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The Leadership Pod is the podcast for emerging leaders who want to build their visibility and influence so they can unlock their leadership potential. Each week, your host Kara Ronin shares with you strategies, insights or Q&A episodes around leadership development, building your leadership brand, communication skills, and workplace interactions so you can excel into leadership. Keeping your head down and doing a good job at work is no longer enough to get you noticed and promoted. Success in leadership requires a different set of skills; ones you didn’t learn in business school, but you will in this podcast.
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How can you use LinkedIn to become known as a go-to expert in your field? LinkedIn is a powerful platform where you can grow your personal brand and have more impact and influence as an emerging leader. I have used LinkedIn strategically since 2020 to develop my reputation as a go-to expert in the area of leadership development for emerging leaders. I’ve learned a lot of techniques about how to use LinkedIn when growing your professional reputation and I share those techniques with you in this week’s podcast and YouTube video.If you are an emerging leader and you want to develop your reputation as a go-to expert in your field, then these resources will help you.You will learn: Tips for writing articles on LinkedIn.The importance of creating videos for LinkedIn.My #1 tip which is to comment on other people’s posts.Don’t forget to download your free gift, 21 Ideas on How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert at this link.Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Why You Need to Become Known as a Go-To ExpertHow to Become Known as a Go-To ExpertDownload your “How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert” 21 idea guide.Episode 008, How to Craft a Great About Section on LinkedInHow to Look Good on CameraHow to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 10 Minutes a DayHow to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 20 Minutes a DayOther Learning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit! http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn InstagramYouTubeTikTokFacebook
How to become known as a go-to expert. Becoming known as a go-to expert in your field or industry is incredibly important for emerging leaders and high-achieving professionals. You want to become known in your area of expertise. You want to build your brand and reputation. You want to rise higher than the rest. You want to have everyone know who you are, what you do, what you’re an expert in, and how you can help them.Becoming known as a go-to expert is helpful whether you’re an employee or an entrepreneur. When you become known as a go-to expert as an employee, it makes promotions easier. Your boss and colleagues inside your company already know that you’re a go-to expert so you become an easy hire.When you’re a go-to expert as a consultant, coach or other business owner, it makes finding clients easier because people trust go-to experts.There are so many positive impacts on your career and business when you develop a go-to expert reputation. And in this episode, you will start to learn “how” you can develop a go-to expert reputation now.In this episode, I talk about:The pre-requisite for becoming a go-to expert.Impostor Syndrome for go-to experts.Working out your area of expertise you want to be known for (niching down).Creating great content for social media platforms (including LinkedIn).Speaking at events (yes, public speaking!).Writing guest posts and articles.Getting interviewed on podcasts.After each of the five ideas, I share with you an action step to help you know where to start.If you have ever wondered how you can become known as a go-to expert, then this podcast episode and YouTube video are for you.Get your notebook ready and listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Why You Need to Become Known as a Go-To ExpertDownload your “How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert” 21 idea guide.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day Challenge>>>Click Here to Download How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert FREE Guide! <<<Love the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe!
