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Self-talk Yourself Into Success

One of the best ways to handle a stressful situation, like a presentation, an interview, or meeting with a client, is using self-talk, believes renowned psychologist Ethan Kross. And not just any self-talk, but the correct self-talk, addressed in the third person, as if talking to a friend.

Many of us practice mantras, like “I am strong”, or “I can do it”, which is using the first person. These types of mantras are not as effective as a conversation with ourselves in the third person, or self-distancing. Kross’ research contends that people are better at dealing with others’ problems than with their own. Self-distancing can bring clarity in thinking about conflicts and concerns in various social and business situations.

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Here is an example of a beneficial self-talk I have with myself on the eve of giving my career seminar.

“Larysa, what are you nervous about? It’s not the first seminar you’ve delivered. I know you like helping people, but take it slow and stay calm. Even if it doesn’t go perfectly, it won’t be the end of the world. You’re capable, intelligent, and accomplished. Just do your best and let the chips fall. Chill, Larysa”

Why is this type of self-talk the most helpful?

First I create distance by addressing myself by name, as if I were a friend.

I remind myself of my purpose – I like helping people, I like to serve. Then I tell myself to be calm.

And thirdly, I take away anxiety from the situation with a few self-affirmations. I have what it takes to deliver a great seminar and will not be upset if the seminar does not go the way I intended. Everything will be ok.

“Inner talk is one of the most effective, least-utilized tools available to master the psyche and foster life success”, says Kross.

I encourage you to write down a self-talk conversation you want to have with yourself in preparation for an important event. Make a small card with the self-talk on it, carry it with you and practice it as often as possible. Your stress level is guaranteed to go down and your success – all the way up!

 

Larysa Grant

Career and Business Coach and Strategist

www.IntelligenceConnect.ca

 

Inspired by an article about Kross’ research in Psychology Today

Volunteers needed for the Eurasia Construction Conference, Dec. 1

Dear Volunteers,

We are looking for help with Eurasia Construction conference on December 1st at MTCC and inviting you to join us for the pre-event set-up and the conference day on December 1st . We need your help very much!

 

We are looking for the following help:

  • General help with the set-up of the registration table,  delegate materials, post-event tear-down and clean-up
  • Roles needed: 1 presentation assistant (at laptop),  1 Q&A assistant, 1 general event assistant + all these volunteers will assist with the set-up and tear-down

 

Event details

December 1st,  2015

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, room 205 D, 255 Front Street West, Toronto ON M5V 2X3

Commitment: 8 am – 7 pm: start at the office (loading) or meet at MTCC, preparation of the room, event, post-event set-up and move-out to the office.

Dress code: business (no jeans or sweaters please)

Program:

8.00 am – meet at the office, load-up to the car and travel to MTCC (for those who is available)

9.00 am – start of set-up (registration table, flags, stage, banners, etc.)

12.00 pm – registration begins

12.45 pm –  conference starts

4.30 pm – Wine & cheese networking

6.00 – 7.00 pm – Clean-up and packing, move-out to the office.

Info about the event:

www.cerbaconstruction.com

Please let me know as soon as possible, if you are available and interested.

Thank you very much in advance and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Best regards,

Julia Tikhomirova, CMP

Deputy Regional Director
Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association
Toronto Chapter

Tel: +1 (416) 862-3527

Cell: + 1 (647) 648-3023

 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5X 1G5

julia@cerbanet.org

www.cerbanet.org

Communications Coordinator, volunteer or intern

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Intelligence Connect helps people be fulfilled in their ideal careers. Learn more about us at www.IntelConnectEvents.com

The Communications Coordinator will possess clear understanding of team responsibilities and will be writing and editing content, developing and executing communications via social media and blogging, assist in event planning, meet deadlines requiring little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

–       Prepare and edit event content including invites and confirmations

–       Write content for company the website and the Career Expo website

–       Research and write content for the company’s blog

–       Research social media to reach out the company’s audience

–       Follow the marketing social media plan

–       Research and choose images for blog posts and other content

–       Promote communications and events on social media

–       Build and maintain a contact database

–       Serve as liaison on event-related matters

–       Contribute marketing and promotions ideas

–       Collaborate with the marketing team to promote events

–       Ensure that all initiatives support the company brand

–       Assisting with planning and coordinating the company’s events – seminars, the annual expo, and networking events

–       Provide additional assistance when needed

 

Experience & Education

 

  •  Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English including writing, proofreading, editing.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, email, researching, and social media.

