Webinar Series

The Office of Alumni Engagement is developing a series of webinars on timely topics, led by alumni experts.

If you have an expertise you'd like to share with alumni through a webinar, contact Robin Warde, director of alumni engagement.

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Career Webinar Series: Your On-the Job Writing Toolbox

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. April 5

Surveys (and your own experience) routinely demonstrate that the two things managers want most in their people are good communication skills and critical thinking. Good writing makes good business sense. It signifies more than your ability to remember high school English; professionals who pay attention to how they construct written language tend to pay a lot more attention to how they conduct other parts of their professional lives.

If you don't think writing - a visible manifestation of who you are and what you think - is important, it's likely you think lots of other (important) things also aren't important. The good news is that writing is a skill that can be learned and sharpened.

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This session provides you with the basics to make poor writers better and good writers excellent.

Stanley Baran, Ph.D. is a long-time academic and author who has taught writing to students and professionals for four decades.



Career Webinar Series: A Crash Course in Public Speaking

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

Surveys (and your own experience) routinely demonstrate that the two things managers want most in their people are good communication skills and critical thinking. Specifically to the issue of public speaking, research by Hart Research Associates shows that 89 percent of employers want more emphasis placed on oral communication in colleges. If you can present yourself and your ideas in an intelligible and professional manner, you are more likely than those who cannot to experience continued career growth. It doesn't matter what you have in your head or heart, if you can't communicate it, it does you little good.

This crash course offers 20 easy-to-apply tips on how to become a better public speaker and as a result, a better professional.

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Susan Baran, after a long career in front of and behind the television camera, earned her Master's Degree from Norwich University and then turned her well-honed communication talents to teaching media and public speaking at Bryant.



Career Webinar Series: Nice to Meet You. Now What?

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17

OK, you finally got the courage up to attend a networking event and you came home with a bunch of business cards.

So what happens next?

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Well, if you're waiting for the phone to ring you had better think again. Meeting people is a great first step but the secret is in the follow-up.

Join us as we learn how to make the best of networking. In this presentation you will:

• Learn the importance of follow-up
• Learn the reasons why so many people don't follow-up
• Identify your follow-up style and how it affects you and others you interact with

Ed Drozda, The Small Business Doctor strives to improve the integrity and success of small business through the application of powerful diagnostic skills, deeply-honed intuition and fearless questioning. Whether you are contemplating starting a business, new in business or in a mature business with unresolved challenges, Ed is here to help you achieve the goals you seek.



  

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