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Game Plan for Admin Pros in Uncertain Times

Recording Date: April 22, 2009
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Key Ingredients for Paving the Way to Your Success

In troubled times everyone is wondering what will happen next and how it will impact their job. One thing is certain, those who will fare best will have developed the ability to communicate and network with lots of people who can make a difference in their career.

Although it seems obvious that talking about your goals with people is better than keeping silent and hoping things will work out—we all know how difficult that can be.

Research has shown that fear of failure, exposure to criticism from others, and other concerns are powerful deterrents.

Unfortunately, those who believe that the quality of their work will speak for itself are not typically rewarded as well as those who openly communicate their value, skills, and aspirations.

What You Will Learn

Now more than ever, it’s important to get better at talking about your future with key stakeholders no matter how tough it may seem. After listening to this Webcast, you’ll understand ways to:
  • Discuss the Risks to Your Current Job. It is critical to discuss alternative options for work at your organization even if your job seems secure at the moment. You’ll get the right language and questions to deal with this difficult subject.
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward in Talking about Your Future. Your first impression is crucial. We’ll give you clear “Do’s” and “Don’ts” so you’ll be ready and confident going into each discussion.
  • Avoid the Arrogance Pitfall. Once you know several simple rules of etiquette for talking about your future in the workplace, you won’t be in danger of appearing egotistical or demanding.
  • Create Opportunities to Connect. You’ll learn how to identify and reach out to the right people on an ongoing basis to garner the resources and support you need.
  • Deal with Naysayers. We’ll give you tools to minimize the impact of negativity.

About the Presenters

Bonnie St. John is uniquely qualified to lead this Webcast because of her life experience. Although at age five, she had a leg amputation, she went on to become the first African-American Olympic ski medalist. Later she won a Rhodes Scholarship. At IBM she won several sales awards and served on a White House economic team. She is passionate about coaching people in their careers, regardless of level. St. John is the author of the recently published book, Live Your Joy.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.