·         Ability to think strategically and present creative solutions.

·         Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Excellent project management, time management, and presentation skills

·         Self-motivated and comfortable taking the initiative.

·         University or college degree/diploma in English, Communications, Marketing or a related field.

·         Knowledge of Human Resources, Psychology or Management is a strong asset.

.         Nice to have – design software (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign).

 

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume at Larysa@IntelConnectEvents.com.

To be considered, all resumes must be submitted in Word format.

 

The right person can transform a business. If you’re not right for this role, but you know someone who is, please pass on this information to help them achieve their next career success!

 

Events Coordinator, volunteer or intern

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Intelligence Connect helps people be fulfilled in their ideal careers. Learn more about us at www.IntelligenceConnect.ca

The Events Coordinator will possess a clear understanding of the project objectives and responsibilities, must have a passion in organizing and producing events, anticipate project needs, prioritize work accordingly, meet deadlines requiring little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

–       Assisting with planning and coordinating the company’s events – seminars, the annual expo, and networking events

–       Gather information on each project to achieve quality events

–       Create and maintain good rapports with clients, speakers, vendors, and colleagues

–       Assist with event marketing logistics including but not limited to sponsorship negotiation and management, venue management, content and speaker management, food and beverage management, AV and booth management, giveaways ordering and management, leads management and ancillary event management

–       Prepare nametags and other materials such as packages, gift bags, registration lists, etc.

–       Process event leads through the internal system

–       Help schedule and take notes during all event management meetings

–       Assist in budget and invoice closure and post-event surveys for all events

–       Prepare and modify event contracts as needed

–       Keep track of event finances.

–       Serve as liaison on event-related matters

–       Contribute to new ideas in order to improve the events

–       Collaborate with the marketing team to promote events.

–       Ensure that all initiatives support the company brand

–       Provide additional assistance when needed

 

Experience & Education

 

  •  Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English including writing, proofreading, editing.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and high degree of professionalism

  •   Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, email and researching.
  •  Ability to think strategically and present creative solutions.
  •  Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  •  Excellent project management and time management skills.
  •  Self-motivated and comfortable taking the initiative.
  •  University or college degree/diploma in Event Planning, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
  •  1-2 years of event management experience. Experience with expos is an asset.
  •  Knowledge of Human Resources, Psychology or Management is a strong asset.

.         Nice to have – design software (Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or InDesign).

 

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume at Larysa@IntelConnectEvents.com.

To be considered, all resumes must be submitted in Word format.

 

The right person can transform a business. If you’re not right for this role, but you know someone who is, please pass on this information to help them achieve their next career success!

 

Summer Social Evening

Join us in our fun networking event, where you will have the opportunity to meet professionals and entrepreneurs with whom you will share thoughts, experiences, anecdotes, advices and even exchange business cards.

Whether you’re a job seeker or just feel the need to hang around and give a couple of ideas that can be brilliant for others to achieve their goals, this is your opportunity! The main goal is that we all leave with the satisfaction of having shared or learned something.

Make sure you bring your best smile! Also remember to bring your business card to share with others.

An idea to consider: When you speak with your fellow-networkers. Be open to each other’s strategies in job search. Listen to what that person has already undertaken and suggest your ideas by asking, “Have you thought of…?”, “Have you approached … company?”, “Would you be interested in …?”, etc. They will appreciate a fresh point of view!

We will keep you busy: Upon arrival you will be offered a slip with a few questions to ask attendees.Those who collect the most responses will receive a prize from our sponsor. Having a task at hand makes approaching a stranger much easier!

Reservation is under Denis Vargas

Registration is Mandatory. Please click here 

Jack Astor’s, 144 Front St W Toronto ON

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014, 6:00pm  – 8:00pm

See you there!


Intelligence Connect Events (ICE) Team

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