Creating Your Own Personal Brand
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Greensboro Station Conference Center
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102
This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
Bring your own (BYO) lunch, or, take advantage of the Greensboro Station's building' Cafeteria! And parking tickets from the in-ground parking lots will be validated - Just announce your attendance of the PMI luncheon meeting!
About the Presentation
Define Your Brand to Refine Your Image
- Are you looking for your next promotion or a new position?
- Have you thought of what you can do to stand out from your peers?
- Do you know how to create a great first impression?
- Would you like to instantly gain the trust and respect of someone you meet for the first time?
- Do you know how perceptions define your personal brand?
Personal brand management skills are essential for your professional success in any workplace, be it a very large corporation, or a small business environment. Individuals with highly effective and authentic personal brands make lasting impressions, develop loyal connections, and are able to make a great impact within their work environment. This workshop will teach you about the core elements of your personal brand, and elements that define it. Leverage this knowledge to clearly communicate to others where you are in your career and where you want to go next.
- Why creating a personal brand is important
- Pertinent elements that define your personal brand
- Tips on how to convey your personal brand
- Useful tools to consider
- Pitfalls to avoid
- Enhanced networking skills
In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required.
Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop.
For those attendees who are not tenants to the building, parking will be validated for you following the presentation. Bring your issued parking ticket with you to the conference room. Open lot parking no longer available due to nearby construction work. Please consider using parking garage, and park in assigned visitor parking spaces.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Team Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
About the Speaker
Vinita Sahajwala has an instinct to define a person’s style based on their personality, preferences, and profession. In pursuit of this passion, in 1990, she started her company, Image Enhancement. Since then she has continued to enhance the professional image, and design custom clothes for politicians, CEO’s of banks, publicly traded companies, and professional firms, owners of international businesses, real estate agents, attorneys, etc. In the early 2000’s Vinita got her MBA, and went on to pursue a career at couple of the largest international consulting firms. Here she learned new skills such as mastering the art of communicating with board members of Fortune 500 and public sector companies, approach to skillfully partner and liaison with tech entrepreneurs and executives on large projects, and techniques in training large teams on new concepts and strategies.
In 2015, to pursue her deep passion for Image Consulting, Vinita received her image consulting certification from one of the world’s finest’ London Image Institute, and started her new company, Win Styles. Vinita now leverages 25 years of accumulated skills of consulting and training individuals and teams at all levels within small and large organizations. She also has firsthand knowledge of soft skills needed to successfully navigate a career in the corporate world, and what’s needed to pursue professional fulfillment with matching your values and goals to those of your employer.
When not working or leading activities as a board member of the DC chapter of Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), she may be hiking, visiting new cities and national parks, or travelling internationally to countries where she loves to integrate herself with the locals, learning their culture. So far she’s visited 26 states, and 30 countries.
About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons
PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.
Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).
Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend.