If you’ve been meaning to register, don’t delay. Registration couldn’t be easier (just click on the image above). The morning with the one and only Josh Birkholz promises to be incredible!
Hope to see you there 🙂
One of my colleagues sent me a note yesterday to share the news that Josh Birkholz received the APRA Visionary award at the international conference going on now in New Orleans, LA.
You are indeed a true visionary leader in our profession, Josh and our chapter extends our warmest congratulations. We applaud your career accomplishments, those yet to come, and reflect with appreciation how grateful we are to witness the pivotal industry shift you are helping to shape.
Just a little tip, the number of photo-headshot appointments and resume-review appointment time slots at our Winter Workshop is limited. This phenomenal little extra is a super individual service to help give your professional brand a jump start. Please don’t forget to select either (or both) appointment types when completing your online registration!
We’ve been getting a few questions about how to register if you’re not a member and the registration cost for nonmembers. The answer is to join online first then register. APRA-GH annual membership is still only $35 per year and it’s the best value around.
Please share the Winter Workshop info with your colleagues or associates who might be interested!
Imagine this conversation, if you will.
A development officer stops by my office for a moment to say hello. While he or she is there, they say something like, “Diane, what do you exactly do?”
Feeling self conscious, and assuming that this person doesn’t really want an in-depth explanation, I laugh and reply “Oh, I just crunch numbers.”
The development officer leaves without the answer to their question and I just did myself and my organization an incredible disservice.
True confession: I’m not in touch with my personal brand.
And I’m not alone. We mistakenly think that branding is for consultants. Or marketing people. Or job seekers. Everyone else but us.
Sadly, that’s just not true. When we neglect to identify our specific talents and the way that we apply our talents to contribute to our organizations’ successes, we undermine our profession, our jobs and our own professional reputations.
It is time to speak the truth. Not boastfully, but with matter-of-fact sincerity. Even enthusiasm.
If you can relate to my story, you’ll want to join us for APRA-Greater Houston’s winter workshop where we’ll be spending the day discussing professional branding, networking and our presentation/image. Registration will be opening this week. Hope to see you there!