Posts Tagged ‘Professional Development’

Adding Social Media Activity to your Website: Monday Productivity Pointers

Published by | Monday, December 16th, 2013

Add social activity to your website

Explore Monday Productivity Pointers at lynda.com.


Your website is the first place potential customers will visit to find out more about you, so it’s important to keep your site active, current, and consistently updated—establishing your professional persona in the best possible light.

In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you how to publish a Twitter feed to your website; using a WordPress blog as my example. I’ll also show you how to embed a Google calendar into your site so it’s clear to potential clients that you’re an active professional.

Tell us about your career—what motivates you?

Published by | Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I’m particularly excited to help you take the next step in your journey to becoming invaluable to your industry in 2012. Once you’ve determined your passion, skills, and most valuable activities, the logical next step is to apply this knowledge to develop your business savvy.

Since the release of our first course, Invaluable: Unlocking Your Abilities, I’ve been inspired by the feedback we’ve received. It makes my day when I hear about ways that we’ve helped you succeed!

Our lynda.com courses are a massive team effort and we’re constantly refining the message in order to deliver what we believe is the best possible learning experience.

In order to make our courses the best they can be, and to serve you better as individuals, I’d like to hear from you. I’d appreciate anything you have to offer. To give you some ideas, here are some questions I’d love to get your thoughts on as you go about unlocking your abilities and developing your savvy:

  1. What are the biggest challenges in your career right now?
  2. What do you love about your current job? What do you hate about it?
  3. What motivates you at work every day?
  4. How entrepreneurial are you? Are you considering breaking out on your own?
  5. What keeps you awake at night about your work?
  6. What would you like to change about your professional future?

I’ll be monitoring this blog post and replying directly to your comments, so please, be as specific as you’re willing to be. I look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in more?
• The full Invaluable: Developing Your Business Savvy course
All business courses on lynda.com

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Time Management Fundamentals
Creating an Effective Resume
Project Management Fundamentals
Invaluable: Unlocking Your Abilities

Becoming an invaluable asset: new five-part professional development series

Published by | Thursday, January 12th, 2012

We’re excited to kick off a five-part professional development series this week designed to help you cultivate the traits of an invaluable professional. With the help of author and business coach Dave Crenshaw, we built the series around five tangible goals: developing your abilities, becoming a student of your profession, focusing on the activities that bring high value to your company, improving your professional networking, and positioning yourself as a leading expert. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a new hire, this series is designed to help you unearth your full potential to contribute, innovate, and add value to your organization—right away and in the future.

The first segment of Dave Crenshaw’s Invaluable series, Invaluable: Unlocking Your Abilities, focuses on putting together a personal action plan that allows you to harness your natural talents, match your job responsibilities to those talents, and assess your performance. With an overarching focus on self-improvement, Dave shows how to develop yourself so that you can provide genuine and ongoing value to your organization.

Why not make 2012 the year you become the asset your organization can’t live without? Leave us a comment and let us know your aspirations for the coming year.


For more on Dave Crenshaw’s 
Invaluable series, watch out for these four upcoming installments:

February: Invaluable: Developing Your Business Savvy
March:
Invaluable: Making Yourself Irreplaceable
April: Invaluable: Building Professional Connections
May: Invaluable: Becoming a Leading Authority

 

 

Interested in more?
• The full Invaluable: Unlocking Your Abilities course on lynda.com
• All business courses on lynda.com
• All courses from Dave Crenshaw on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:
Creating an Effective Résumé
Effective Meetings
Time Management Fundamentals
LinkedIn Essential Training