Connie Thanasoulis

Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

– Posted in: book review, life coaching, motivation, philosophy, Success Stories

Many of us dream about being able to deliver presentations as well as Steve Jobs did. This book, written by Carmine Gallo, gave me hope that I could improve if I follow just a couple of simple tips: 1. Have “one big idea” to share with your listeners. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone by saying [...]

Conference Call Survival Tips

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, marketing yourself, motivation, networking, time management, troubleshooting

When I worked for Merrill Lynch, I typically had 3 – 5 conference calls per week and while staying engaged was important, it was a struggle because some were very unorganized and outright boring. Here are some tips to staying engaged because someone might just call your name out and you might just be completely [...]

Exceptional Advice for College Students

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College students MUST learn how to network in exceptional ways and here are the best ways to do that: 1. Differentiate yourself by researching anyone you meet before you meet them – that includes professors, representatives from ANY company that comes on campus, interviewers, speakers, and people at career fairs. Career fairs are happening right [...]

What To Do When You Are More Qualified Than Your Boss

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I was recently interviewed by Forbes on what to do when you are more qualified than your boss. It actually happens more than you think. Companies need leaders and leaders grow through diverse experiences. So people are often “dropped” into growth roles to learn and to lead and they end up managing “subject matter experts” [...]

How to Control Your Emotions

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, Inspiration Friday, life coaching, motivation, philosophy, Success Stories

Managing emotions at work can be difficult because we put so much of ourselves into our work. We all have emotions but we don’t have to get emotional at work. The most professional managers are calm, cool and collected. I tell my clients to act like a duck … when a duck glides along the [...]