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Negotiation, the LOA! Way: Pt. 1

Present: Structuring a Compelling and Effective Presentation

LOA! Q & A

More Than Just a Job; The Unwritten Rules of the Workplace

Contribute: Staying on Track and Getting Ahead; Setting Up the Perfect Home Office

Advocate: Performance Review

Advocate: Compensation

Advocate: For Yourself and Your Team

Boss’s Month: Connecting with Your Boss

Boss’s Month: Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss; Standing Out While Fitting In

Networking Remotely

Books:

  • Karen Wickre, former Editorial Director at Twitter, Taking the Work Out of Networking: Your Guide to Making Connections that Count
  • J. Kelly Hoey, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World
  • Rosina Racioppi, CEO of Women Unlimited, Relationships Matter, forthcoming
  • Dale Carnegie, How to Make Friends and Influence People. A classic!

Other:

  • Meetup groups
  • Incubators and other co-working spaces are hosting virtual networking events
  • Young professional groups (either locally or online)
  • Alumni groups
  • Social media — not just the obvious networking sites like LinkedIn, but Twitter, Instagram, etc. can be great mediums to connect with those you wouldn’t ever be able to reach in person
  • Local tip from London: don’t be afraid to meet your neighbors! At a safe distance, of course. Perhaps they are working on something cool that might interest you; it could even lead to a professional opportunity at some point

You’re on Mute! How to Crush Virtual Meetings

“A party without alcohol is just a meeting.” Anonymous Reminiscent of the “You’ve got mail” from decades ago, “You’re on mute” is today’s oft-repeated Zooming phrase mouthed (while frantically pointing to mouth or ear) to someone whose lips are moving with no audio. Other virtual meeting gaffes and time-wasters include forgetting to mute, fumbling to […]

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The Black Swan: Achieving Personal Growth During the Pandemic

“I’ll bet Larry’s in heaven. He been trying to social distance for years.” Cheryl Hines, referring to Larry David The COVID-19 pandemic is the epitome of a dreaded “black swan” event – an unforeseen, out-of-the-ordinary event of devastating impact. Economies the world over are shut down in an attempt to slow the spread of the […]

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Assessment

Are you prepared to make a meaningful impact at your company? Bob and Nick’s assessment will help you determine if you have the critical soft skills for career success – and, if not, what to do about it!

Take the LOA! Assessment