Are You Making These Mistakes When Giving Presentations?

We’ve all watched presentations that were painfully bad.  Remember thinking, ‘I’m so glad that isn’t me standing up there?!’.  Most of us dread public speaking.  For that reason, it’s one of my favorite things to work on with people because with just a few small adjustments you can make a huge difference in your presentation skills.   

So what are the biggest mistakes people make when giving presentations?  And how do YOU avoid them?

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What It Takes To Get Hired At Tesla

We sat down with Tesla's West Region Director to uncover what Tesla looks for when hiring employees and how you can stand out from the crowd.  Whether you want to work at Tesla or just get insights from a seasoned business expert, check out this interview.

MADE TO HIRE:  What does it take to get hired at Tesla?

Tesla:  Passion, grit, drive, results-orientation, intellectual curiosity, integrity, and trustworthiness.  You literally have to be able to come to the table with the ability to execute in the current climate while challenging the status quo and offering solutions with better efficiencies and higher results.

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5 Things You Must Do Online

When was the last time you checked out the social feed or LinkedIn profile of someone you’ve never actually met?  I’d bet for many of you, it was within the past 24 hrs. What did you think of what you saw?  Without even realizing it, that person’s feed or profile made an impact on you.  

When we think of first impressions, what usually comes to mind is what you think when you first see someone in person.  The reality, however, is that your virtual first impression is just as important as your live first impression.  And if you’re working towards your next career goal, then you better make a strong virtual first impression because hiring managers and recruiters are looking. 

Check out my advice on the 5 things you should do today to make the right virtual first impression.

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Merryn Roberts-Huntley
Nail Your First Impression

You might not realize it but you are constantly being judged by how you put yourself together.  The next day you feel lazy and decide not to shower could be the day you meet someone who could change your career.  It’s better to just accept that first impressions truly matter and take control over how to nail yours.  Give me 5 minutes and I can help.

I do an exercise with my students where we review different looks on the same person and use adjectives to describe the person in each of the looks. It’s amazing how much people infer by how you dress and the other little details that make up your look.  Let’s play the game and you’ll see what I mean.

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Merryn Roberts-Huntley
Establish Your Brand: Having a Clear Vision

How are people supposed to help you if you aren't clear on what you want?  I always tell my students, ‘Fake it till you make it.' 

It's okay if you don't know exactly what you want to do and exactly where you want to do it.  We were all there at some point but how you manage that uncertainty is actually very important to ultimately get what you want in your career. 

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Merryn Roberts-Huntley
Establish Your Brand: Your Personal Description

There are so many things you are and aren’t doing that are creating your brand. You’re being defined by people around you based on how you communicate, how you dress, how you carry yourself, and much more. And I hope you’re starting to feel empowered by the opportunity you have to actively define how you’re viewed professionally. 

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What is Marketing Yourself and Why Do You Need to Get It?

We’re constantly bombarded by companies marketing and selling things to us. Whether it’s the new sneakers they make you believe you must have or the next iPhone about to release, brands are marketing to you every day. Believe it or not, you really have a crucial role in all the marketing happening out there. It’s to consciously and actively market yourself.

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Merryn Roberts-Huntley
I want to help you get to where you want to be.

We’re constantly bombarded by companies marketing and selling things to us. Whether it’s the new sneakers they make you believe you must have or the next iPhone about to release, brands are marketing to you every day. Believe it or not, you really have a crucial role in all the marketing happening out there. It’s to consciously and actively market yourself.

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Merryn Roberts-Huntley