Lillian D. Bjorseth — Her audiences and clients call
Lillian D. Bjorseth: Articulate, Awesome, Content-Driven, Insightful,
Persuasive, Powerful, Practical. Now, you can spend time with this
dynamic woman and share her vast knowledge of people skills and
Lillian combines her Fortune 100 and entrepreneurial career to
help you build a new kind of wealth — social capital. In her inimitable
way, she helps you develop your networking and communication skills to
take you to a new level of business and career success and, very likely,
more financial capital.
Lillian's a top graduate of the University of Missouri School
of Journalism She spent her corporate career in public relations and
communications before starting Duoforce Enterprises in 1990. She is
author of Breakthrough Networking: Building Relationships That Last, 52
Ways To Break The Ice & Target Your Market, and the Nothing Happens
Until We Communicate CD and workbook series. She's a contributing author
to Masters of Networking and a co-presenter of the Marketing Boot Camp
The Chicago Tribune calls her a networking expert and the
Association Forum of Chicagoland calls her the business networking
authority. She was among the first in the world to earn a certified
DiSC® trainer designation from Inscape Publishing.
A founding member of the Relationship Networking Industry
Association, Lillian is also a member of the National Speakers
Association and the Naperville, IL Area Chamber of Commerce. She's
co-founder of the highly successful Great Chicago Networking
Extravaganza and is interviewed frequently in the media.
Lillian's listed in more than a dozen Who's Who and was recently named one of the Great Women of the 21st Century.
Building a Professional Image (What you say before you speak )
The success of any personal encounter in the business world begins the second someone lays eyes on you, often long before either of you says a word. A professional image - appearance and behavior - helps start the experience in the right vein since people decide 10 things about you within 10 seconds of seeing you. Learn the art of impression management, equally applicable to men and women, so you know how to determine what impress..
Building relationships is your key to controlling your career, your business and your destiny from your first job until you retire. You have one thing in common whether you are self-employed or work for someone else: People like to do business with and hire people they know and trust or people referred to them by people they know and trust. To be “the” one to get the sale or the job, you need to create, develop and maintain relationships with the right people to build social capital. Just knowin..
To achieve maximum results from your networking efforts, you need to target your market and set goals. This can be a daunting task without proper guidance and, therefore, many people never do it. They lack the advantage that this vital tool can give them in their business and career success. This course will help you complete your personal relationship-building plan and help guarantee that the networking process works for you. Further, keep this plan handy so you can continue to refine it as you..
Your initial words in any face-to-face networking interchange are so important that you need to craft them so they inspire, inform and intrigue others enough that they want to know more about you. This course leads you through the process of creating your Verbal Business Card, the front end of your elevator pitch, which also serves as the basis of your top-of-the-mind positioning statement, a must for every business person. It also gives you vital delivery tips that lead you into meaningful conv..
You can do your homework, yet nothing can simulate actually working an event. This is when reality hits, and you have the face-to-face opportunity to build or strengthen relationships that will help increase your sales or get you the job or promotion you want … or to miss the chance because you don’t know networking etiquette or didn’t engage in meaningful conversations that made you memorable. There’s so much more to working an event than just showing up. This course details what to do from sta..
You did your before-the-event preparation. You worked the event with ease, and now you have a handful of business cards. What do you next? You follow up, of course! You’ll learn how … from the importance of collecting and recording information on business cards for populating your database to follow-up methods from email, handwritten notes, e-zines or newsletters to the time-proven telephone calls, business meals and referrals. You’ll also learn how to recognize and respond online and on the tel..
Certificate and Continuing Professional Education Courses
All courses are online and self-paced.
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The courses have a linear design. You start and go straight through with occasional stops to check your progress.
There will be evaluations of progress and comprehension throughout the course with a final exam.