that they can’t be all things to all people. Read More

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Make Your Idea Irresistible

Berger, JonahsmThree key lessons from a master storyteller about making your concept, product or project contagious.

By Jonah Berger, best-selling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, and 2014 Pennsylvania Conference for Women speaker

Whether you agree with him or not, Malcolm Gladwell does an amazing job of communicating ideas.  Read More

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Let’s Talk Pushy

Join this month’s forum, as we tackle the p-word. What’s your experience of the term “pushy” as it relates to you, and to all women?

Mohr, Tara“‘Pushy’ is such an interesting term because work that is worthy of our time and energies often involves pushing for something. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were pushy—pushing against the legislation and culture of their time—and as a result, you and I can vote. Today, women push for improvements to our communities, for more transparency and accountability from those in power, for better lives for our kids. As bosses, we push for excellence, from ourselves and from those with whom we work. Women who push, are, of course, inconvenient challengers to the status quo. Let’s keep pushing.”

–Tara Sophia Mohr, author of “Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message” Read More

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Beyond Social: Leverage Your Online Networks

Rosales post corporate-social-mediaby Lani Rosales

You’re a top executive, a business leader in your industry and community. You need to use social media, but how are you supposed to engage with your networks without wasting time or becoming a slave to the pinging sound of someone mentioning your Twitter handle online? Read More

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Top 5 Myths About Using Social Media to Find a Job

crystal-washington_-social-media-speakerDon’t let these popular misconceptions undermine your social strategy

With over 73% of adults using social media, connecting with influencers and HR managers has never been simpler—as long as you don’t let these common mistakes get in your way, says Social Media guru Crystal Washington. Read More

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Take the Lead—With Twitter

New Vision Lena West articleTwitter is a powerful tool when you know how to use it, says social media marketing expert Lena West, founder of InfluenceExpansion. To get her top seven tweet-tips, keep reading.

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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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