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Quick Bytes: The 6 Steps of Conversational Networking

“This workshop took away the fear of networking.” 
Want to learn how to talk to people you don't know and enjoy the process? Networking is one of the most effective ways to both find a great job and thrive at Stanford. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn the six simple steps of conversational networking, try them out, and begin developing professional relationships all at the same time!

Debra Rosenfeldassistant director, Counseling and Resources, BioSci Careers, School of Medicine

Quick Bytes: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope! You can learn many foundational techniques to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking for both in person and online presentations.

Matt Abrahams, lecturer in organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business

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Quick Bytes: Exercising Influence

To be successful as a graduate student, regardless of discipline, influence skills are key! In this introductory session, you will examine the unique challenges you face, your strengths as an influencer and apply a behavioral influence model that will help you develop the flexibility you need to help move your ideas into action by stimulating others to support, allow, provide resources for, or participate actively in your initiatives. Come prepared to participate in this engaging session!

Fellows Forum: Commanding the Room - Effective Q&A Skills

Going from the monologue of a presentation to the dialog of a Q&A session can be daunting and anxiety provoking. In this workshop, you will learn specific techniques that can help you confidently handle questions and the Q&A process for both in person and online presentations.

Matt Abrahams, GSB lecturer and communications coach, is presenting two workshops to help you step up your presentation skills, whether online or in-person. Check out Matt’s Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast to hear his accessible, practical advice to communicate effectively.

Quick Bytes: How Informational Interviews Can Help You Find the Right Career and Land the Job You Want

Informational interviews are the most powerful networking and career exploration tools! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the steps for conducting an informational interview, including how to use LinkedIn to identify a potential interviewee and write an introductory email. You'll also learn how to compose a list of highly effective informational interview questions. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident about holding informational interviews that will help you land the job you want!

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