In her book, Carmen Taran, one of the co-founders of Rexi Media, a presentation skills consulting firm poses the question, “Looking over the presentations you’ve heard, how many beginnings do you still remember? Two, three, five at most.” According to Taran, if you use at least one of these ten techniques in the first 30 seconds of your next presentation you will be among the few presentations remembered.
One of America's Top Branded Companies wants to expand and needs to fill multiple job opennings in the Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut region. They are seeking Outside Sales Representatives to call on business owners within the SMB market and sell them on various advertising options.
The show took place yesterday, July 29th at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. The game show was made up of three different contests: (1) Share your most memorable sale. (2) Find accurate and complete contact information about a specific prospect using any Sales 2.0 technology within three-minutes and (3) deliver a winning one-minute elevator pitch. Kathleen was part of the second contest, so she had to use technology, such as LinkedIn and Jigsaw to get the contact information of a sales executive.
June 24th, 2010, marked the 24th annual JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, where over 12,000 people from 708 companies lined up along the Boston Common to make the 3.5 mile run to Kenmore Square and back. For the third straight year, the run benefitted Camp Harbor View, a summer camp for children from Boston's at-risk neighborhoods.
One of the most important keys to living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is your ability to build meaningful relationships. While there are many factors that influence the relationships you have with others, being a likable person ranks near the top of the list. Likable people are those who do the little things to connect with people. - The Importance of Being Likable
Most people have had experience working in an organization where outdated methods are in place and as a result, the organization suffers. I once worked at a job where appointments were penciled into a calendar, post-its took place of internal emails, and Facebook was merely a trend. When I started there, I would often suggest subtle changes to increase work flow, but after a while, I realized that the organization was stuck in their old ways and without the backing of a team, I felt helpless.
As a recent college grad, I know firsthand how difficult the transition into the "real world" can be. Last year, I entered a world where it was no longer acceptable to take an afternoon nap, wear pajamas in the middle of the day, or take a "personal day" because you had a little too much fun the night before. The world that I had become accustomed to disappeared, and I was left with a long list of expectations and responsibilities. All of a sudden, I was supposed to have a great career, an apartment, and food on the table. Like so many recent college grads, I felt unprepared, scared, and unsure of how I was going to survive in the "real world."