Why do you need to become known as a go-to expert? Why is it important for your career? Becoming known as a go-to expert in your field or industry has so many positive knock-on effects for you as a professional. It helps people listen to you more in meetings because they know what you have to say is intelligent. It helps you build trust with others leading to stronger business relationships. And it helps you grow your network significantly, compounding your leadership brand and reputation.There are many more benefits to developing a go-to expert reputation in business. In this episode, I share with you eight reasons why you need to become known as a go-to expert.If developing your go-to expert reputation is something you want to work on then this episode is definitely for you.Get your notebook ready and listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:How to Speak With Confidence and Clarity in Meetings How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 10 Minutes a DayHow to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 20 Minutes a DayBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Download your “How to Become Known as a Go-To Expert” 21 idea guide.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn InstagramYouTubeTikTokFacebookI hope you enjoyed this episode on “Go-To Expert Series Part 1: Why You Need to Become Known as a Go-To Expert”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
What are the top soft skills for 2021? What soft skills are important for the future of work? Given the rapid change we have experienced in the world of work throughout 2020 and 2021, some soft skills have become more important than others.The typical soft skills that we think of such as communication or creativity are still necessary for the future of work. However other soft skills such as decision making, productivity and change agility are becoming more important for leaders to equip themselves with.Most emerging leaders know that soft skills are important. I don’t go into that in this episode. But I do expand on what I class as the top 3 soft skills for the future of work: decision making, productivity and change agility.If you’re an emerging leader and you want to prepare yourself as best you can for the future of work, then take a listen to this insightful episode. I’ve also weaved in research I’ve come across from various sources to help you understand the full picture.Get your notebook ready and listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Resources Mentioned in this Episode:EP007 Top Soft Skills for Future Leaders https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/3158803-007-top-soft-skills-for-future-leadersEP043 Top Soft Skills in a POst-Pandemic World https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6714082McKinsey Global Institute (2020) “Reimagine decision making to improve speed and quality” https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-organization-blog/reimagine-decision-making-to-improve-speed-and-qualityMcKinsey Global Institute (2021) “The future of work after Covid-19” https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/the-future-of-work-after-covid-19DISCOUNT LINK FOR Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit! A 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/
What words make you sound weak in the workplace? If you’re an emerging leader, it’s likely you’ve asked yourself this question at some stage in your career.Communication is an incredibly important part of your leadership presence. Sometimes a simple change in the words that you use can have a dramatic impact on the way you are perceived in the office.There are a number of commonly used words that easily make leaders sound weak. These words can make you sound uncertain, hesitant and unsure of yourself. This is certainly not the image you want to portray when you are an emerging leader.In this podcast episode, and YouTube video below, I share with you three words that you want to avoid because they make you sound weak in the workplace.Get your notebook ready and listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:3 Ways to Communicate Confidently and Show Up Powerfully in Meetings https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/4164983How to Sound Smart and Confident at Work https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6821449How to Get Your Ideas Across Clearly in Meetings https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6922085DISCOUNT LINK FOR Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “3 Words That Make You Sound Weak in the Workplace”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How to speak like a leader at work. As you advance into leadership, you’ll be required to use a different style of communication in the workplace. You will need to move away from the style of communication you used early on in your career and adopt a more assertive and confident style of communication.Speaking like a leader and sounding like a leader in workplace conversations is critical if you want to advance into a leadership position. You must know how to delegate to your team confidently and effectively. You will need to know how to share your opinions with conviction. And you will also need to learn to be okay with disagreeing, and disagree assertively.Whether it’s delegating, sharing your opinions or disagreeing, these are not communication styles that people commonly use when they are entry level in their career. However as you advance into leadership, these communication techniques are what will make you stand out, get noticed and get promoted.In this podcast episode and related YouTube vide (below), I delve into these three communication techniques to help you speak like a leader at work.If you’re an emerging leader and you feel your communication needs improving because people don’t listen to you at work, you get overlooked in meetings, or you don’t have the impact you want, then this episode is definitely for you.Resources Mentioned in this Episode:5 Reasons Why You Should Speak Up in Meetings https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/005-5-reasons-why-you-should-speak-up-in-meetings/id1500219829?i=1000468536530How to Get Honest Feedback When You’re the Boss https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/3693103How to Approach Difficult and Stressful Conversations With Confidence https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/4063769How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6046801DISCOUNT LINK FOR Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararonin
