What You Missed at MindShare’s June Workshop with Danielle Baker

Written on June 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm, by Shannon

Danielle Baker of Science of People and DanielleMBaker.com came back to present at MindShare this month, and just as I suspected, she was nothing short of fabulous. Her presentation focused on body language and people skills for business. One of the reasons I enjoy her presentations so much is she doesn’t only tell us how we should behave professionally, she also gives us solid evidence as to why we should listen to her. If there was one main takeaway from her workshop I can give you all, it would be to use your hands. Did you know hands are the first thing people notice about you subconsciously and is a big indicator if people will trust you or not? Here are a few other tidbits about hands and touch that you should think about when meeting and interacting with people:

  • Just one good handshake is worth 3 hours of face time. 3 hours! And a hug is worth even more. Why you ask? It’s due to the oxytocin that is released when touching another human being.
  • YouTube videos of Ted Talks where people use hand gestures get far more views than those without. You are more likely to be believed and engaging with hand gestures.
  • Jurors find defendants that put their hands under the table more sneaky and less trustworthy.

So, please keep your hands out of your pockets, above the table, make gestures, and be sure to make physical contact. If you practice this and use it, it will hep you be remembered, believed in, appear trustworthy, and happier.

Danielle also talked about facial expressions and much more. She doesn’t have slides to share, but she is providing some homework and videos to watch to improve your interactions professionally and personally. Please reach out to her for questions or if you’d like to engage in some coaching!

Danielle M Baker, Certified Body Language Trainer and Coach 

 Site: DanielleMBaker.com 
          ScienceofPeople.com 

Email: d@daniellembaker.com 

1. Test Your Body Language
How good is nonverbal? Test your skills with our quiz.

2. Practice Microexpressions
Review all 7 Microexpressions and see them in action!

 3. Personality Science
 Take the official personality test.

Bonus: Science of Influence
We have 7 scientifically proven steps to increase your influence. Watch the videos.

Next Event!
Finally, please don’t miss our event next month on July 20th at Lucky Lab with Randy Wright. He’ll help us steer our job search in the right direction with advice on how to use a positive attitude and adjust some negative preprogramming that might be holding you back.  

Want to Develop a New pdxMindShare Website?

Written on June 10, 2016 at 9:01 am, by Shannon

We aren’t going to lie, and we’ve known it for a while now: The MindShare site needs to be refreshed! It’s been good to us and has served it’s purpose over the years, but it’s time to be beautified. The good news is we have a fresh new design (sneak peak to the right!) from PopArt, but we are looking for someone to develop it for us in exchange for becoming a permanent sponsor for the life of the site. This includes your logo with our other sponsors on all or most of the pages. Interested? Need more details? Please reach out to me at shannon@anvilmedia.com and I’d be happy to answer any questions. This is a great opportunity for someone to get a good deal of exposure through our social channels and marketing efforts as we have a great reach. Know someone who might be a fit? Please pass this opportunity along to them! 

May’s pdxMindShare Presentation from Jim Edgerton

Written on May 19, 2016 at 11:09 am, by Shannon

pdxMindShareLast night we had our May pdxMindShare event at Lucky Lab in NW Portland. First-time speaker, Jim Edgerton, presented on how to make great PowerPoint presentations and captivate and engage an audience while going through it. He had some great tips on making images, streamlining colors, and some technical ways to enhance your slides. After the workshop, dozens of Portland professionals networked with new and old connections. It was another great event and a big thanks to Jim and all who attended! It was great seeing everyone again and meeting a handful of new attendees as well.

If you missed it or want to take another look, you can see what Jim presented on below. Not only are his slides included, but some very detailed notes on how to optimize your decks. You can download the file from SlideShare as well.

Please don’t forget to join us next month on June 15th when we have Danielle Baker of Science of People and DanielleMBaker.com back again to present on “People Skills for Business“. The location will be announced shortly! We look forward to seeing you all again, and remember, everyone is welcome!

May’s pdxMindShare Presentation on Increasing Your PowerPoint & Presentation Skills from pdxMindshare

What You’ll Learn at May’s MindShare Event, and Meet Our Speaker!

