On average, two people have about a 40% chance of experiencing a good personality match based on how their personality styles naturally fit together. That means that, most of the time, two people are likely to have a built-in challenge in relating well with each other – UNLESS they understand each other’s personality styles. Today Thomas Miller from his session provided a basic understanding of your personality style and the personality style of those around you that help you lead and connect with others in a more effective manner. In this session we learned how to identify and capitalize on their strengths, reduce struggles based on blind-spots and implement strategies for a more effective approach to organizational leadership.
Here is a recap of some of the top wisdom points shared:
Today at ProductCamp-RTP a great break-out session was held titled, "Focus on Your Customers" presented by Nancy MacCreery, Founder, Broad Reach Marketing Services, LLC. One of her favorite Pragmatic Marketing sayings is "The answers you seek are not in the building". The point raised is, where do you get customer insights, especially if your organization doesn't have a marketing research department? Her talk helped by illustrating why customer insights are important and 5 practical ways to obtain them. Here is wisdom from talk to support your journey!
ProductCampRTP™ is where innovators, entrepreneurs, product designers, developers, managers and marketers connect to discover, educate, and network. The goal of conference was to give effective tools to improve your work processes and was filled with enlightening speakers, engaging activities, and the opportunity to network.
The conference kicked-off with a product discussion panel, facilitated by Steve Johnson, VP Products, Pragmatic Institute. Product leaders from RTPs' area's tech firms discussed the future of product and the tech industry. The panelists included Claire-Juliette Beale, Principal Product Marketing Manager, SAS, Eric Iwashita, Associate Product Manager, Pendo, Jack Hilton, Product Manager, UserVoice, and Troy Knight, Founder & CEO, BLDG-25.
Here is some wisdom from the product discussion panel to help with your career:
Professional presence is an elusive, “you’ll know it when you see it” quality. It’s a blend of personal and interpersonal skills that send all the right signals: the impression you make, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It enables respected professionals to connect with others in a meaningful and authentic way by projecting confidence, integrity, and perseverance.
In the final 1/3 of the "Power of Professional Presence" program at UNC we discovered how effective leaders use presence to communicate, influence, and inspire specifically in spontaneous situations. We learned from Clinical Assistant Professor Greg Hohn on theater and impromptu techniques and mindsets that can translate over to our professional work life. Here is top wisdom points shared on how to make a difference by presenting yourself confidently to others in spontaneous and impromptu speaking moments:
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