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Women Mean Business 2018 - Guest Speaker Jacqueline Twillie

"HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, along with Tangipahoa Professional Women, will host Women Mean Business 2018 on Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will be held on Southeastern’s campus in the Student Union Ballroom. “The Women Mean Business Conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally,” said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. “This full-day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections.” Summers said Women Mean Business presenters include negotiations coach and author Jacqueline Twilli

A Winning Negotiation Strategy

Each negotiation strategy will be unique. Outline what you want to achieve from the negotiation. Be specific about what you want and the value you offer— in exchange for what you want. Research all issues and people, no detail is too small. The more your know about the issues on the table, the better prepared you will be, and that confidence will be visible to the person(s) you are negotiating with. Things may sound great from your perspective but do not be blinded by your own great ideas, put yourself in their shoes to be prepared for opposing views. Find ways to add more value instead of offering a lower rate, discount, or accepting a lower salary. If you encounter a situation where you ar

How to Answer: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Before you apply for a job online, research the market rate for the position. There are many online salary estimators that you can use as a base, but don't just stop there go a step beyond by speaking to a trusted mentor or someone in your professional association to get a ballpark of the salary you should expect. For instance, you can ask a mentor or industry insider something like this "I'm considering the role of studio manager and based on my research the salary expectations that's best aligned with my skill and knowledge level is $76,500. Does that sound realistic to you?" I know this may seem like a lot of work to put in even before you apply for the position but they're asking you for

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