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Being a confident and professional woman in the workplace by Julie Holmes
Wed, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM BST
Please note that this talk is for women only.
Are you being passed up for promotions or interviews even though you have all the right skills? In meetings, are you hesitant to speak up or do you feel as though nobody listens when you do?
Being a woman in the corporate world has its own challenges; we are expected to be feminine and fierce, compassionate and powerful. Women struggle to climb that corporate ladder for a number of reasons - confidence, lack of experience, gaps in work history and some simply need a female mentor to help them find the path.
This talk is all about making sure that you are showing the BEST, most PROFESSIONAL side of yourself in all those business situations. There will be some hard truths and tons of actionable tips. It’s time to stack the cards in our favour!
This Interesting Talk will focus on six major facets of being a professional, confident business woman.
1. Powerful Appearance: You’ve heard you need to dress for success – let’s talk about exactly what that looks like. It isn’t about designer labels!
2. Competent Body Language: A proper handshake, eye contact and a confident stance gets you off on the right foot.
3. The Successful Desk: Your desk, bag and office accessories say a lot about you. Make sure they are saying the right things.
4. Phone and Meeting Etiquette: Be a respected participant and valuable contributor.
5. The Executive Voice: It’s time to sound like you mean it – confident and capable.
6. Connect with Colleagues: What do your colleagues say about you? Did you know that you can impact this so it works in your favour?
Julie has recently moved to the UK from America. After earning her Master’s Degree in Communication, she climbed the corporate ladder in small and large companies for 20 years.
Today, she is the Managing Director of Inline Strategy LTD where she is an executive adviser for product marketing, a professional speaker in the areas of sales, marketing and communication and a staunch supporter of women in the workplace.