Attending a professional conference is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience, filled with opportunities for learning, networking and professional growth. However, the momentum gained at these events can quickly fade if you don’t act upon it soon. To truly leverage the potential of conference connections and insights, it’s important to have a strategic post-conference action plan. Here are five actionable steps that business professionals can take to build their brands and businesses after attending a conference.

If you’re a lawyer looking to stand out and grow your practice, here’s a strategy worth considering: becoming an adjunct professor or guest lecturer. This path isn’t just about adding a title to your resume; it’s about deeply enriching your professional credentials, elevating your personal brand, building connections with the community and opening doors to new opportunities. Here’s why venturing into academia could be a smart move for your legal career and how to do it.

For lawyers, the pursuit for new clients and work opportunities often leads to leveraging one’s personal network. However, raising the subject of work with friends and within their social circles requires a delicate balance. The challenge lies in being persuasive without crossing the line into being overly salesy—a distinction that can make or break both professional opportunities and personal relationships. Here’s a guide on how to navigate these conversations with tact, grace and effectiveness.

Cultivating a strong reputation and expanding your practice is so important for your success, especially in a field crowded with professionals who offer similar services. Standing out in such a competitive environment requires not just expertise, but a distinguishable presence that resonates with clients, prospects and others.

However, not everyone is comfortable with or inclined towards personal branding and being in the spotlight. If you fall into this category, that’s okay!

You can still elevate your professional standing and develop business through alternative, yet equally powerful, strategies. Here’s how.

Valentine’s Day often emphasizes romantic connections, which might seem exclusive to those in relationships, potentially overlooking the significance of being single. However, this day also offers an great opportunity for everyone, especially single people, to focus on self-love and personal fulfillment. If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is not about missing out; it’s an opportunity to practice self-care and appreciate your own company in meaningful ways. Here’s how to make Valentine’s Day a celebration of self-care, self-appreciation and self-love.

In the world of business and personal branding, the notion that “you have to spend money to make money” is a common adage. However, my experience has taught me something important: providing value for free can yield returns far beyond the initial investment. This post will explore the power of free offerings and provide actionable advice on how to leverage these opportunities to benefit your career.

Some women can be really hard on each other in the workplace doing things such as backstabbing, gossiping, purposely excluding someone from a meeting, taking credit for someone’s work or helping to push someone out of a job. 

Maybe you’ve experienced some of these behaviors by another woman at work. I’m really sorry if that’s the case, but please know that you aren’t alone.

I call this the dark side of working with women.

Remote work has become much more the norm today, and for those employees who are not going into the office regularly – or at all, it’s crucial not to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category.

Falling into the “out of sight, out of mind” category as a remote worker can be detrimental to your career progression. This is because visibility in the workplace often correlates with opportunities for mentorship, recognition and advancement. Being physically absent from the office may inadvertently lead to being overlooked for promotions, challenging projects or professional development opportunities. Here’s how to overcome this.

In business, your success hinges not just on your expertise or the quality of your services, but significantly on the relationships you cultivate. The old adage “people want to do business with those they know, like and trust” holds more truth than ever in today’s interconnected world. But what does this mean for you, a professional wanting to stand out from your peers and competitors?