Episode 34: Want a Job in a Small Business? How to Get Your Foot in The Door with Museum Hack Founder Nick Gray

“The thing with small businesses is…the job you want possibly doesn’t even EXIST yet.”

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Nick Gray is the energetic and straight-talking founder of Museum Hack, a New York-based company that runs renegade tours of museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Their aim? Make museums fun for people who don’t like museums! I love it!

I took one of their tours at the Met, and was so impressed I just had to reach out to Nick (via video, of course! Scroll down to watch)

In this episode we’re chatting about how to get a job at a small company. Nick started Museum Hack just over a year ago, and now has around 12 employees. As the owner of a young, fun and innovative company, he receives a LOT of requests from people looking for jobs. I was keen to pick his brain about what it would take to get HIS attention and stand out from the hoards of other job seekers. [Read more…]

Episode 29: How To Blitz Your Job Interview – Secrets of Executive Speech Coach Diane DiResta

[In the workplace] CONFIDENCE trumps COMPETENCE. That’s why if…you see someone who you know has less skill than you and they get promoted, I’ll bet you anything they have the confidence and ability to sell themselves.

dianne-middleSo you’ve landed that all-important job interview. Now all you need to do is rock up with your portfolio, let them see how how good you are at 3D modeling, and tell them that your only weakness is ‘perfectionism’. Right?

Wrong.

According to a study by the University of Michigan, when it comes to hiring managers, most decisions are based on 40% skill and 60% chemistry!

So what does this mean for you? Yep, if you can communicate well, you are much more likely to succeed at winning jobs!

This is just one of the many things revealed by my amazing guest this week – Diane DiResta.

Diane is a licensed speech pathologist, highly sought-after speaker and communication coach. She is the founder of DiResta Communications, a company that helps high profile people like top executives, politicians, celebrities and sport stars to speak the language of confidence and communicate effectively.

I was very excited to speak to Diane about how to be successful in job interviews and in the workplace. So if you are job hunting or want to move up in your workplace, this episode is a must-listen! I can’t stress enough how important this stuff is. [Read more…]

Episode 26: Creativity Is Not Just For Your Work! Why You Should Get Creative With Your Communication And How To Do It

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.      –  Steve Jobs

 

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Another way to get noticed – make signs!

As a designer, you’ve already got a lot of creativity in your bones. But have you ever thought about getting creative in the way you communicate?

This is not something I see many people doing, which is a shame, because I truly believe that is it one of the best ways to not only deliver a great and memorable presentation, but to also stand out from the crowd and GET NOTICED.

And I know it works, because I’ve been testing it out at networking events, in my presentations and when asking people to be interview guests on the podcast. And the results I’ve been getting are amazing!

And the good news? It’s not difficult to do. Like Steve Jobs says: the solution will become obvious to you once you start making connections.

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Episode 24: How to Overcome Anxiety and Become ‘Performance Ready’ – Interview with ‘The GPS Girl’ Karen Jacobsen

If you [can] speak to a group of people feeling completely calm about who you are…miracles [will happen] in every area of your life.

Karen JacobsenFasten your seatbelts: this week I am speaking with the wonderful Karen Jacobsen, AKA ‘The GPS Girl.’

Yes folks, she is the voice in tens of millions of GPS units around the world, helping directionally-challenged people reach their destinations.

She also helps people recalculate their personal journeys and work towards their ‘destinations’ (ha!) in life and business at thegpsgirl.com.

Apart from being a coach, speaker and voiceover artist, Karen is also a successful singer-songwriter. Talk about being multi-talented! (PLUS she’s an Aussie. Woo hoo!)

I met her here in New York at a National Speakers Association event, and as I got to know her, I was surprised to discover that she used to suffer from severe anxiety as a child, and struggled with it well into adulthood. So I’m super excited to have her on the show to share with you how she overcame this anxiety, and how you too can learn to manage your nerves in stressful situations. [Read more…]

Episode 23: How To Approach People And Have Incredible Conversations – Interview with Andrew Lovick

Create a positive impact…be excited to meet them, and they will reciprocate and be excited to meet you as well.

Andrew Lovick Design Draw Speak Christina CantersDo you find it difficult to approach people at networking events, parties or even just on the street? Communication skills expert and serial conversationalist Andrew Lovick is here to help!

I met Andrew (@Lovicksandiego) at Social Media Marketing World 2014 in San Diego, and was blown away by his energy, generosity and natural ability to really engage with people in conversation. I just HAD to get him on the show!

In this episode, Andrew and I talk about why it’s so important to practice approaching people, and what you can do to make it much less awkward!

Thanks also to Nik Parks (@Nik_Parks) from Launching Creative for sharing his Story from Studio! (Want to share YOUR story? Click here!) [Read more…]