Why A Powerful Personal Story Can Transform Your Career
Hector Del Castillo, CPM, CPMM
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Greensboro Station Conference Center, Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA, 22102
This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
About the Presentation
Hector Del Castillo will present, "Why A Powerful Personal Story Can Transform Your Career"
- Are you looking for your next promotion or a new position?
- Are you seeking to stand out from your peers?
- Do you want to make a great first impression when meeting someone new?
We are wired to remember stories. This is why storytelling is a powerful technique for building relationships. It helps you connect with people you meet and keeps them engaged. Whether you’re updating your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or a cover letter, you need to capture your audience’s attention in less than 17 seconds.
We only have 7 seconds to make a strong first impression when meeting someone new. A powerful personal story helps you create a meaningful, lasting first impression. That’s why it’s crucial to take the time up front to fully develop your own story to advance your career.
This session will help you understand how you can overcome the first impression barrier and clearly communicate to others where you are in your career and where you want to go next. It identifies steps to help you create a captivating personal story to make a great first impression, expand your professional network, and connect with others who may need your abilities and expertise.
- Why a powerful personal story is crucial
- Tips to craft a powerful personal story
- Pitfalls to avoid
DirectionsIn 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. Covered garage parking will NOT be validated as before, but parking is free in the above ground parking lot next to the building marked as 'Event Parking.'
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Negotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.Team Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
About the Speaker
Hector Del Castillo, CPM, CPMM
Hector is a product executive with over 15 years of experience working for digital companies around the world. He loves working with people who want to make a massive positive impact in the world. This is why he works with executives, visionaries, innovators, futurists and entrepreneurs who want to build great products and companies that change the world.
As Chief Product Officer of Byond, he performs research to deliver actionable intelligence to mid-market executives, business owners and founders who want to achieve massive business growth by guiding mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
As a product executive, he helps technology and software companies grow high performing product teams and help them adopt leading methods and tools to achieve smarter product outcomes. He has launched over 30 global products resulting in over $250M in sales revenue. He has led product teams, guided decisions about product investments, and created new revenue streams resulting in over 26% increase in profitability. He’s passionate about leading, training, and coaching and want to bring my expertise to a technology or software company that is funded for growth.
As a speaker, he guides executives, visionaries, innovators, futurists and entrepreneurs to grow their business by growing high performing teams and help them adopt leading methodologies and tools to achieve smarter product outcomes.
If you are looking for an engaging speaker and topic for your next group meeting, set up an appointment with Hector to discuss your specific needs and identify a suitable topic to inspire your team.
• Are you looking for your next promotion or a new position?
• Have you thought what you can do to stand out from your peers?
• Do you want to make a great first impression when you meet someone new?
Most recruitment experts agree that it takes our minds between 7 and 17 seconds to form a first impression when meeting someone new.
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.