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A Networking Haven for Career Girls: GeekGirlCon

This fall I discovered one of the best conventions for Career Girls: GeekGirlCon. The Seattle-based convention is only in its third year and as the name suggests, is meant to celebrate the the female geek. While the name and de...

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Public Speaking Tips and Tactics 101

“I hate Public Speaking.” As a Public Speaking professor I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard this phrase over the past several years. I get it. A majority of my students are taking Public Speaking to fulfill ...

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All Thumbs in a Kitchen? [Infographic]

A chill fills our evenings, Halloween is right around the corner, and our talk turns to the dreaded ‘holidays.’ Let me go on record as saying, I’m typically not a fan of them…at all…ever. I grit my...


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Communicating With Confidence

So much of our success as career women depends on confident, effective communications – on our ability to persuade others to action, advance our ideas and value, and to stay calm during challenging situations. So, how d...

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Prepare for the Career Fair: The Specifics

Last Thursday the University of Wisconsin-Madison held their annual Fall Career and Internship Fair. As a senior at this university I, along with many of my peers, attended the fair to talk to various companies and put my face ...

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5 Steps to Get Help from Your Network

Networking is a popular idea that didn’t seem to have a real term before the last few years, but now everyone wants to know the best way to network. Let’s say you’ve done that already. You spent time building ...


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What Power Looks Like

Non-verbal communication fascinates me. One of my favorite pastimes involves watching people (from afar) in conversation while I figure out the plot line of the exchange. Who’s the power player and who’s not? Restau...

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The 5 “Don’t's” for Attending Events, Networking or Otherwise

Even the world’s most introverted person will at some point in his or her life have to attend an event. From weddings to funerals, from nonprofit galas to company picnics, you cannot avoid small talk, worrying about what ...

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How to Network at a Convention

This weekend I’ll be speaking at San Diego Comic-Con on a panel called “Her Universe: Geek Girl Fashion – A Discussion Between Fashion Professionals and Fans.” While I’m excited to explore the convention when I’m no...


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Strategic Networking: Your Career Advancement Edge

We all know that networking is the key to professional success -the most powerful competency you can use to advance your career.  But if you are like many professional women, the term “Networking” creates feelings ...