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►►►WHY I DO WHAT I DO
To help business professionals become more proactive about their careers. To help them read more of the right books to transform their career and lives.
To help Executives, Professionals, Entrepreneurs. and Small Business Owners get the information they need to become their best selves through Interviews, Storytelling, and Book Summaries.
If you’re an executive from a trade organization or professional association, and you’re interested in using customer stories as a marketing tool, then I have a service that’s right for you.
If you’re a CEO or a senior human resources executive, faced with a brain drain because executives are leaving with their institutional knowledge, my expert interviewing skills will capture the knowledge assets for you.
If you’re the kind of person, who wants to learn the 10 key skills needed for future jobs, but cannot seem to find the time to read the right books, then my book summaries are for you. I will not be summarizing books simply because they are bestsellers, but because they have the information that can teach you the skills.
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I help trade organizations and associations to market their services by interviewing their clients and crafting success stories. Who better to sell your services than satisfied clients? Stories can be more powerful than a simple testimonial. A good interview makes it easier to tell your story. An expert interviewer assists you in telling more engaging stories.
“Avil wrote all the stories for two publications that CWC (now Women in Communications or WCT) produced to celebrate its 15th and 20th anniversaries respectively. These booklets told the stories of 15 CWC members for the first book and 20 members for the second book; we wanted to tell not only the career stories of these women and how they intersected with CWC, but also a little bit about their personal journeys and challenges.
The reason I chose Avil to be the writer on both of these projects was because she has a unique ability to find unusual angles for stories while maintaining their broad appeal. This talent is the result of Avil’s deeply thoughtful approach to the world. Looking beyond the obvious and casting laterally for connections and ideas, Avil is able to describe the essence of a person or a situation effectively in a way that seems to resonate deeply with readers.” Stephanie MacKendrick, Former President, Canadian Women in Communications“Avil was hired, and paid, by the board of The International Alliance for Women in 2005 to be our editor responsible for all the work involved, including to produce our bi-monthly eConnections to go to over 30,000 members. This included writing articles for each edition. Avil’s position as editor continued until she decided to leave this position in the fall of 2012.As the Executive Director for TIAW who worked closely with Avil all of those years, I can state categorically that Avil was greatly valued and the organization was sorry to see her leave. Avil was always eager to interview women leaders around the world and write an article on them in a timely fashion. The women she interviewed, never failed to say how happy they were with the article she’d created from both her research on them and listening to what they had to say.” Maxine Westaway, Former Executive Director, The International Alliance for Women
Years of knowledge is leaving the organization because people are retiring and taking their body of knowledge with them. I help SVP of Human Resources to retain institutional knowledge by interviewing employees who are leaving to elicit, analyze, and document their knowledge.
The World Economic Forum reports that professionals need 10 key skills to thrive in the future. How are you planning to update your skill set? I help busy professionals aged 35 – 45 years old by providing books summaries that will teach them the key skills they need to succeed. I’ve been crafting book summaries since 2004.
Job Skills List: 10 Skills Needed for Future Jobs
- Complex Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- People Management
- Coordinating with Others
- Emotional Intelligence
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Service Orientation
- Cognitive Flexibility
►►► WHERE YOU’VE SEEN MY WORK
I’ve been featured in Investor’s Business Daily where I talk about the importance of reading broadly.
An alumna who really gets it by Matthew Fox (Avil in the news)
If these are services that you can use, let’s talk! Call me at 647-238-8143, or email info @ theinvisiblementor dot com. Get the process started today.
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How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days and Why: Which Books to Read
How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days and Why: Which Books to Read
The average CEO reads four to five books every month, and they read books that give them an intellectual workout. But which books do they read? And how can you build reading books into your routine? Start now, and to create the habit. Why not challenge yourself to read 30 books in 30 days, or one book a day for 30 days. In How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days and Why: Which Books to Read, despite the title, I have tips for both reading 30 books in 30 days and reading a book a day for 30 days because I have done both.
To be completely honest, I found reading 30 books in 30 days easier, and it could very well have to do with timing. But there were times, when I simply couldn’t read a book one day, but I would be able to read three books over the weekend. The biggest secret to reading more books each year is to read every day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
I have done the work for you by providing a list of books from which to choose your books to read, and I have offered resources to make the process easier and faster to read the books. And there are tips on how to increase your reading comprehension. But you can approach reading 30 books in 30 days very differently from what I recommend? Why not think of the skills and resurces you need to accelerate your career, then read those 30 releated books in 30 days.
How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days and Why: Which Books to Read, Avil Beckford