Category Archives: Speaker Articles


How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

“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,…

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The Way You Are Isn’t Always the Way You Come Across

If you always try to put your best foot forward, yet you’re not gaining the ground you deserve, it could be your communication style. Career strategist and author Sara Canaday helps you identify the blind spots that are holding you…

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How to Solve the Work-Life Imbalance

Ditch 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…

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Seven Little-Known Tips to Easily Build Thought Leadership in 140 Characters or Less

One of the biggest complaints I get about Twitter is the 140-character limitation. Many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have enough space to really share what they want to say. However, others have welcomed the on-board requirement of editing their missives…

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What To Do When They Ask You To Work Free

by Lisa Gates and Victoria Pynchon, Co-founders of She Negotiates Consulting and Training If you are a consultant, professional or solopreneur and you’re offering a free consultation to give potential clients a slice, a sense of your value and skill,…

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Master the Art of Instant Connections: Mel Robbins

Do you hate networking events? Then turn them into a game with a friend, says Texas Conference for Women speaker Mel Robbins in our 25-minute teleclass. Challenge yourselves to meeting a specific goal before you go, for example, collecting 10…

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Make the Shift with Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson: Make the Shift Free Teleclass with Texas Conference for Women Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (CDT) Register here Never underestimate the power of colleagues at work to influence you in big ways. I…

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The Beauty of a Budget

by Manisha Thakor Many people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial advisor, I feel they are about liberation. Here’s a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow.

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Here I Go, Oversharing Again: Emily Bennington on Mindfulness

Thanks to a Texas Conference for Women telecall in May on Mindfulness as a Career Strategy, my list has a lot of new subscribers. A lot. So I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you and welcome. Thank…

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Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Porter Gale Teleclass Recap

Who says networking means stuffy power lunches and schmoozing? In our free June 26 teleclass, Porter Gale explained how the explosion of digital technology enables us to network in vastly more efficient, more focused, and more enjoyable ways. Scroll down…

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Leading Innovation and Increasing Creativity: Marla Capozzi

Innovation remains an important priority for enterprises small and large as well as a major driver of our economic prosperity, if not even more important than ever.  As a result, individuals and leaders continuously seek to increase creative output and…

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25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom: Samantha Ettus

All great trips require preparation. Your adventure as a working mom is no different. You can be the best parent in fewer hours per week; it isn’t about how many hours you spend at home, it is about how you…

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Teleclass Recap: Your Next Career—Now with Julie Shifman

What’s holding you back from tackling your biggest goals? In our free teleclass on April 24, Julie Shifman of Act Three discussed how to use small-stepping to reach your goals, avoiding the hopelessness and discouragement that often come when facing…

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Poise, Pep and My Power Suit

by Alexis Sclamberg I remember my polished image staring back at me at that downtown consignment store. I could hear Dolce and Gabbana cheering me on, with my cinched waist, tapered suit pants and power pumps. I looked pretty sharp,…

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Vision Boards: You Become What You Believe

by Paula Rizzo I’m not crafty but at the beginning of every year I make a vision board.  It’s my one craft project for the year and it’s so much fun.  Reading magazines is my guilty little pleasure and it…

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I’m Done Looking Like I Have It All Together

by Susan Tolles Quite often, someone gives me a great compliment. “I admire you so much. You just have it all together.” Well, let me set the record straight: I don’t have it all together. What you see on the…

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Teleclass Recap—Building Your Business with Melinda Emerson

Everyone has good ideas, but making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership can be overwhelming. If you want to succeed as your own boss, there are some questions that need answers! Small business expert Melinda Emerson presented…

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Get immediate relief: energy leaks + enlightenment

by Danielle LaPorte, 2012 speaker the lock that always sticks the client that can never remember what you said that kink in your neck slight allergies, slightly foggy head the girl on the team who’s always cranky those too-tight trousers…

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When in Transition, Think Like a Trapeze Artist

by Whitney Johnson, 2012 speaker “I’d like this to be a smooth transition.”  If you’ve ever been fired, you’ve likely heard a version of this oxy-moronic phrase.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the…

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