So, when was the last time you put yourself in the path(s) of corporate giants?

How successful were you? Did you get stomped on? Did they by-pass you? Step over you? Around you?

Did you see their dust as they sped by?

Or , were you successful? Got those giants to look down and see what was impeding their path?

If you didn’t succeed, why not?

If you did succeed, what did you do that force them to take notice of you?

Out in the Streets

you hear the most ridiculous stories of how people “almost” made it to the top, but were sabotaged. Seriously? How much effort did you put into that forward movement of yours? Will you consider it a ‘life or death’ stroke or would you consider it half-hearted at least.

Many people don’t seem to realize that by putting yourself somewhere where normal people wouldn’t do takes a great act of courage. A personal choice to take that additional step forward so that you can grasp that next gold ring. Putting yourself forward takes a great deal of self confidence knowing that you’re the best. You’re the person that should get the job — the newly created position — someone to take notice of your achievements.

How does one do that? Getting their achievements noticed? Is it a random thing or does one actually plan on getting ahead. Is it an act of self-consciousness where you are aware of what additional skills you need, then decide to put your best foot forward and zoom ahead of the competition?

Let’s take a closer look.

Getting Noticed

It’s more than standing up on your desk or chair and singing the national anthem at the top of your voice. It’s a bit more complicated than that. The first item on you’re ‘to-do getting notice list is, Believing in Yourself. Is that it, you ask? Believe in yourself? Really? Then that’s a no brainer.  It’s a bit more involved. What does it entail? It’s a combination of not only believing in yourself, but getting others (the powers-2-be) believing in you as well. Plus your co-workers. Everyone has to be on the same level. They all (peers & bosses) believe in you. Know that you can do the job without hesitation or asking allot of questions that you should already know the answers to. It sounds so simple. Belief in oneself. However, not everyone has the same degree of self-belief that other people have. And, even if you do believe in yourself, you still have the other half of the equation to convince that you’re a capable person.

The second item on the list is, Self-Confidence. Self confidence is more than carrying yourself well and making others believe that nothing will ripple your feathers, it’s your personal belief system that you can handle anything that comes along with calm, ability, and the innate desire to see yourself successful.

The third item on the list is, Strength. Strength is an ‘innie’ ‘outie’ think like your belly button. Inner Strength is what keeps you upright when you need to stand tall and firm. Outer Strength is what balances you and prepares you for whatever forceful gales come in life, in business or in pleasure. Outer strength prepares you for the daily battles one fights on the front lines, but also understands that to become successful, you must reserve your inner strength to bend before a great force. A great force being your boss, his/her boss or from your peer group. Nothing is resolved when everyone comes in swinging.

The fourth item is Negotiation. That’s when you know it’s time to  speak clearly and make yourself understood to your boss or their boss or co-workers. It precedes Strategy which most people who strive to get into upper management must use at all times in their career to further themselves.

Somewhere on this list is also ‘interpersonal skills’ which we’ll go over at another time.

Meanwhile, the next time you want to put yourself in the paths of corporate giants, remember what’s at stake and just ‘do it!’

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Find your Passion by learning How 2 Use: Effective Communication Skills which is made up of four (4) major skill sets:  Mastering Interpersonal Skills, Strategizing Presentation Skills, Clear, Precise and Concise Speaking Skills, and Positive Leadership Skills.

How does a woman CEO or Empty Nester use their Passion once they find it? They incorporate PASSION into their very being. It becomes a part of their arsenal to break through the ‘glass ceiling’ and become Mentors to the vast majority of spiritual futures.

One on One sessions with peers, teach Passion in seminar/webinar groups (remote or in person), become an Expert Witness, Write articles, Blogs, Vlogs (video and writing) and E-books.

Ignite Others to Find and Use their Passion by Motivation, Inspiration, Podcasting, Radio Talk Host and provide a Call 2 Action Plan so you leave a behind a Ripple in the women’s community.

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Present: Skills

A woman’s place on the corporate ladder is based on four primary skill sets that can qualify a CEO or Empty Nester in the corporate world. They are: Interpersonal, Presentation, Speaking and Interviewing.

How important are they? They can determine how far a CEO or Empty Nester can go. Through the ‘glass ceiling and beyond or stuck in the mire of administrative work.

We will learn and practice these skills within a live listening and viewing audience so that when you graduate from Present: Skills, your battle is already half-way won.

These skills are: Interpersonal, Presentation, Speaking and Interviewing. Sub groups include, but not limited to listening, responsibility and accountability, questioning, problem solving, thinking on one’s feet, verbal and non-verbal communication, assertiveness, body and voice language, manners, social awareness, self-management, inform, motivate, inspire, interviewing (social, business, career), speaking, clearly, concisely and precisely.

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Voice Personality

Voice personality is a first impression of who you are. To find your voice personality, one must listen to how one sounds. Speaking clearly, concisely, and concisely. What I term as my golden rule for women CEO’s and Empty Nesters to remember always.

“Mean what you say. Say what you Mean!”

How do you do that? By finding the right voice personality that fits who you are. Your personality. Other ways to express yourself and keep within the boundaries of your voice are tone, pitch, enunciation, vocabulary, psychology, and how you say what you mean.

When dealing with a peer, boss, higher management, or even your spouse, what you say and how you say is very important. Choosing the right words. Selecting the right tone. Keeping your voice even, not cracking, whispering, or ending your sentences in a question are all part of your voice personality.

Choose which type of voice best suits you when you’re in the business world might be entirely different than the one you use on your family, relatives, spouse, or friends.

Find your voice. Develop its personality. First impressions always count and sets the mood. Whatever mood the person is after, good, bad, or indifferent.

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Master Interpersonal Skills

We all use them at one time or another. However, not all of us use them together. Women CEO’s and Empty Nesters find their interpersonal skills are up to current standards. Current standards are Industry standards. Industry standards determine promotions and salary increases, recognition, value, and brand.

Want to get ahead in corporate America? Want your spouse and family to take you seriously? Want to find what you’re seeking after your last child departs from the house? You need to practice your interpersonal skills and use them on a daily basis until these skills become a part of your career, business, and mind set.

The 10 skills necessary to succeed and thrive are: Listening, Assertiveness, Problem Solving, Thinking on Feet, Verbal and non-verbal Communication, Responsibility and Accountability, Questioning, Manners, Social Awareness, and Self-Management.

Once you master these skills, then you’re on your way to success.

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Interviewing Techniques

There are all types of interviews. And no two interviews are alike. The interview for a job differs from an interview to get a loan which is different from an interview you give when fact finding for a research paper.

Listening, asking questions, speaking clearly, breathing, tone, pitch, these are all parts of how an interview is conducted.

By taking Ms. Cauldwell’s course, you learn how to use these techniques to get the desired results women CEO’s and Empty Nesters require to make a difference and enable their clients to get the best possible value for their interview value.

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Ask Me

In today’s busy world, people are afraid to ask questions fearing they are either stupid or not relevant. However, when you chose to ASK ME a question, you’ll not only get an answer that’s pertinent to your question, but you’ll also receive a sample, example, or a practical application to that question so everything is spelled out for you.

Question are an important part of any position in business, in personal relationships, and in other aspects of your life.

ASK ME becomes your guarantee that you understand the problem and recognize that there are answers that when applied can remedy any problem that might occur.

Learn how to ask questions and apply the answers so that everyone wins.

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