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Mondays with Diane
What You’re Doing Wrong In Meetings
Every meeting (even that boring, internal, “useless-feeling” one) is an opportunity to present yourself in your best light. Diane Paddison shares some of the most common mistakes made in meetings, and how to avoid them.
Leave a Legacy of Influence
This week, we spoke with Jennie Mitchell of Speak Up Communication to learn her tips for amping up communication with others and how she personally learned the importance of facing life’s roadblocks head-on.
Make Your Next Career Move
As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!
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Featured Company: Today’s Christian Woman
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Today’s Christian Woman produces a magazine and web content for Christian women on faith, family, marriage, relationships, parenting, careers, and more.
Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman – Carol Stream, IL
Job #2: Marketing and Events Coordinator
Children’s Cancer Fund – Dallas, TX
Children’s Cancer Fund (CCF) is seeking a full-time employee to serve as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. The job description includes event planning, marketing, public relations, social media and office management.
Job #3: Marketing Specialist
CBRE – St. Louis, MO
Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.
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- The Downside to Being Super Efficient at Work – Laura Vanderkam with Fast Company investigates why those of us who are highly efficient workers seem to constantly get passed over when it comes to promotions.
- Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Who Else Is Not Having Sex – Kate Shellnutt with Christianity Today discusses how the public face of abstinence is changing.
- How to Comfort a Grieving Friend – Margot Starbuck writes on Today’s Christian Woman about how to remove the fear of “saying something stupid” when trying to console grieving friends and just being there for them when they need it most.
ALARMING MEETING TRENDS: Minda Zetlin writes on Inc. and shares six emerging meeting trends that could spell disaster.
WRONG LINKEDIN MOVE: Steve Tobak writes on Entrepreneur about the one thing you might be doing wrong on LinkedIn.
WOMEN ON THE BOARD = BETTER COMPANY PERFORMANCE: Sean Farrell with The Guardian analyzes why companies with female board members tend to perform better.
HOW CHRISTIANS SHOULD RESPOND TO SHOOTERS: Rev. Rob Schenck writes on Time about how he believes Christians should respond in the wake of a shooting like what occurred at Umqua Community College.
24/7 WORK DAY = FEMALES’ NEMESIS: Betsy Meyers with Fortune urges companies to take a look at their office culture to see how it’s affecting everyone, especially women.
4word: Local Group Events
Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!
- Portland – October Meet Up – October 13 @ 4:30PM
- Austin – Launch event – October 14 @ 6:00PM
- Denver – October Speaker Breakfast – October 15 @ 7:15AM
- Tulsa – October Lunch Discussion – October 20 @ noon
- Portland – October Speaker Series – October 21 @ 6:00PM
- Columbus – Fall Panel Discussion – October 22 @ 4:30PM
- Dallas – 4word: Member Insider Career Panel – October 22 @ 6:30PM
For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.
Video of the Week
T.J. Maxx asked women who the most remarkable women in their lives were, and then asked them if they could praise themselves the same way they’d just praised others. Their response is eye-opening.
A Pinterest Find
Take a look at the five fall “superfoods” you should be including in your diet and how to eat them!
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