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A Work/Life Newsletter To Help You Reach Your Potential
Dear Friends,
Happy summer! Always my favorite season of the year, summer feels like a looser and easier time. No matter what curveballs life throws your way, they feel more manageable in the warm summer days.
And what better time to launch new rituals. Saturday strolls and Thursday ice cream nights and a picnic in your own backyard on Tuesdays.
Looking forward to speaking at Ellevate Network’s resilience event on 7/18. If you will be in NYC, please join me.

SAM'S CENTS


Introduce yourself

If you have left the workforce and introduce yourself to someone new, I bet you are making these two easy-to-fix mistakes.

Mistake 1: You introduce yourself with your first name only. There are too many Jennifers to keep up with, so “I am Jennifer Olin” makes you far more memorable than “I am Jennifer." PR pro Alison Brod likes to say that introducing yourself without your last name makes you sound like a preschooler. You get the point.

Mistake 2: You are asked what you do and you say, “I am home with the kids.” This gives a false impression of who you are. I bet you spent 10 years in marketing before you left the workforce. Or you ran a medical office or were an accountant. Sharing your past along with your present not only presents a more three dimensional version of you, it also makes it far easier for you to return to the workforce later on because your history will be remembered. And of course, it opens conversations rather than closes them.

MEDIA ON MY MIND

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