Not too much perfume What can take this outfit from day to evening?
ASK – do you have a moment? If not, when? If so, I’ll get to the point.
Q: when did you graduate? Set an agenda whether you share it or not Apologize, acknowledge time, make remaining time effective Nice portfolio
Google includes LinkedIn, Twitter and FB
ASK – red or white? Know what you can spend
Stow away snacks Know how to unwind, bring your own pillow Join airline/hotel programs Travel will always take longer than you think Don’t be over ambitious Address cab-sharing
Band-aids and Neosporin Sewing kit, nail file
Presenting a Strong, Confident Woman in the Workplace
Presenting aKnowledgeable, ConfidentWoman
Areas of Focus•Attire•Calling•Meeting•Small Talk•Answering Qs•Rejection•Entertainment•Travel•BLOOPERS
Attire“Confidence; wear it like make-up.”•Match your environment•Banker blue•BEWARE of looking likeyou are playing dress up•Well-fitted clothing•Head to toe•Reasonable makeup•Nice shoes
Calling•Lower your voice•SLOW DOWN, temper anaccent•Smile when you talk•Sit still•Stay in a good cell area•Limit Web surfing on phone•Guide the conversationRecord yourself and listen for uh, um, like
Meeting•FIRM handshake•Eye contact, pleasant smile•Posture•Mix into the table•Avoid us vs. them•Shadow decision maker•Actively listen•Running lateConsider bringing treats, but ask first
Small Talk•What does Google tell you?•What does the lobby tell you?•What does the office tell you?•What is happening in theindustry?•What is happening in theworld?Default to sports…what is happening?
Answering Qs•Pause•You are allowed tothink about the answer•Ask back•It is OK to ask forclarification, redirect•Let me get back to you•If you don’t know, don’tguessSip your water to allow for thinking and a calm voice
Rejection“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundationwith the bricks that others throw at her.”•It is NOT personal!•Remain pleasant indemeanor andappearance•Head UP!•Don’t apologize•It is OK to disagree•Keep a foot in the door
Entertainment•Push for daytime dining•Have some recs ready•Internet research,ask receptionist•Safety in numbers•Mocktails•Wine knowledge•Pick up on signs, bodylanguagePerception is reality…and boy, do people like to talk!
Travel•Daytime travel•Know where you are going•Know your back up options•Keep cell phone charged•Don’t share too much•Avoid the first floor•If you think it is a bad idea ordangerous, IT IS!Don’t act like a victim
BLOOPERS•Pack small extras•Shirt, coffee•Tide pen•Foldable flats•Continually review•Where you are•With whom you are meetingPush through a blooper, if you give it attention,so will everyone else