Written on May 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm, by Shannon

We are very much looking forward to the next pdxMindShare event this upcoming Wednesday, May 18th featuring first-time speaker Jim Edgerton who will teach us how to create dynamic PowerPoint slides and be able to present them in an engaging and memorable way. As always, our career-focused workshop will be followed by networking with dozens of Portland professionals. The event takes place at the Lucky Lab on NW Quimby in between 19th & 20th. There are no RSVP’s required, and everyone is welcome!

Learn a little more about our speaker and why you should attend this event in Jim’s own words:

Jim EdgertonTell us a little about yourself. 
I never planned to be a PowerPoint(R) sorcerer supreme. But for some strange reason, my early work as a graphic artist and standup comic led me into doing a lot of presentations. During 20 years of very complex product marketing (15 of them at Mentor Graphics), I became that guy who bosses always ask to do something new with the software. “Can you make the presentation password-protected? Can you add my voice to those slides?” Foolishly I always said yes, and I found a way. Now you can benefit from my foolishness.

What will you be covering in your presentation?
I’ll be discussing better ways to organize your thoughts and then communicate them using things I learned as an artist. Then I’ll quickly describe how to do the things I’ve been showing in my promo videos: automatically updating infographics and charts from Excel(R), adding narration and generating HD video.

Why should Portland professionals attend?
Most of us who use PowerPoint at work do everything the hard way. This discussion will make everything you do easier, faster and more effective. If nothing else, you’ll be able to show your coworkers some amazingly cool tricks.

What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?
Research indicates that the effectiveness of a presentation is influenced about 10% by the format of the slides, 20% by the subject matter and almost 70% by the delivery of the information by the speaker. I will offer ways to improve all three areas.

Here is a little sample of what’s to come as well!
 

Meta Sample: a video created using PowerPoint… about a presentation about making videos with PowerPoint from Jim Edgerton, Xpert on Vimeo.

April’s pdxMindShare Presentation from JobJenny on Creating a Great Resume!

Written on April 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm, by Shannon

pdxMindShareWhat a great crowd at pdxMindShare last night at Touché ! We had nearly 60 Portland professionals come out to hear what Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com had to say about creating that perfect resume that will get past the robots and the humans reviewing it in hopes you will land an interview for that job you really want. We learned all about what happens when you click on that “Apply Now” button to submit your credentials for a position and how the applicant tracking systems work. Great workshop! If you missed it or want to review the presentation, the deck is below. Also, Jenny has provided us with this document from her new Weekend Resume Makeover which shows you how to set up your resume so scanners will be more likely to pass your resume on to the hiring managers. Also, if you want to enroll in Jenny’s Weekend Resume Makeover course, you can enroll now for $50 off by entering MINDSHARE when checking out. 

Save Touché!
For those of you who may be aware, the 103-year-old building that Touché is in used to be a firehouse and can potentially be demolished to make room for another set of condos. If you are interested in trying to save this historical building, there is information here to do so. 

Next MindShare!
Finally, we are excited to have Jim Edgerton present to us at the next MindShare event on Wednesday, May 18th on how to create a great and engaging presentation quickly and to how to present it well! We will hold this event at the Lucky Labrador on NW Quimby. Hope to see you all there, and please let us know if you have any questions. Always feel free to reach out if you do! shannon@anvilmedia.com 

 

pdxMindShare’s April Presentation with JobJenny on Crafting a Resume from pdxMindshare

Our pdxMindShare Event with JobJenny will be at Touché on April 20th!

Written on April 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by Shannon

jobjenny.comWe are very excited to have JobJenny back with us at pdxMindShare next week and hope you will all join us at Touché on NW Glisan and 15th for a workshop on resumes and networking with dozens of Portland professionals. 

Career coach and resume writer extraordinaire Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com will talk about how to make a resume that is both human and robot friendly. One that says you-had-me-at-hello and passes through scanners with success! She’ll also educate us on what happens when you hit that apply now button on online applications, and more!

We hope you’ll join us, and please bring a friend. This event is open to everyone and it’s free…no need to RSVP either. 

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Where: Touché on the corner of NW Glisan & 15th
Time: 4:30 pm for the workshop & 5:30 pm for the networking event (Free event, no RSVP required and everyone is welcome!)