How to end a conversation at a networking event. Ending conversations at networking events is challenging for many emerging leaders. You don’t want to sound impolite. You don’t want to be rude or offend your conversation partner. But at the same time, you don’t want to be stuck with a rambler or in a pointless, boring conversation. Ending conversations is challenging but it’s not impossible. For leaders, it’s incredibly important that you’re able to end conversations when you need to. Your time is precious. You need to make sure that the time you spend networking is with people who matter for your career or business. In addition, being able to confidently end conversations makes you look like a leader. It shows that you’re taking control of the conversation and taking control of your time.When I started networking, I didn’t know how to end conversations gracefully. I thought it was rude and impolite so I would just let the other person talk. I ended up wasting a lot of time at networking events, not meeting people I wanted to meet and missing out on business opportunities.Since then I’ve learned how to end conversations gracefully at networking events and I’ve built the courage to do so. And in this podcast episode and related YouTube video, I share my strategies with you.If you want to know how to end conversations at networking events, listen to this episode below to get my eight strategies you can follow. I share both nonverbal and verbal cues you can use to indicate you’re ending the conversation.I also share many sentence examples that you can say to your conversation partner to end the conversation gracefully.Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/
How to stop procrastinating and get work done! If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How can I stop procrastinating”, you’re not alone. Procrastination happens to all of us whether you’re an employee or an entrepreneur. I’ve dealt with procrastination as a content creator and entrepreneur. I’ve learned how to beat procrastination and stop procrastinating so I can get the work done. And in this week’s podcast episode and YouTube video, I share with you ten techniques I use to stop procrastinating.These techniques have helped me become more productive and I’m sure they can help you too.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Episode 007 Top Soft Skills for Future Leaders (2020 episode)Episode 043 Top 5 Soft Skills You Need in a Post-Pandemic WorldBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How I Beat Procrastination as a Content Creator and Entrepreneur”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
In the current business environment, many professionals are asking themselves, “How can I lead virtually in 2021”, or “how can I be successful at virtual leadership”. If you’re an emerging leader and you’ve asked yourself these questions while you’ve been working from home, this week’s podcast episode and YouTube video are for you.Virtual leadership requires a shift in your leadership skillset. You don’t have regular in-person contact with your team which makes communication, and other essential leadership skills, much more difficult. On top of that, stress levels are high. People are frustrated. Your team may be losing motivation or they may be overwhelmed. As a leader, it’s really important that you keep on top of all of these issues so you can continue to move projects along and achieve your leadership goals.In this episode, I share seven tips to help you stay on top of your leadership game in 2021 and beyond.You will learn: Look at it as a learning opportunity.Ways to adapt your communication.Check in regularly with your team, and how to ask if they’re okay.A good guideline to make meetings shorter.Use an authentic background for video calls.Don’t be intimidated by technology.Take care of yourself (the most important!)Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Episode 040: Your Professional Image When You Work From Home: https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6378784How to Look Good on Video Calls for Work: Other Learning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Powerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Lead Virtually in 2021 and Beyond”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
Do you want to learn the top business etiquette tips for the workplace in 2021? Business etiquette is an integral part of a well-functioning office. Since Covid-19 and the related events of 2020, many of the traditional “rules” of business etiquette have changed. As many businesses return to the office in 2021, there will be a lot of confusion around the etiquette of interacting with your colleagues and coworkers.You may be unsure whether you can or should shake hands. You may find that people are more stressed and communicate with you in an aggressive way. How do you deal with that? And then there is your professional outfit and how do you transition away from the more casual, work from home outfits.All of these topics and more I talk about in this week’s podcast episode and related YouTube video below.In this podcast episode (and related YouTube video below), you will learn about:the shift we have seen in the world of work in 2020 and 2021.The etiquette of shaking hands. Should you shake hands?What to do when somebody coughs or sneezes around you.Whether you should share food with your colleagues.The rules around physical touching.How to deal with unfair/unkind comments.Video call etiquette.The transition from work from home outfits to back to the office outfits.Dealing with aggressive communication.Touchy conversation topics such as talking politics.Dealing with noise disturbance at work.Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Episode 052: Can You Stop People Communicating Aggressively With You? https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/7852405Episode 040: Your Professional Image When You Work From Home: https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/6378784How to Look Good on Video Calls for Work: [LINK]Get Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Business Etiquette Tips for the Workplace: Dos and Don’ts for Job Success”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
