2014 Woman of Worth Conference 

wowmaine.org - Woman of Worth 2014


8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration
8:15 - 8:45 am  Breakfast, Networking, Visit Displays & Shopping
8:45 – 9:00 am  Welcome
9:00 - 9:25am  Networking Activity
9:30 – 10:55 am  Break Out Session #1
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11:00am - 12:20 pm

 Break Out Session #2
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12:25pm  Network Update
12:30 - 1:15 pm  Lunch, Networking, & Visit Vendors
 1:20 - 2:40 pm  Break Out Session #3
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 2:45 - 3:45 pm  Keynote
 3:45 pm  Closing remarks and prizes
 4:00 pm  Shopping at the Vendor's Area

Schedule is subject to change

Break Out Session Choices
Seating is Limited for Each Workshop – So First Come, First Served to Your Top Three (3) Choices

Using Social Media for Work & Advancement 

Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer for Dream Local Digital

Wondering how to best utilize social media to meet new prospects and peers? To find a job or strengthen your career? Need an edge in promoting yourself, your business or organization? In this session, we’ll explore opportunities to utilize social media to get your business message out, and for personal and professional networking and to manage your career.

Upgrading Your Customer Service Skills

Julie Johnston, Senior Supervisor
for LL Bean

The benefits of upgrading your customer service skills are numerous. Improved performance can translate into more sales, raises, promotions, and greater personal satisfaction. Take your customer service skills to the next level by attending this interactive workshop which includes tips and  techniques to serve customers and improve your performance.

Dealing with Difficult People

Denise Buzzelli, Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce.

When you read the title “dealing with difficult people”, does someone specific come to mind?  Could it be a boss, a co-worker, or even a family member?  At the heart of every human being is a need to be understood.  When the need is not met, emotions can give way to frustration, conflict, and potentially anger.  Under the loud or disrespectful tone of an argumentative person, there is often
something deeper fueling the behavior.  This workshop will provide you with  essential strategies for seeing past the behavior of a person, to the core of what he or she really desires.

Establishing Credibility and Communicating

Jane Searles, Regional Manager
for Women, Work & Community

As an administrative, clerical or support worker establishing your credibility is very important.  Knowing how to dress the part, how to walk the walk and talk the talk, knowing where you fit and being believable are all important to your success.  People who are credible are better able to build personal and professional relationships and get things done. In this session we will cover the definition of credibility and how you communicate that in your professional interactions.  You’ll hear the mistakes some people make and how not to make the same.  You’ll see how big a part credibility plays in getting and keeping the position and in advancement.

Success as an Entrepreneur

Panel of Local Small Business Owners

Panel of Local Small Business Owners
So, you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur?  What does it take and what are the qualities that will make you successful in a business?  How do you get small business financing?  Hear from a panel of local small business owners who have achieved success in starting and growing their business.  You’ll have a chance to ask questions at the end of the session.

Becoming a Mentor 

Panel of Local Experts

Whether it is on the job with a peer or as a community volunteer for youth programs and activities, mentors are in huge demand.  This panel discussion will cover the benefits of becoming a mentor and participants will gain insight into what is effective and ineffective mentoring and where the opportunities are.  The session will end with an opportunity to ask questions.