2013-01-19 Sharon Burton presents "Career Makeover Workshop"

From January 19, 2013 8:30 am until January 19, 2013 12:30 pm
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[NOTE: Due to Jack Molisani becoming ill, Sharon Burton has kindly volunteered to present this topic.]

Do you feel like the captain of your career? Or more like slave labor working for minimum wages?

Join us on Saturday morning, January 19th as Sharon Burton facilitates a hands-on workshop on how to advance your careerand your compensation!


Part I: Career Advancement Through Personal Branding:

"I recently went to a conference where attendees' name tags included the phrase, 'Ask me about… [then the answer attendees provided when registering].'  While the intent was to give attendees a way to break the ice when networking, I realized the whole concept of personal branding could be summarized by that simple statement, 'Ask me about…'

  • How is technical communication viewed in your organization?  Does your boss's boss think of your department as a core part of the development team, or a burdensome commodity to be acquired at the lowest possible price given an acceptable level of quality?
  • What are you doing to promote your corporate value and advance your career?
  • What should people ask you about…?

Part II: Honing Your Workplace Negotiation Skills:

We all negotiating for what we want, whether deciding which movie to see with a friend, managing the scope of a project, or asking for a raise.

In Part II of our career workshop, Sharon will facilitate a hands-on negotiation workshop. Topics will include:

  • How to prepare for a pending negotiation
  • How to set the stage for success
  • How to get what you really want
  • And more-

Want to increase your standard of living?  Don't miss our January meeting!


About the Speaker:

Sharon Burton is a nationally recognized expert, public speaker, and instructor in the field of business and technical communication. With 20 years of experience in the field, she has consulted with companies large and small, such as Pitney Bowes, Royal, and Hewlett Packard, to improve their product documentation and documentation workflow. Most recently, she is using her experience in helping companies develop excellent webinar series.
Sharon has received numerous honors for her work, including the distinction of Associate Fellow by the Society for Technical Communication. She was recently identified as the 18th most influential person in the world on the topics of technical communication and content strategy by Mindtouch, Inc.
Sharon is a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology and an adjunct professor at the University of California, Riverside, teaching technical communications to engineering majors and post-graduates. A sometimes newspaper columnist and essayist, her articles on life in Southern California have appeared in such periodicals as the Los Angeles Times, the Inland Empire Weekly and the Inland Valley Voice newspapers.
She can be reached at sharon at sharonburton.com

Schedule (presentation times may very slightly):

8:30-9:15: Breakfast, business meeting
9:20-10:15: Career Advancement Through Personal Branding
10:20-12:20: A fun and productive hands-on honing your workplace negotiation skills workshop
12:20-12:30: Door prizes and closing

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