Posts Tagged: professional

Know Your Strengths, Harness Your Strengths

We were fortunate to have Paul Allen, Strengths Evangelist at Gallup, to speak as our welcome keynote at lunch. Allen has over 20 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, involved in the founding of 7 companies. Surprisingly, he has only known about Strengths Finder for about a year, which speaks to how quickly engagedRead… Read more »

Looking for Professional Women to participate in Research Study on Breadwinner Moms and Stay-At-Home Dads

I am conducting a study that examines the growing trend of women as primary financial household contributors and men as stay-at-home dads and the relationship impacts and discourse that exists between husband and wife in this situation. Participation in the study survey would take approximately 5 minutes of your time. You can take the surveyRead… Read more »

NCMA DC Chapter Speed Mentoring Event – February 28, 2013

REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW: http://www.ncmadc.net/events/?regevent_action=register&event_id=30&name_of_event=Speed+Mentoring+&Networking_Event “What advice do you have for new contracting professionals?” “What type of training are leaders recommending for career development?” “How do I handle making a mistake?” These are just some of the questions and concerns that are on the minds of many of today’s acquisition professionals. In response, theRead… Read more »

Better Blogging: 6 Tips for Being Heard Above the Noise

If you are reading this you are no stranger to blogs. You have probably heard the term more times than you can count, have read more than your fair share, and maybe even have your own online novel collecting “dust” in cyberspace. Even still, the desire to be heard above all the chatter on theRead… Read more »

Rainmaker 16 – LinkedIn: Your Personal Publicist

Do you show up at your best for other 175 million LinkedIn members?Many posts have been written about developing your profile and contact information for the ‘yellow pages’ of the professional community – the top part of your LinkedIn page. While this is important and you must build a strong profile and history, it isRead… Read more »

Ten Things Your Boss Should Be Saying to You

In my last post, I talked about the ten things you should be saying to your boss. Now it’s time to look at the other side and share ten things that your boss should be saying to you. “What do you think?” Your boss should value your opinion and contributions and frequently ask for yourRead… Read more »

Leading Change in Government – Executive certificate course at Georgetown (Sept 25-27)

As a government executive, you often are tasked with leading change or achieving increased efficiency in your organization. Leading Change in Government, presented by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Sept. 25-27, is designed exclusively for government executives and draws on the latest research to equip you with the specific skills and tools neededRead… Read more »

Contractors Hold Onto Their Desks as Sequestration Looms

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. The Professional Services Council (PSC) recently hosted an event on the topic of sequestration and, for many, it was a sobering reminder that challenging times lay ahead – even if sequestration never comes to light. So what are contractors doing to prepare for these new budget realities?Read… Read more »

NextGen: Presentation design resources for the user experience

Thanks again to everyone who attended my session at NextGen, “Presentation design for the user experience”. As promised, I’ve to a list of resources for you to help sharpen your skills as a student of the discipline: The Presentation itself can be found here. Resources Visual and Narrative: “The Lost Art of the Great Speech“:Read… Read more »

Use The Force, Top Ten Networking Tips

***Want more networking tips? Join us at the Networking 101 section next Tuesday, 9/10 at our GovLoop Virtual Innovators Summit – free rsvp**** This post comes from top tweets made during a recent session “Overview and In depth Conversations: Networking from the Light Side of the Force,” a Star Wars themed talk on networking byRead… Read more »