Category: Speaker Articles

Job Stress SOS: Solutions from a Top Manager

IMG_6088.jpgHaving worked for nearly two decades at the New York Times, where deadlines are constant and accuracy is paramount, Jill Abramson knows stress. The former executive editor’s threshold for it is probably higher than it is for most; she’s the first woman to lead the “newspaper of record”—and her abrupt dismissal was controversial.  But as a journalist and top manager, Abramson has felt or seen it all, from the strain of feeling overwhelmed to the tension of changing leadership. Cope better with her advice.

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Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Career?

Driver, JaninesmPop quiz: You’re in a meeting with upper management. Though you think that watching paint dry would be more interesting, how should you sit? If your answer, like most people’s, involves a straight back and perfect posture, you would probably be mistaken for an intern or newbie employee, says Janine Driver, body language expert for NBC’s The Today Show and New York Times bestselling author of You Say More Than You Think. Send the right message with these tips. Read More

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Going to the Conference? 3 Must-Do’s on LinkedIn

Susan Tabor-KleimanYou’re about to be in a convention hall full of people, some of whom could help your business, catapult your career or otherwise open doors for you. Logging onto LinkedIn is probably not on your pre-Lead On Conference for Women to-do list. But the giant online networking site is incredibly useful for face-to-face encounters, too, says Susan Tabor-Kleiman, J.D., a LinkedIn profile strategist and owner of Your Professional Writer. Here’s what to do on LinkedIn to ensure that you make valuable connections at the Conference: Read More

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Boss Talk: The Art of Holding a Meeting

Amanda_Bruno_headshotIf you think 95 percent of running a meeting is showing up, you probably don’t accomplish much in them. Like most things in life, a well-run meeting takes forethought and planning, says Amanda Bruno, an attorney and director of special projects at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Take these tips from women executives—and never let your meetings waste time or reflect poorly on your leadership skills again. Read More

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Get Ready, Get Set, Go for It! An Easy Game Plan for Big Goals

Schawbel, DanA promotion? Going into business for yourself? No New Year’s resolution is too out there if you’re serious about it. “The key is making it actionable and measurable,” says Dan Schawbel, founder and managing partner of Millenial Branding and author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success. Turn your resolution into reality this year with this simple 5-step plan! Read More

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Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Healthy Choices for Every Craving

Krieger, ElliesmYou’re busy, you’re late, you’re tired, you’re stressed. Whatever your reason for eating badly, it often comes down to the fact that you are pressed for time. But food that’s good for you can be quick and convenient—and truly satisfying, says Ellie Krieger, TV host and author of Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Check out your best bets for one-handed breakfasts (salty or sweet), desktop lunches (hot or cold) and afternoon-slump snacks. more

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Networking Tips for Shy People

Jumoke DadaDoes the prospect of working a room make you hope that there will be wine? Even the smoothest movers and hand-shakers didn’t necessarily start out that way. When Jumoke Dada, CEO of Signature Red and an entrepreneur in Philadelphia who has 3,000 names in her database, attended her first networking event for young professionals, she was so overwhelmed she went to the ladies’ room to give herself a pep talk. “I know this sounds weird, but I started to dance to get myself pumped,” she says. more

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How to Duplicate the Viral Success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Kerry H. McManama

What began several months ago as a challenge among friends has engaged more than 2.4 million people via the power of social media and earned more than $41 million for a worthy cause. Why has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone viral? Here are five key elements you can use to engage and excite people—and duplicate this super-successful cause marketing initiative. more

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Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

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“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the biggest mistake is not having the talk at all because your criticism is going to leak out in ways that won’t be constructive.”

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