Jun 19, 2017
The day ran me, rather than the other way around.
This is how I used to live my life, when I’d tear into work like a bat out of hell and without stopping to take a breath or have a sense of presence, I’d plunge straight into the dozens of emails I’d invariably gotten since 9pm the previous night. Then I’d work (in a super stressed out way, thinking everything was urgent) straight through til the second I had to leave, when I’d race to the next thing.
Years later, I’m still dealing with the chronic pain those old
pesky habits (and many others) have left me with.
Which is why I’m VERY eager to share this week’s Career Passport episode with you, “Your Presence Can Open Career Doors”
We have Minna Taylor, CEO and Founder of Energize Your Voice, on the show today to talk about how presence – both vocal and physical – can really open doors for your career and your life.
We’re talking about all types of professional contexts where presence – or a lack of it – can be the very thing holding you back. And we’re giving you tools to start making some quick fixes now. You can grab the tool we created for this show here, which has scripts and checklists for the scenarios we mention in the episode.
On the show, we’re talking about:
This episode is a must-listen for anyone who:
0:43 Introduction to Minna Taylor
1:30 How she got to be doing presence work
3:50 Why is having a strong presence so important for your career?
7:50 Bringing these unconscious behaviors to the conscious level
9:50 How do you handle the “What do you do?” question when you’re between jobs or don’t like what you’re doing?
13:55 How do you own the interview process using vocal and presence techniques?
16:50 Using storytelling as a tool
17:50 How to come up with interview questions to ask your interviewer through curiosity and presence?
18:57 Other work situations –conflict resolution and meetings
27:00 Long-term ramifications of NOT having presence
27:50 Minna’s Go-To Resources and tools
30:20 Minna’s Workshops & Offerings for Personal Goals and For Companies
Improv Classes in NYC:
The Magnet- if you want community and lower stakes
UCB: More rigorous
How to Find Minna: