Monday, October 29, 2012

Article of Interest: Growing Beyond

In a recent report, Growing Beyond: how high performers are competing for growth in difficult times, Ernst & Young's United Kingdom's operation analyzes the ways in which high-performing companies are responding to the new economic landscape.

Further, it shows that leading companies are striving to grow beyond traditional boundaries by expanding into new markets, promoting innovation in products and services, and nurturing new talent.

Learn more here.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Event of Interest: 100 Black Men of Chicago and the Women Presidents' Organization

100 Black Men of Chicago and the Women Presidents' Organization 
Honoring Women of Color
Sponsored by PNC and IBM

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Mid-America Club, Chicago
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Private affair - members and special guests only.  

We are excited about honoring WPO Chicago members and many other influential women.  See you there.

For more information, please contact:  Laurel Delaney (773-381-1700).

Monday, October 15, 2012

Article of Interest: Presentations That Matter

Who hasn't put together what they thought was a killer presentation in their professional lifetime only to find out later on -- during the presentation -- that the audience has a glazed-over look in their eyes, some even falling asleep?

Fear no more.  One of my favorite presentation experts, Nancy Duarte, in the following article provides two big ideas on how to make the audience the stars of your presentation and deliver a presentation that matters.

Create a Presentation Your Audience Will Care About
About Nancy Duarte:  She is the author of the all-new edition of the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, as well as two award-winning books on the art of presenting, Slide:ology and Resonate. Her team at Duarte, Inc., has created more than a quarter of a million presentations for its clients and teaches public and corporate workshops on presenting. Follow Duarte on Twitter: @nancyduarte.
Illustration credit:  Nancy Duarte, Harvard Business Review

Monday, October 08, 2012

Article of Interest: 10 Secrets to Managing a Successful Blog

As featured in the October 2012 edition of the Women Presidents' Organization newsletter.

How to Grow a Niche-Market Blog Into the Hottest Property on the Planet

Illustration credit:  ©Global TradeSource, Ltd., The Global Small Business Blog

Full disclosure:  Laurel Delaney is the creator and publisher of The Global Small Business Blog

Monday, October 01, 2012

Organization of Interest: Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

With the presidential election right around the corner, we've called on Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to help us better understand the policy impact and policy priorities each of the candidates will have on small business owners, if elected.

That said, at our October WPO Chicago meeting, we will have Ann Sullivan who heads up WIPP's government relationships in DC present a nonpartisan comparison of our presidential candidates.

In preparation, we will read the Economic Blueprint for the 112th Congress.  Please click here to access it.
The Economic Blueprint's strength is evident by its support from the women's business community and many business associations. Through the Blueprint we have a voice, and through the Blueprint, Congress and the Administration are able to clearly understand the economic principles important to small business growth.
 To get involved with WIPP, go here.

Illustration credit:  WIPP

Posted by:  Women Presidents' Organization Chicago