Marc Miller Speaking to Network In AustinSpeaking

Marc has addressed over 1,000 audiences worldwide. A “recovering engineer,” his circuitous career path—IBM, Lucent, two start-ups and stints as a high school teacher and a fundraiser—has birthed his vocation helping Baby Boomers find new career paths.

He’s funny and frank when talking about…

Retirement—a bad idea

Switching careers—it starts with knowing yourself

And the steps to a career change.

Now he is speaking on the Multi-Generational Workplace!!

Marc has spoken in 40 different countries around the world on a wide range of topics.

Selected Presentations

Leveraging LinkedIn – Creating a Professional Brand that People will Remember

You’ve joined LinkedIn… now what? You are a small business owner, and you are going to visit a new client for the first time. What do you do before you leave for the meeting? You check out the new client’s LinkedIn profile! What is the client going to do before the meeting? They check out YOUR LinkedIn profile!

Speaking to Professional Women of Williamson County

What do they think and feel after viewing your profile? What is Your Professional Brand? Are you using LinkedIn to promote your Professional Brand? What is Google returning when people search on your name?

Start using these simple strategies that turn your LinkedIn profile into a professional brand statement people will remember. Marc Miller will provide you with 5 actionable tips to manage your Professional Brand using standard features of LinkedIn.

Upcoming Events:

  • Flexjobs Webinar – October 6, 2015
  • Branded.me Webinar – October 15, 2015

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Past Events

  • Launch Pad Job Club – July 6, 2012
  • Network In Austin – July 9, 2012
  • Product Camp Austin – August 18, 2012
  • Austin Job Seekers Network – August 27, 2012
  • New Horizon’s Job Fair – October 18, 2012
  • Austin Business Owners Meetup – October 22, 2012
  • National Association Insurance and Financial Advisers (NAIFA) Austin Chapter – October 24, 2012
  • Product Camp Austin – February 16, 2013
  • Professional Women of Williamson County – PWOW! – March 27, 2013
  • Texas Association of Business Brokers – June 20, 2013
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Austin Chapter – June 21, 2013
  • Product Camp Austin – July 20, 2013
  • Austin Executives Association – September 11, 2013
  • Hired Texas – January 7, 2014
  • UT League of Business Leaders – February 10, 2014
  • New Horizons Webinar- February 24, 2014
  • APICS Austin Chapter – June 17, 2014
  • Austin Small Biz Operations; Gorilla Finance Group – June 26, 2014 – See blog post
  • Launch Pad Job Club – July 11, 2014
  • Product Camp Product Party – October 7, 2104 – This will be a special hands on workshop
  • Launch Pad Job Club – February 27, 2015
  • Product Camp Austin – March 7, 2015 – Best Session Award Winner!
  • SxSWi – Personal PowerWorks: Power Your Personal Brand and Career – March 16, 2015

Repurpose Your Career – 5 Steps to Your Next Career Pivot

Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer or Millennial retirement like your parents had is no longer a possibility for most. Everyone will have to go through career changes or Career Pivots. This webinar will focus on 5 Steps to a Career Pivot

Step 1
Know Thyself. Take time to understand your core needs like autonomy, creativity and your own definition of a good team. Use past jobs to point to what you love and hate. Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have morphed into versions of themselves in order to fit comfortably in corporate America so that they really don’t know themselves anymore. Spend time crafting an elevator pitch that explains who you  really are and what you really want.
Everyone can learn a lot about themselves through assessments (Birkman, MBTI, Kolbe, DISC,..), moments of clarity (read my book) and career reflection

Step 2
Build your tribe. Who can you count on for help and support in this transition? Who is going to pick up your spirits when you slip and fall? Build a team around you and keep in touch with them.

Step 3
Act on facts, not assumptions. Often we think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence but when we get there we find out it’s Astroturf. You need to turn off assumptions and really research new opportunities.

Step 4
Learn how to network strategically. Using social media tools like LinkedIn and Twitter you can target individuals that you need to meet and develop relationships. When you network, do it strategically and share your new elevator pitch.

Step 5
Learn to ask for help. Yes, I am a guy. I do not like asking for directions. But you’re heading into new territory and no one succeeds at a career pivot without others’ help. Set aside your claims to status and your pride in order to reach for something new where you may now be the rookie. This is hard at first, but it gets easier.

