Category Archives: Speaker Articles
In the past five years, Jumoke Dada has collected more than 3,000 names for her database. The young entrepreneur in Philadelphia has used that database to launch and grow Signature RED, her marketing and communications company, help people by connecting them to resources and other contacts and raise awareness for her causes, including Project A.L.O.E. Steal her networking secrets.
Meet a highly successful person and chances are she has a mentor—or two or four! We asked scheduled speakers at the 2014 Texas Conference for Women for the most useful piece of advice a mentor has given them. Each answer is conveniently short and easy to remember—like a mantra. Repeat these proven words of wisdom to yourself and to others!
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.
“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 … [ more ]
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 back. by Sara Canaday You can do everything right for your career—network, take on extra projects, work overtime, etc.—yet still find yourself veering off track because of professional blind spots: … [ more ]
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 a week!” What are we NOT saying to our friends, family, each other? A: I hear from a lot of women who say they have the life they always wanted (kids, … [ more ]
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 down to the essential thoughts. This type of self-editing does not come naturally to most, so below are tactics you can use to make leveraging Twitter easier while still getting … [ more ]
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, how is it going?
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 business cards. When networking, scan the room to find people to whom you are drawn. Follow your gut, and go talk to them! Compliment them on their blouse/shoes/pin, or just … [ more ]
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 spent my whole life unable or unwilling to do anything about my weight. Friends and family encouraged me to try diets. My doctor gave me the name of an obesity … [ more ]
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.
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 you to those who have been here since I started this blog…stopped this blog… and started again. And welcome to those of you who are getting an email from me … [ more ]
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 to listen to the 25-minute teleclass. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
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 improve innovation results. Yet we find ourselves, especially as women, mired in the never-ending search for continuous improvement – those elusive productivity gains allowing us to maximize our time and … [ more ]
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 use them. Here goes: Be unapologetic about your lifestyle. Making excuses for working is like wearing a short skirt and constantly pulling on it.
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 a big challenge. Scroll down to listen to the 30-minute call. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
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, I looked really professional, and crazily enough, I looked like a lawyer.
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 comes in handy for this task. Over the past few weeks I’ve been ripping out pages, pictures and words that speak to me. I spent this evening gluing my favorites … [ more ]
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 outside is the result of a lot of hard work, learning and growing over the past two years. When I began this journey I was a driven perfectionist who wanted … [ more ]
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 an information-packed, 30-minute teleclass exclusively for the Conference for Women on Tuesday, January 22. Scroll down to listen to the recording and to find out: Is your business idea solid? … [ more ]