Can you stop people communicating aggressively with you? This was a question I received from one of my video course students. You may have come across this situation yourself. Perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “how to deal with aggressive communicators” or “how to stop people communicating aggressively”. Dealing with people who communicate aggressively with you is challenging, especially if you’re coming from a passive style of communication. Rather than changing the other person’s communication style (which is near impossible), a better strategy is to use assertive communication to guide them to communicate with you the way you want.Assertive communication is the best style of communication to use in both your personal and business life. It helps you set boundaries and communicate more openly and honestly to people around you. When you master assertive communication, you feel more empowered and in control of your life, and you can stop those aggressive communicators!In this podcast episode, I answer the question, “Can you stop people communicating aggressively with you?”.You will learn:The 4 different styles of communicationWhat commonly happens with aggressive communicators.How to use assertive communication to “train” people to communicate with you the way you want.A common mistake people make by accepting bad communication.Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Episode 27: 5 Secrets to Having Difficult ConversationsEpisode 28: Why Do New Leaders Need to Be AssertiveEpisode 29: Use This Strategy to Delegate Assertively at WorkLearning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://w
A common question when people start to set boundaries is: what happens when you set boundaries? How will other people react? Will they become aggressive with you? How should I respond? All of these questions are normal when you start to set boundaries.There are two difficulties you’re up against when you set boundaries. First, you have to work up the courage to set boundaries with the other person. Second, you have to be prepared to protect those boundaries once you’ve set them. It’s the “protection” aspect I address in this podcast episode.Protecting your boundaries once you’ve set them is incredibly important. People will try to push your boundaries. They will try to get you to change your mind and do what they want you to do. As a leader, it’s very important that you are strong enough to protect your boundaries and not give in to other people’s pressure.Setting boundaries in your professional or personal life can be challenging, but not impossible. I hope this podcast episode will give you the confidence to protect your boundaries once you’ve set them.In this episode, you will learn:What commonly happens when you set boundaries.How other people are likely to respond when you set boundaries.3 most common types of push back when you set boundaries.A little about my experience setting boundaries and learning how to be assertive.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Episode 27: 5 Secrets to Having Difficult ConversationsEpisode 28: Why Do New Leaders Need to Be AssertiveLearning & Development Video Courses!Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “What Happens When You Start to Set Boundaries?”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How do you start a conversation at a networking event? This is a common question many emerging leaders and young professionals ask. Networking events can be intimidating. However, they are incredibly important for you to meet important decision makers in your industry which can lead to promotions or new client opportunities.Starting conversations with new people at networking events is an incredibly important skill for emerging leaders to have. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “how can I start a conversation at a networking event?”, or searched on Google for the “best conversation starters for networking events”, then this episode is for you!I delve into some practical tips and also reveal about my experience networking as both a professional when I worked at Deloitte and as a business owner when I started Executive Impressions in France. In this episode, you will learn about:How to start a conversation at a networking event (including conversation starter ideas).Top 3 questions to ask at a networking event.My experience with networking when I was working at Deloitte and as a business owner.How to make people feel comfortable when you’re talking with them.Connecting with new people.Introducing yourself at a networking event.Asking traditional questions, work-related questions, and even-related questions.Non-threatening or “safe” questions to ask when networking.This episode is packed full of insights and practical tips to help you make better connections, and advance your networking skill for your career or business.Send Me Your QuestionsIf you would like to submit your own question for a future Q&A episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video Course that I mentioned in this episode.Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!  Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event: Tips for Non-Awkward Conversations”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How to talk to anyone in business is the topic of this week’s podcast episode. Many young professionals, emerging leaders and introverts hold back from talking to new people in business. They don’t know how to start a conversation with somebody new. They don’t know what to say or what questions to ask.In business, it’s really important to develop relationships with people. If you can’t start conversations with new people then you won’t be able to develop relationships.  