CEO and Founder of FinePoint, Author of Brag Better™ & Host of "It Never Gets Old" Podcast
Meredith Fineman is an entrepreneur, author, and host. She is the author of Brag Better™: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion, which was released by Penguin Randomhouse in June of 2020, and has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, Fast Company and more. She is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company that elevates individuals—CEOs, Founders, and women in positions of power—through visibility and voice. Fineman founded FinePoint in 2012 as a public relations consultancy, and it morphed into one of the only small shops to go from more digital to more traditional. After running PR campaigns in technology, consumer/lifestyle, and business, Fineman became the go-to for individual representation. As she started to represent people, Fineman realized that public relations skill set was essential for leadership to apply to themselves, as well as created a more comprehensive approach to visible leadership through executive coaching and media relations. Read More >
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Because of coronavirus, the business world was turned on its head overnight. We are now behind screens and have to promote our work in new ways that work without being able to drop by your boss's office. Using tactics from her new book Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self Promotion (Penguin Randomhouse) as well as an extra chapter she wrote in quarantine, Meredith Fineman will teach you how to adapt during these treacherous times. Whether it's how you're speaking or writing about your work, feeling confident to share on social media, or crafting a strong narrative that can exist in a precarious work environment, you will learn how to talk positively about professional accomplishment in unprecedented times.
Fineman has spent a decade training and championing The Qualified Quiet™ -those that have done the work but don’t know how to promote it. It’s a misnomer that your work will speak for itself, and through her tried and true Brag Better™ training and work, and new book on self-promotion and its power, Brag Better™: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion, out May 19, 2020 with Penguin Randomhouse, explains why we don’t brag and why we are missing out if we don’t.
In this talk, Fineman goes into one of her specialties, around women and a lack of feeling comfortable with self-promotion. From history of women in public, dealing with perception and scrutiny, Fineman is a winner in women-centric audiences. By using Brag Better™ tactics, women can too learn to tout their work and get the recognition, money, and time they deserve.
Fineman is a thought leader in sustainable fashion, by way of the world of secondhand, which will be a 23-billion-dollar industry by 2022. Fineman breaks down where fashion is headed, but why one of the keys is in clothing that has been worn by someone else. She is the creator and host of the popular podcast It Never Gets Old: A First-Hand Account of All Things Secondhand (and Sustainable).
“Brag Better informed so much of my college application process, from writing my Common Application to advocating for myself in interviews. Whereas most of my friends said they had trouble writing about their accomplishments, I responded that I worked through it PROUDLY with tips from Brag Better. My favorite quote from Meredith Fineman speaking: ‘it’s not a flex, it’s a fact.’ Definitely my new self-advocacy motto!”
“Remote work presents a new set of challenges for self-advocacy. We can no longer rely on in-person face time to build awareness and appreciation of our achievements. For people—especially women—committed to building big careers, it’s time to get more intentional about sharing progress consistently and loudly. Meredith shared great strategies for making a habit of self-promotion, regardless of where you’re working these days. Delivering her message via video conference, Meredith brought energy, urgency, and inspiration to the sometimes daunting task of being your own press secretary."
"Meredith, you were absolutely phenomenal - THANK YOU! I think we all learned a lot tonight. I have received so many text messages and emails singing your praises..."
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