Category: Visionistas


Shift the Conversation: From Pitching to Presenting A Growth Opportunity

June 17th, 2014 — 12:45pm
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  Today I'm sharing another edition in the series of posts based on the 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW back in February. At the 7x7 I had seven up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs pose a question to seven experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. Now spreading the wisdom by sharing the seven questions asked and the mentors answers. Today’s question focuses on the decisions entrepreneurs face when they need to take their company to the next level. Pamela Kalmus ... keep reading...

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The Difference Between Between Pushy and Tenacious – How to Make The Ask

May 13th, 2014 — 12:44pm
Social Media Week

I am doing a series of posts based on the 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW 2014.  I gathered seven up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs to pose a question to seven experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. Over the next few weeks I will share the seven questions asked and the mentors answers. Today’s question focuses on how to get better at promoting yourself and your business without being “pushy”. Question #3 Putting Yourself Forward Amy Schoenberger specializes in ... keep reading...

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What Leadership Capabilities Should I Focus On In My 20s -Part 2

April 22nd, 2014 — 12:20pm
Social Media Week

I am doing a series of posts based on the 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW in February. For this session I had seven up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs pose a question to seven experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. Over the next few weeks I will share the seven questions asked and the mentors answers. Here is Part 2 of Molly’s question on what skills you need to focus on in your twenties to help you ... keep reading...

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Treat Your Job As If It Was Your Own Company

March 5th, 2014 — 1:55pm
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Today some perspective from the mentors at one of my 7x7 Mentoring Salons. The topic was staring up and staring over...when you have an idea, a passion project...at what point do you quit your job to pursue it full time and how do you know you are up for it?   If you're giving a 120% to what you're doing, then you can run your own company. Whatever job I was in, I was always giving 120%. And ... keep reading...

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Mentor Monday: 7×7 Alum Shares Advice on Selling A Business

May 13th, 2013 — 12:26pm

A few weeks ago Bernstein Global Wealth Management sponsored a 7x7 Mentoring Salon on entrepreneurship. With host Jeyran Ghara, a financial advisor at Bernstein, and lead mentors Stephanie Torosian, Senior Investment Planning Analyst and Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal blogger and WEF co-founder and angel investor, we had plenty of hindsight and foresight to help female entrepreneurs take the next step in building a successful startup. In addition to a glorious view of Central Park, Bernstein also provided excellent ... keep reading...

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Getting Paid What You Are Worth…Are Undervaluing Yourself?

May 8th, 2013 — 12:30pm

  From the stats showing women don’t negotiate as well as men to the reality that we still don’t get equal pay, the fact is women have to get better at asking for money….their own money   At one of my 7x7 Mentoring Salons we put the question on the table:   Q. How do you price your product / services?   A. More than you probably are now.   “The more you charge, the more they respect you. A client thought the ... keep reading...

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