How To Prepare for A Panel Event

How To Prepare for A Panel Event

So you’ve been asked to speak on a panel… To some that may feel daunting or to others it may feel invigorating and flattering, but no matter how you feel, your participation will be directly influenced by how prepared you are. Speaking on a panel requires a different skill set than simply presenting to an audience solo, and putting in a bit of time will make you feel more confident when you walk onto the platform. Our team has some experience both participating in panels and moderating them, so we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks on how to put your best foot forward for your first panel speaking event.

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Imagine More Recap with Jonathan Baker

Imagine More Recap with Jonathan Baker

“I think there's something really powerful about just letting your mind do its thing. I read every day, but I don't read business books. I can't stand them. No offense if you've written one. Inspiration comes from the oddest places sometimes. Just seeing how other people are doing it in other industries, and ... getting ideas from fictional characters, even. I think those are the things that are going to transform your business. The challenge is you never ... It doesn't feel like productive time, right? Because you never know when inspiration is going to strike. I think it's important to put yourself in a place where it could.” - Jonathan Baker

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New Algorithm For LinkedIn

New Algorithm For LinkedIn

LinkedIn has announced a new update that includes an essential algorithm change for users. Recently, they noticed less engagement on feeds which has led to fewer people posting updates. This caused bigger companies to consume user’s feeds which is not the end goal. Users tend to want to see posts from people they know on their feeds rather than top competitors.

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What Your Social Media Says About You

What Your Social Media Says About You

Standing out against the hundreds of applications that a company receives is a challenge. You want to put your best foot forward with both your resume and cover letter, but it’s important to keep in mind that your potential employer will be looking at more than what you provide them with. A candidate’s social media platforms are one of the next places a company might look to learn more about the person. A quick glance at your Instagram could make your break their decision to move you forward in the application process. So how can you present yourself appropriately on social media? We’ve gathered some recommendations that will ensure your social channels can help, not hurt your chances of getting hired.

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Beating the Sunday Scaries

Beating the Sunday Scaries

If you’ve never heard of them, the Sunday Scaries refers to the anxiety or dread that builds up on a Sunday afternoon and strengthens into the evening. A survey on Monster discovered that 67% of Americans reported experiencing these Sunday night blues. So while there’s not really a scientific reason for these Sunday fears, if you experience them you’re definitely not alone.

We did some research on how is best to combat the Sunday Scaries, but first and foremost it would be a good practice to question why you’re experiencing them in the first place. If you’re dreading work because you’re in a role that is no longer fulfilling you, or taking too much from you, then it may be time to have a bigger conversation with yourself about your job. If you’re simply experiencing average Sunday Scaries, however, we’ve got some good tips on how to avoid them and set yourself up for an amazing week ahead.

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What To Bring to An Interview

What To Bring to An Interview

Before an interview, lots of candidates focus on preparation, such as researching the company, the team & their mission. This is a great way to walk in the door with confidence, but there is one more step that can be a total game changer. Believe it or not, there are things you can bring to an interview other than yourself that can put you at an advantage. We’ve rounded up a list of the most impressive ways you can go above and beyond at an interview.

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ImagiNation with Elizabeth Hague

ImagiNation with Elizabeth Hague

“I started my career as a degree holding fine artist turned freelance photographer in the downturn economy. I worked my way up through the corporate and commercial ranks, eventually shooting Harley clothing catalogs and producing content design full time for massive dotcoms, (MLB, Target, Wal-mart, etc). I transitioned to a Creative Director position for a company whose sole purpose was to be recognized and purchased. They eventually sold to a VC Fund in Silicon Valley, in part due to my growth marketing work. After, I opened my own business. I’ve been there ever since.”

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What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

What My Boss Taught Me About Kindness

As an entrepreneur or person in a leadership role, it’s inevitable that some days you’ll have to play the “bad cop.” If a teammate is underperforming or made a critical error, it’s your job to correct these issues to protect your company culture. One way to balance these more challenging moments is by practicing kindness at every opportunity and demonstrating empathy when outside circumstances might be a factor. I’ve worked under a variety of leaders and the one quality that I have valued most is kindness. It sounds so simple, but from an employee’s perspective, to know that you’re cared for can go such a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way to make an employee feel valued, offering a water bottle to the mailman, or paying to fix a member of the janitorial staff’s car tire, small gestures add up and do not go unnoticed by a team.

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Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Essential Skills For A Client-Facing Role

Assuming a client-facing role can lead to some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your professional career. If you’re committed to fostering relationships with your clients that lead to long-term partnerships and achieving their company goals, we’ve rounded up some of the most essential skills that will contribute to that success.

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How To Impress In Your First Week

How To Impress In Your First Week

There’s no doubt that the first week at a new job can be overwhelming. Most employers are completely understanding of this and have curated their training plan to deliver the information in a digestible manner, but that does not mean that they aren’t assessing your abilities right from the get go. If you’re looking to impress your supervisors within your first week of work, we’ve rounded up some quick tips on how to stand out right from the beginning.

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Community and Entrepreneurship

Community and Entrepreneurship

One of the key success factors in building a business is immersing yourself in your community. If you’re looking to build brand awareness and gain traction, an effective way to reach that goal is simply by networking and meeting residents within your community. If you’re also committed to giving back, volunteering will accomplish both of these goals in one swoop. Whether you’re volunteering alone or as a team, giving back is a positive experience that will give you a window into your community and ultimately your company’s audience.

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Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Talking about your weaknesses can be difficult, especially because they inevitably pop up in most job interviews. We’ve heard all the generic answers from the self-proclaimed workaholics and perfectionists, but how can you really answer this question in a positive way that gets your interviewer’s attention and demonstrates that you are a genuine human?

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