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The Targeted Job Search – How to get the Hiring Manager to Call You!

We live in what is now called a referral economy. With over 80% of jobs being filled through referrals it is important that you have a network there to support you. We will be talking about:

  • Building a target list of companies
  • How to strategically network into the management chain so that they call you when a position opens up!
  • What to do after you are hired to prepare for the next job change

The days of staying in a job for 5, 10 or 15 years are over. Use this strategy to build a referral network that will keep you employed at employers that you want to work for.

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Past Events:

  • HIREDTexas – Restoration Covenant Church – April 16, 2013
  • Launch Pad Job Club  – August 2, 2013
  • New Horizons Webinar – January 24, 2014
  • Veterans Administration – January 29, 2014
  • Product Camp Austin – February 15, 2014
  • Launch Pad Job Club – June 13, 2014
  • Product Camp Austin – August 2, 2014
  • Launch Pad Job Club – November 7, 2014
  • IEEE GLOBECOM’14 in Austin- December 8-12, 2014

Social Disruption – How the Job Search has Changed

With the rise of the Internet, the hiring process was automated but little really changed. Only candidates that were actively looking were considered. Then came social. Job search has flipped from applying to being found. It is all about being visible to the right people. Companies now find talent, whether or not the talent is looking. Recruiters search for the ideal candidates on social media and the Internet.

We will discuss:

  • How to use LinkedIn and Twitter to actively engage and connect strategically and tactically
  • How to identify local and remote companies that are capable of hiring you
  • How to identify individuals who can help you properly vet companies

We will focus on using Twitter Search and Twitter Lists to monitor activity. We will then discuss how to get the attention of key connections using Twitter at the right times.

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The Care and Feeding of Baby Boomers in the Recruiting Process

Are you a recruiter who works with Baby Boomers? Do you wonder what drives baby boomer candidates to certain types of positions? Do you have problems convincing baby boomer candidates to consider alternative types of positions? If you have been asking those questions then this session is for you.

We will delve into the characteristics of the various generations in the workplace. However, we will focus on the underlying characteristics of baby boomers and why they want what they want in the workplace!

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The Multi-Generational Workplace – Why can’t we just get along?

The workplace is now multi-generational with different communication styles, expectations, values and need for feedback. There are challenges in getting all of these generational groups to get along.

We will cover five generations, Greatest, Silent, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. The interesting thing is we are familiar with all of these generations because we have grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, cousins, children or grandchildren from all of these generations.

We will discuss the major events that shaped each generation, the technology changes, and communications styles of each. In the end you will understand the generational echo effects and how the generations interact. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events:

  • Launch Pad Job Club – August 21, 2015
  • Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) – October 14, 2015

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Baby Boomer Retirement Paradox

As Baby Boomers, our parents generation pretty much invented the concept of retirement. But in our generation, the idea of retiring is almost history. Eighty percent of Baby Boomers plan to work after “retirement age.” What happened?

We will have an in-depth, surprising and enlightening conversation about the massive changes that have swept away the vision of the past generation…and what our future looks like.

This talk complements Marc‘s Book Repurpose Your Career – A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers.

What are people saying?

Marc focuses on the career challenges of the boomer generation… but anyone with past, present, or potential connection to the work force will benefit from his insights. He draws on his professional and personal experiences, observations, and research to guide us to more rewarding career decisions. Plus, he delivers all this with humor, clarity, and compassion. Check out his web site, go to one of his presentations, read his book….just be sure to tap into his message and his help. – Vicki McCullough

Marc‘s talk was riveting, informative, and motivating. I plan to learn more! – Jim G.

Marc gave all of us a lot to think about- from repackaging your life to managing the rest of our lives – financially, health, and career. – Greg

Past Events:

  • Launch Pad Job Club – January 11, 2013
  • Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club – January 17, 2013
  • West Austin Rotary Club – February 7, 2013

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Navigating The Negotiation Process – It’s Not Just About $$$!

Negotiation is an important skill that is under-utilized by most job seekers—at a high cost. If you don’t negotiate, you won’t get what you want. In this talk, we will explore the negotiation process and discuss ways you can negotiate with power to achieve your goals.

I  will walk the audience through the whole process—from job prospecting to job offer. I will lead an active discussion to help us identify our financial AND non-financial needs. We will also chat about the questions to ask, and how and when to ask them, so that you will receive offers that meet your needs.

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