Posts Tagged "goals"

Is being a TED speaker on your bucket list? Please take my poll!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Consulting, resources | 0 comments

A very helpful and motivating post about TED Talks was getting shared quite a bit this past week on LinkedIn Today. And after attending a TEDxSan Jose event last year, and being inspired to give my own Talk then, I just had to see what all the fuss was about. I now understand why. Many of us aspire to give a TED Talk someday and Nilofer Merchant’s  post can serve as your jumping-off point to start preparing for one of your own. It definitely got me seeing what might be possible! Please take my poll on LinkedIn and share on which topic you’d like to give a TED Talk to motivate...

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What you can do in only 18 months

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Dear Sandy, networking, strategy | 0 comments

I can’t believe it was only 18 months ago that I stood in our kitchen in Seattle (we’d moved there from our hometown of Chicago) and asked my husband to give me 18 months to see what I could do with my book (I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???) and the handful of speaking and webinar opportunities that were starting to come my way. We were having this conversation because he had just accepted the offer we’d been waiting for from a company in the Bay Area willing to pay him what he’s really worth and cover our relocation as part of the offer package. A...

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What do you want shelved in 2012

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It’s time to start your “What I Need to Shelve for 2012″ list. Every Thanksgiving over our turkey dinner my husband and I start to talk about the things from the current year that we do NOT want to carry with us into the next. Here’s a post I wrote with the start of last year’s list and an explanation of why I think this is a worthwhile exercise.   Put it on a shelf!...

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Soon-to-be former VP

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Since the end of June has arrived, I thought I’d share some thoughts about my adventure as the VP of Networking for the Puget Sound (Seattle) chapter of the American Marketing Association (soon-to-be former VP come July 1). As a longtime AMA member, and big fan of the ’08-’09 president, Katherine Hall, I was happy to volunteer to help her, as well as this year’s entire board, achieve its goals.  And, in light of the sad economic climate, I think we did pretty well in terms of membership base growth, offering value via timely and relevant programming content, creating...

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