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WARNING – THIS INTERVIEW MAY CREATE TOTAL JOB JEALOUSY


    From practical jokes with George Bush Sr. to asking Brad Pitt for ID, Payal’s found herself in some pretty funny situations over the course of her (very successful) career – spanning non-profits, marketing, banking, and government relations. She recently uprooted herself to London-town, but squeezed in time for an interview to dish the dirt on dropping names in DC, reneged job offers, and what not to do if she’s your mentor.   Payal, you worked for President Clinton […]

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A SENTENCE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE?


Have you ever been in an elevator and had someone say ‘tell me about you’? Me neither. But the fact remains that you need an elevator pitch before you realize it and step into the proverbial elevator. The thing is, when the need arises, it’s too late. You can’t wait till that moment to then start looking up this blog post and ask the person to wait while you think of something articulate and effective to say.

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WISH YOU WORKED IN CSR? MEET ALISHA…


Alisha is one of the smartest cookies I know, and I’m lucky to call her my friend as well as a trusted advisor to Boredom to Boardroom. We sat down for a virtual cup of coffee and she dished the dirt on all things non-profit. 

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DO YOU HATE NETWORKING AS MUCH AS I DO?


Does the idea of going to a ‘networking event’ sound like torture? Do you think of networking as a slimy, self-serving activity? I admit that I’ve hated networking at times. But there are some simple things you can do to take the pain away…

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THE MOST CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP (THAT YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT!)


An almost universal piece of business jargon is ‘stakeholder management’ – which is basically how you deal with others within and even outside of the company. Or as Urban Dictionary says, “A term widely used in the corporate environment usually by management or workers aspiring to be managers without any intelligence or sense of how stupid they sound”.  Since they don’t suggest anything better, I’m sticking with it. 

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