In order to develop new relationships in business, you need to know how to start conversations with people and start talking to anyone in business.In this podcast episode, I share with you five simple strategies to help you start talking with anyone in business, and with confidence!You will learn: How to start conversations at networking events, business functions, job interviews or when you’re sitting next to people on a plane.How to set your intention and the right intention.The importance of introducing yourself.How to start with a non-threatening question.Nonverbal cues to indicate interest and continue the conversation.How to rephrase and clarify what the other person has said.The tips I share with you in this episode have helped me connect with new people at networking events, some of whom have become clients.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.I hope you enjoy this episode!Send Me Your QuestionsThis episode is a Q&A Episode of The Leadership Pod where I answer a question somebody from my community has sent in. If you would like to submit your own question for a future episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success Video CourseLearning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Start Talking to Anyone in Business”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How can you make a soft voice sound confident? This is a question I commonly receive from emerging leaders. Many people have a soft voice. And this can prevent you from sounding confident and assertive in business. This is a situation that I’ve faced in my life, particularly in my early 20s. Since then I’ve learned how to incorporate communication strategies so that I sound more confident and assertive. In this episode, I delve into the question of “How can you make a soft voice sound confident” and provide a structured answer with actionable strategies you can implement. I also share a personal story of how I’ve had to overcome a soft voice in my life. You will learn about:A situation I faced on the phone when I was job searching.What is the the upswing, why it’s so bad, and how to combat it.Why using the other person’s name in conversation is so important, and how to do it.The limiting belief that is created by having a naturally loud voice.Two communication strategies to soften a loud voice.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more.Send Me Your QuestionsThis episode is a Q&A Episode of The Leadership Pod where I answer a question somebody from my community has sent in. If you would like to submit your own question for a future episode, please send an email to kara@executive-impressions.com. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:The Psychology of How First Impressions Are Formed: https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/4255280Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Q&A: How to Make a Soft Voice Sound Confident”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How do you define your leadership brand? How do you build a strong personal brand as a leader? These are crucial questions all aspiring leaders should ask themselves in 2021. The events of 2020 have made employment and business a lot more competitive. In times of great competition, everyone is vying for the best job or the higher paying client. If you want to succeed, you have to stand out. You have to be distinct from your competition in order to get noticed for promotions or client opportunities.This is where building your leadership brand becomes extremely important and why it’s something all emerging leaders should be looking at in 2021.In this podcast episode of The Leadership Pod, I share with you how to define your leadership brand (including a quick activity you can do), and how to communicate your leadership brand to the world.Including:How to define your leadership brand (personal brand for leaders).How to use LinkedIn to communicate your leadership brand.How to network and communicate your leadership brand.How to refine your external present to communicate the right leadership brand.This is a must-listen episode for all emerging leaders. It is packed full of many insights, tips and actionable strategies to help you make 2021 your year.Let’s get this started!Resources Mentioned in this Episode:How to Start Building a Strong Leadership Brand in 2020: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/003-how-to-start-building-a-strong-leadership-brand-in-2020/id1500219829?i=1000466475891How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 10-Minutes a Day: https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/5618338How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn in 20-Minutes a Day: https://www.buzzsprout.com/882046/5727547How to Craft a Great About Section for Your LinkedIn Profile: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/008-q-how-to-craft-expert-about-section-on-your-linkedin/id1500219829?i=1000470628245Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit! http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!  Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Build a Strong Leadership Brand in 2021. New Strategies!”.
What is the value you bring to your team or company? What is your value contribution to your organisation? This is something all emerging leaders need to be very clear on in order to create their leadership brand.Getting clear on the value you bring isn’t something we think about. Many of the coaching clients I work with don’t know how to answer the question, “What value do you bring your company?”.As you will learn in this podcast episode, when you’re clear on your value, you’re one step closer to creating your leadership brand - and you’re one step further away from the spiral of self-doubtThis podcast episode gives you the space and opportunity to explore the value that you bring.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more I hope you enjoy this episode!Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id150021982Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Get Clear on Your Value for a Strong 2021”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How to get your ideas across in meetings is a common question for emerging leaders. Many of my clients ask me, “How can I get people to listen to my ideas?” or “How can I get my point across in meetings?”