How to cancel a meeting, build a better online network and get your hard work noticed: Transforming your career this week
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Get LinkedIn: How to expand your professional network
Do you really get what LinkedIn's about? Are you using it as effectively as you could? Social networking guru Catriona Pollard offers five tips for building a strong LinkedIn network that will create business contacts, and reach your desired target markets. Sounds like a job for a Friday afternoon, right?
Answering the "are you having a kid soon" question
It's the question that's nobody's business in the office (but your own) and yet one that women are reporting continues to come up. Strategist and author Rose Herceg offers her advice for being assertive but powerful in your response.
How to say what needs to be said – at home, at work and in between
We all want to be heard and understood, don't we? But not everybody always wants to listen. Organisational psychologist Clare Mann's got some tips to help, starting with recognizing quality communication and learning the art of communicating calmly. And it's not impossible to do.
Here's a great idea for your next meeting: cancel it!
We love hearing tips that save time and energy here at Women's Agenda, and this is a great one. It's time to start considering which meetings really matter and cancel the ones that don't, says Firebrand founder Greg Savage. So how do you know which ones to cancel, and how do you make the most of the ones you chose to keep in the diary?
How to get noticed at work: Five strategies for recognition
Leadership Circle director Roma Gaster says that while there are many reasons women can still struggle to get noticed by senior management, there are a number of strategies they can use to proactively get attention themselves.