 About Jenny in her own words:

I’m Jenny Foss — a journalist turned marketer turned recruiting agency owner turned career strategist, resume writer and blogger. While my career path has not been entirely linear (to say the least), the aggregate of my experiences serves me very well in what I do today. I draw upon, literally, every skill I’ve acquired to run JobJenny.com. 

A Detroit girl turned Portlander, I love just about everything about the Pacific Northwest, with exception of the insane lack of coney dogs and how 55 miles-per-hour is perfectly acceptable in the fast lane on I-5.  

 I’m a huge, huge believer in taking a run at whatever you feel will be most professionally fulfilling. You have talents that the world needs … and deserves. I’m also a believer that, in order to achieve big things, you have to build, convey and live the brand of you. 

Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

Corporate Sponsor

I’m Jenny Foss — a journalist turned marketer turned recruiting agency owner turned career strategist, resume writer and blogger. While my career path has not been entirely linear (to say the least), the aggregate of my experiences serves me very well in what I do today. I draw upon, literally, every skill I’ve acquired to run JobJenny.com.

 

A Detroit girl turned Portlander, I love just about everything about the Pacific Northwest, with exception of the insane lack of coney dogs and how 55 miles-per-hour is perfectly acceptable in the fast lane on I-5. 

 

I’m a huge, huge believer in taking a run at whatever you feel will be most professionally fulfilling. You have talents that the world needs … and deserves. I’m also a believer that, in order to achieve big things, you have to build, convey and live the brand of you.

Chris Bartell’s Super Powers Presentation from the March MindShare Event

Written on March 17, 2016 at 9:18 am, by Shannon

pdxmindshare_attendeesLast night we had a great MindShare event at Ecliptic Brewing where first-time presenter Chris Bartell of Super Powers Academy presented on finding your super powers, what’s special and unique about you, and putting these powers to use by creating a power pitch that makes you memorable. He inspired attendees to find what they are truly good at and passionate about and encouraged putting it to use by creating a message that resonates when meeting people for the first time, helping others, interviewing, or whatever the case may be. Attendees took away some great information and homework too! Our friends at Vitamin T also joined us to talk about how they can help attendees with jobs and employers find great employees.

There was also a packed house at the brewery after having to change locations at the last minute. We very much appreciated all those who found us and hope everyone made a few great connections while networking. We hope to see you April 20th when Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com joins us again and presents on “How to Build a Resume that is Robot and Human-Friendly.” It will be a great one to follow the March event with Chris to build on all you learned. Stay tuned about the location, and reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Below is the presentation from Chris! Enjoy!

March’s pdxMindShare Presentation with Chris Bartell: Find your super power from pdxMindshare

Meet Chris Bartell, March’s MindShare Speaker!

Written on March 14, 2016 at 12:26 pm, by Shannon

We are always looking forward to the next pdxMindShare event. Who wouldn’t? We have great speakers present during the career-focused workshop on ways in which you can improve your career or tips on landing a new job, and then we get to network with dozens of Portland professionals. There’s always a great mix of new and frequent attendees spanning many different industries. This month is particularly special as we are having our event at a new location for the first time in more than two years. Our friends at Trader Vic’s recently experienced fire damage and can’t host us. Luckily, Ecliptic Brewing is taking us in. We will certainly miss Trader Vic’s and hope they reopen for business very soon. If you’ve never been, this brewery, at the South end of Mississippi, is great: fantastic beer (wine & cocktails too!) and fabulous, locally-sourced food. This is a great opportunity to check them out. Their happy hour menu is pretty awesome and on Wednesdays, they give a $5 discount off growler refills. 

We hope to see you all on Wednesday, March 16th. As usual, our workshop will kick off around 4:30PM and networking will follow at 5:30PM. Chris Bartell, founder of Super Powers Academy, will present a personal branding workshop on how to develop an elevator pitch that is sure to be remembered. JobJenny did recommend him, so he’s sure to be great!

Now, meet Chris and find out why you should attend our event:

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’ve always been an energizer and cheerleader for people and I realized a few years ago I could combine this passion with my 20 years of marketing experience into a powerful, unique coaching and consulting practice.  Not only do I get to inspire brands to become super heroes, but get to be the VP of Marketing and Creative Director for individuals who desire powerful personal brands and a life of impact and meaning. Meanwhile, I get to share my energy and love of the stage with anyone who cares to listen!  I love it!

