03/30/20 Session

This week’s topic is “Getting into Open Conversations is how we uncover hidden opportunities.

We discussed ideas of how to get into these conversations with the right people. It’s not easy to do, but can be done if you keep working on it.

I often share, it is a numbers game. The more people you contact and talk with, the more people you can get permission to discuss your career (or business goals), and the more people you can ask this question; “Who do you think I should talk with next?”, the greater the opportunity you can find the right person, in the right role, in the right company who may have an idea of the coolest job ever for you.

What are you doing to get into open conversations today?
What could you be doing differently?

The interview question of the week is “According to your definition of success, how successful have you been so far?

Some interviewers will make the answer all about themselves.
Some will answer the question specifically in regards to their last employer.

I recommend you briefly speak to your personal success and your last employer’s success in regards to your work with them.

Then speak to your ability to look at situations you are working in to discover the best way to use the resources, (time, people, processes, systems, and tools) available to you in order to create success.

Maybe share how you look at success at both a Micro level & Macro level, if you, in fact, do look at stepping stone progress as success.

Then turn the question around to them and ask how they measure success in the department and for the teammates.

You can listen to this week’s conversation here – https://youtu.be/5xwQ_IbiU6k

Here are the session notes:

Up Front Contract8:00 AM EST – 9:30 AM EST

Discussion point: Getting into Open Conversations is how we uncover hidden opportunities.

Interview question of the week: According to your definition of success, how successful have you been so far?Read PAR Statement Article

What are you doing this week to move your self forward: Asked each attendee (& yourself) to share what they are doing.

Weekly Challenge: Push yourself to find the right people to talk with, and practice asking Open-ended Questions that gets the other person to share more.

Watch these videos:

How to Ask Better Questions | Mike Vaughan | TEDxMileHigh

The Art Of Asking Questions | Dan Moulthrop | TEDxSHHS

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.