Personal Presentation and Self-marketing: Spotlight on Our Experts Ellen Mehling, Marvin Brown, and Susan Murphy
By Rebecca Hahn
One of the many exciting programs at the inaugural SLA NY Conference and Expo is the event on personal presentation and self marketing, part of the professional development track. This program is especially interactive as it consists of three concurrent expert-led discussion groups. After the discussions conclude, there will be time for an exchange of best practices. The event will be moderated by our keynote speaker SLA President Elect Jill Strand, and the discussions will be led by Ellen Mehling, Marvin Brown, and Susan Murphy.
Ellen Mehling brings a wealth of experience gained through positions in public, special, and academic libraries, as well as archives. She currently serves as Career Development Consultant at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Her advice column Asked&Answered on job hunting and career development provides useful information for both established information professionals and library school students. She also contributed to Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career, published last year. You can follow Ellen on Twitter @ellennyc.
Marvin Brown, a local expert in business communication strategies, has a background in financial planning and sales management. The author of How to Meet and Talk to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime: Simple Strategies for Great Conversation, he is now a sought after speaker and trainer. As the owner of Contact Strategies, LLC, Marvin teaches people the art of selling themselves at workshops and conferences around the country. His innate understanding of interpersonal face-to-face business communication skills and experience training thousands of diverse professionals will certainly be useful for information professionals interested in improving their networking skills.
Susan Murphy brings expertise in staffing, recruiting and human resources to the conversation. She currently serves as Senior Career Coach and Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison, where she helps professionals with career transition. She has worked with clients in financial services, entertainment, media, pharmaceuticals, publishing, technology and professional services. Susan has extensive experience training clients in resume writing, search strategies, networking, interviewing and negotiating so she’s a great person to connect with if you are job hunting.
Being able to present your value to colleagues, management and future employers is crucial for today’s information professionals. Be sure to take advantage of this interactive event with these knowledgeable discussion leaders. The event will take place from 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on September 18, 2014 at the Baruch College Vertical Campus.