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 04-25-09 Note: For the most current proposed topics, see: NewYork Potential Session Topics



Topics you would like to hear about

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As we prepare, we'd love to see what type of topics sessions should cover: 

  • Alternative workplaces / coworking spaces
  • Keeping fit to fight on
  • Living on a budget
  • Building your personal brand (Brand U)
  • Finding a job / work in this market
  • How to freelance / be a consultant
  • Finding co-founders
  • Affordable health insurance
  • Networking events with companies and industries that you want to work with
  • Coffee Shop Gatherings (Starbucks and other coffee shops)
  • Keeping yourself motivated
  • How to find clients as a consultant or for your new business
  • Using technology to get organized (apps to use for file management, invoicing/accounting, project managment, etc.)
  • Communications tools - conferencing systems, cheap phone calls, desktop sharing, remote demos, video conferencing, online fax
  • Personal IT outsourcing & self-help - keeping sane without an in-house IT group
  • Contracts & billing
  • Get your resume on the short list
  • How to meet the RIGHT people
  • How to launch your freelance career smartly
  • Are my skills in demand?
  • How to use LinkedIn to Find a Job
  • Creating your personal brand
  • Enhancing your online presence
  • Reinventing you - translating your best experience + skills into the competencies employers are looking for
  • Don't squeeze the HR manager - what not to say, do and write if you want to get the job


Comments (5)

Anthony Quinones said

at 9:58 pm on Apr 25, 2009

Repackaging Yourself in This Economy and Beyond. I would like to lead a session on how to use the gifts you already have to create your own economic stimulus.

Karl G. Schlegel III said

at 12:06 pm on Apr 1, 2009

Interesting note Caroline...several partners of mine teach how to use acting to break down communication and get to the core of making a connection with another individual...the website is Do you act or teach acting yourself?

Lena West said

at 7:06 pm on Mar 19, 2009

I'm planning on leading a session about how to use LinkedIn (which has a bunch of new features and features many people don't know about) to manage, navigate and build your career in tough times.

Caroline McGee said

at 6:54 am on Mar 4, 2009

Important to be prepared and relaxed.

Caroline McGee said

at 6:53 am on Mar 4, 2009

"Acting" for interviews - how to look em in the eyes and speak with authority and candor

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