What will you be covering in your presentation?
How to take your personal brand into the stratosphere, starting with a powerful pitch that showcases your passions, purpose, persona, and professionalism.  

Why should Portland professionals attend?
Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.  Portland professionals need a way to hone their personal brand pitch and make sure it has “pow” and “bam” to uniquely differentiate themselves. It also needs to inspire relationships with ideal clients, customers, and other important audiences.  

What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?

  1. Competition for your next job, client or opportunity is global.  Brand messaging is as important for professionals as it is for organizations. I’ll show you how to get started and plant the seed in other’s minds about your unique super powers!’
  2. Most people only talk about what they do.  I’ll show you how to share your passion, purpose, persona, and professional prowess all in one, powerful elevator pitch!  This is the foundation of your personal brand messaging.
  3. I’ll inspire you to create a career that aligns more with your passions and gives you purpose and meaning for the long term!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event! Everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

Corporate Sponsor

Upcoming pdxMindShare Events!

Written on February 22, 2016 at 6:33 am, by Shannon

We’ve been busy at pdxMindShare lining up great speakers for our monthly career-focused workshop and networking events, and we have some dynamite topics and presenters on the horizon! As a reminder, all of our events happen on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our location is going to change since our friends at Trader Vic’s are no longer operating. The workshop begins at 4:30 PM and Portland professionals can network starting at 5:30 PM. EVERYONE is welcome, it’s free and no RSVP is required. We just want you to come learn something to help you with your professional and career development and network with some great people.

 


March 16th at Ecliptic Brewing
Chris Bartell of Super Powers Academy
Workshop: 
Personal Brand Power Workshop: Craft a power-packed elevator pitch people will remember 
This workshop will teach you how to create more than just a standard elevator pitch for your personal brand. Instead, you’ll learn how to combine your passion, purpose, pursuits & potential into a “Power Pitch.” 


jobjenny.com April 20th
Jenny Foss of JobJenny.com
Workshop: How to Build a Resume That’s Both ‘Robot’ and ‘Human-Friendly’
Jenny will make resume writing much more pleasurable than it is to you right now by helping you understand what happens when you hit the “Apply Now” button, and inspire you to write your own that will sail through scanning and inspire hiring managers to call you for an interview.


May 18th

Jim Edgerton of Xpertemp Services, Contract Marketing Advisors
Workshop: Extreme PowerPoint: killer techniques you can use at once
Avoid PowerPoint Karaoke, the art of reading your presentation verbatim, and learn to make your presentation truly memorable with delivery tips, visual tricks, use of video and other little-known features. You’ll be a legend in your office…or that job interview you’re preparing for! Check ou Jim’s video on his workshop!

June 15th
Danielle Baker of Science of People
Workshop: The Science of Body Language
In this dynamic workshop, learn the power of body language and learn some tips and tricks to help you nail an interview, wow a crowd and be the most trustworthy and memorable person in the room.



Mark your calendars! We hope to see you then and please remember this is a FREE event! Everyone is welcome. Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions! 

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February’s pdxMindShare Presentation from Kent Lewis

Written on February 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm, by Shannon

February’s MindShare event was great! Over 50 Portland professionals came out to Trader Vic’s to see Kent Lewis, Founder of pdxMindShare and President & CEO of Anvil, present on building your online brand through the use of social media in just 15 minutes a day. He showed lots of tips and tricks on how you can make your presence well known on platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We were also excited to introduce our new corporate sponsor, Vitamin T, who was just honored Best in Staffing for the Client & Talent Categories from Inavero for the third year straight.

The networking component was also quite lively with lots of new and regular attendees.

Each month, we host a career-focused workshop and networking event at Trader Vic’s in downtown Portland that is open to anyone to attend. The workshop kicks off at 4:30PM and the networking event begins at 5:30PM. It’s also free and no RSVP is required. You can attend just one of the components or both. Next month, on on March 17th, we are excited to have first time speaker Chris Bartell from Super Powers Academy. He will present on unleashing your super powers with a personal branding workshop that will help you craft a power-packed elevator picth people will remember. We hope to see you all then! Reach out to Shannon if you have any questions!

Here is Kent’s presentation in case you missed it or want a refresher!

pdxMindShare’s February 2016 Presentation with Kent Lewis from pdxMindshare