One weekend to help you command confidence as a new communicator
There isn’t an instruction manual for freshly-minted communicators.
There simply isn’t a standard work environment. No one company is alike, no one job is identical and not all managers are gifted coaches and mentors.
Your first week at any new job can be stressful. But imagine joining a company where your job description is completely unique. You really don’t have a peer group, and you find out that your manager really hasn’t any expertise in the role you are assuming.
Think this is a rare situation for a new communications professional? Think again. If you’re already in your first job, you may know this all too well.
If you love learning new things, as a communicator your life will always be interesting. Count on it. You will certainly learn and polish your craft, but you will also learn about the services and products your company or an entire industry creates. Get ready for light-speed learning.
This world of new possibilities can be incredibly invigorating. But, it can also seem stressful if you’re flying solo without a mentor-manager to guide you.
It can feel like you’re working without a safety net and seem like, at any moment, you might run smack into great opportunity or challenge.
While I am incredibly grateful for all my roles and experiences in the corporate world, I had been in this situation more often than not in my early career years. Appearing stressed out was a common resting face for me on many days – not knowing what I was going to walk into next.
If only I knew then, what I know now.
Later in my corporate years, I would see the same stress on the face of new colleagues. I responded by helping them with a coaching nudge here and there.
No matter how prepared you feel, sometimes you need a guide to help you steer clear of challenge and keep on the path toward greater success.
Now that I have my own company, I’ve decided to do something about this common first-time communicator challenge.
I’ve boiled down the hard-learned lessons, tools, tricks and crucial strategies for success so that others can avoid unneeded stress and launch their careers toward possibility, opportunity and ultimately success.
You shouldn’t have to wait two decades. Why not soak it up now and get ahead?
Besides, stress shortens your life and gets in the way of your good time.