.These are common obstacles all emerging leaders need to overcome. If you can relate to the above questions, I want you to know that you’re not alone.Getting your ideas across effectively and confidently in meetings is possible. However most people don’t succeed with this because they get their thoughts muddled or people interrupt them.In order to get your ideas across effectively in meetings, there are three things you need to remember: Get to the point quickly, Support your point with evidence, facts or an example, andInvite a discussion.In this podcast episode, I expand more on these three steps and share an example of a mid-level business woman who struggles to get her ideas across in meetings.Listen to this episode on the podcast platform of your choice: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Spotify, Google and more. I hope you enjoy this episode!Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills MasterclassBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for SuccessPowerful, Confident Body Language for WomenLeadership Presence 30 Day ChallengeGet Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know!Are you a fan of The Leadership Pod? Head over to Apple Podcasts and tell me how this podcast has helped you by leaving a review. And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to know when I release a new episode.What are you waiting for? Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on Social MediaLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kara_ronin/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/kararoninTikTok: @kararoninFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/execimpressions/I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Get Your Ideas Across in Meetings”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
How to sound smart and confident at work is an issue for many emerging leaders. You want your coworkers and boss to see you as intelligent and credible. You also want them to see you as a confident leader. Discovering how to sound smart and confident at work will absolutely help you achieve this.In my coaching sessions and workshops, I’ve helped many emerging leaders adapt their communication style so they can sound smart and confident at work. Many of these clients have struggled with issues such as getting their thoughts muddled during meetings or speaking fast because they’re nervous. These are very common issues however they don’t have to stop you from sounding smart or confident at work.In this podcast episode, I delve into five practical ideas on how you sound smart and confident at work.We will cover:Get to the point quickly.Use numbers for multiple talking points.Use simple vocabulary.Don’t disguise statements as questions.Pronounce your words correctly.In this episode, I share sentence examples and words that you can use to boost your communication and sound smart and confident at work.Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass: https://www.udemy.com/course/assertive-communication-skills-masterclass/?referralCode=91E0C72EBD36C4BC684BBusiness Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success: https://www.udemy.com/course/business-etiquette-101-social-skills-for-success/?referralCode=77FFA114311BAE37A80FPowerful, Confident Body Language for Women: https://www.udemy.com/course/powerful-confident-body-language-for-women/?referralCode=63CDC4560B006681FDA7Leadership Presence 30 Day Challenge: https://www.udemy.com/course/leadership-presence-30-day-challenge/?referralCode=44419390BDF19699A509Get Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/ and follow my hashtag #execimpressions https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/execimpressions/.I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Sound Smart and Confident at Work”.
What are the top soft skills you need in a post-pandemic world? This year has certainly caused a lot of disruption in the business world and in our professional lives. This disruption has led to the rise of certain soft skills that are becoming more important in the workplace.As an emerging leader, you need to be on top of the current soft skills that you need to survive and thrive in the world of work. Because of the change we’ve experienced this year, there are new soft skills that you need to be aware of.In this episode, I’ve identified the top five soft skills you need in a post-pandemic world. Identifying the soft skills you need is often the hardest part. I hope this episode will help steer you in the right directionIn Episode 43 of The Leadership Pod, “Top Soft Skills You Need in a Post-Pandemic World”, you’ll learn about:AdaptabilityLearning mindsetProblem solvingEmotional intelligenceCommunicationAfter listening to this episode, you will have a clearer picture on the soft skills you need to be relevant in the world of work as an emerging leader.Listen on the podcast platform of your choice (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, and now Audible)DISCOUNT COUPON FOR BUSINESS ETIQUETTE 101: SOCIAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS VIDEO COURSEIn this episode, I talked about my flagship video course, “Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success” where you can learn the people skills to build relationships in business as well as your professional image. Click here to find out more about this course and access the discount coupon.Discount Coupon Code is: BFPARTY-2020-2Discount Coupon Link is: https://www.udemy.com/course/business-etiquette-101-social-skills-for-success/?couponCode=BFPARTY-2020-2 (click this link to go straight to the discounted course).*Please note: this discount will expire on 19 December 2020.Learning & Development Video Courses!Assertive Communication Skills Masterclass: https://www.udemy.com/course/assertive-communication-skills-masterclass/?referralCode=91E0C72EBD36C4BC684BPowerful, Confident Body Language for Women: https://www.udemy.com/course/powerful-confident-body-language-for-women/?referralCode=63CDC4560B006681FDA7Leadership Presence 30 Day Challenge: https://www.udemy.com/course/leadership-presence-30-day-challenge/?referralCode=44419390BDF19699A509Get Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit!Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkitLove the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829Follow me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/ and following my hashtag #execimpressions https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/execimpressions/.I hope you enjoyed this episode on “Top Soft Skills You Need in a Post-Pandemic World”.Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!
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