Category: Tips from Nadia

Elevating the “me” Factor

Have you ever gone to a party and had a really awful time because you didn’t feel your best? Perhaps you didn’t feel comfortable in what you were wearing; perhaps it was a case of “bad hair day,” or of just being really tired. That is exactly how I felt last week when, after facilitating a full day of training, I rushed downtown to make it to an important CNN event.

It was one of those brilliantly organized gatherings: the guests included Kasim Reed,

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Overcoming Shyness

I had such an incredible response from my last newsletter on overcoming nerves, that when I read Mark Goulston’s article on overcoming holiday shyness, I felt I had to share it with you.

So often people say their innately reserved personality keeps them from being a better networker. I always reply that more reserved people can be great networkers, because networking is about real relationship building, and real relationship building begins with genuine interest.

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Overcome Nerves and Develop Confidence

Ever get nervousness that holds you back? That fear of speaking in front of a crowd or walking up to people and introducing yourself? Well you’ve got everything inside of you, right now, that you need to get over that fear. Let’s stay connected and I’ll help you to finally get over your insecurities and distractions once and for all.

Nadia grabbed Jan Rattia for some tips on networking

Jan Rattia is the Manager of Corporate Learning at Atlanta’s Emory University. He’s happily employed yet still attends networking events. But why?
He says it’s because we MUST stay current; and he’s right!
Your career is always evolving and networking should be something that you enjoy. If you are genuinely interested in what’s going on out there you’ll do wonderfully. Always remember to be yourself. “It’s what you’re best at” as Jan tells us.

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Tips on video blogging – tube yourself

Media Training in the YouTube Age Tip 1:
Ask Yourself, Who is my audience, what do I want them thinking, feeling and doing as a result of this communication

Media Training in YouTube Age Tip 2:
Hook your audience, by asking a compelling question, something that provokes thought and personalizes your message.

Media Training in YouTube Age Tip 3:
If you are talking directly to your audience, make calm,

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The currency that IS networking

When I moved to Atlanta 12 years ago, I knew no one, it was a real challenge to persuade and influence potential employers to hire me. I had some success and many failures. It was when I learned to unleash the power of my presence, that the successes outweighed the failures.

So, how do you do it?

Firstly you need to exude a level of positive energy, you really do need to “let success vibrate within you!”

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