Upcoming Meetings

May 13, 2017

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Tricks to Using Body Language to Nail Your Next Interview

Speaker: Shelly O’Donovan

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

NOTE BUILDING CHANGE:  Building on the right - Rooms 130/131*

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

To register for this FREE event, click here NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, May 12th.

Did you know that 60-93% of information is communicated nonverbally? More than half! Think about all the effort you spend on the words you’re delivering and yet totally unaware of messages your body is screaming. Shelly O’Donovan of Illuminate the Message, LLC, will show you how to be aware of those messages so that you can communicate your intended message and unlock your authenticity to get the job you want.

In a world so focused on the words we say, most people are missing out on how we say those words, the nonverbal behind the verbal. You can harness the power of nonverbal communication, revolutionize the way you present yourself, change your approach to client interactions, and utilize a unique skill set to become the best version of yourself.

Research has shown that the first impression happens within 20 seconds of someone meeting you, and many times in a job interview the first impression is over the phone. With some minor tweaks to your planned message and power posing before an interview, you can increase odds of a great first impression.

By attending this session, you will learn how to:

  • Understand your body language and what you are communicating
  • Unlock your presence
  • Increase your confidence as you prepare  
  • Learn some tips to help you nail that next interview

 

Shelly O’Donovan's Bio

With over 20 years of experience as a proven leader in the public policy arena, Shelly has helped industry-leading companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical domains define and shape their corporate positions and strategic and tactical business plans. She has served as a key driver and facilitator of targeted policy initiatives, built and managed public policy strategic alliances, Interpreted and analyzed legislation, distilled complex issues into concise talking points for legislators, and served as primary liaison between commercial interests and government affairs.

Over the years she gathered experience and expertise in government relations, public policy, lobbying, grassroots advocacy, legislative and regulatory processes, and policy maker engagement. Along the way, she noticed that the brightest people often weren’t making the biggest impact, while others with less substantive messages were making huge strides.  Shelly really wanted to understand why this was the case and how it could be changed. She almost stumbled upon the answer after she received body language training prior to a lobbying mission at the state capital. By mastering her presence, she was transformed from just another face in the crowd to one of the most popular and magnetic leaders in the delegation. She felt a lot more confident, could read people better, and became empowered to achieve the outcome she wanted. 

Body language makes a huge difference! After seeing this firsthand, Shelly was hooked and she refocused her career to help others receive these benefits.  

Shelly completed a rigorous process -- through the Science of People, a leading behavior research lab -- to be certified as a body language trainer, corporate speaker, and executive coach. Through her company, Illuminate the Message, LLC, Shelly draws from her real-world experience and world-class training to help teams learn to use body language to increase effectiveness in advocacy pitches, negotiations, communication, leadership positions and interpersonal relationships.

 

June 10, 2017

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Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, June 9th.

 

July 8, 2017

My Career Transitions presents

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Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, July 7th.

 

August 2017

No Meeting this month