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MAY 2013
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Stressed? Be Kind to Your Coworkers
by Cathy Vandewater, Associate Producer,
Feeling extra short lately? You might blame it on the weather, your bosses' bad mood, or too much work on your plate. But whatever you do, don't take it out on people at the office. Studies have shown that bad behavior is contagious, and, like a cold, can pass through entire offices in a flash.
So how to handle all the bad moods? Jedi mind tricks: kindness and smiles to trick you (and others) into feeling better. Here's what to do:
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Come play Ping Pong with us
You’re a young attorney, we know you have a lot of balls in the air- so what’s one more? Join us on June 13th, the second Thursday of the month at New York’s premiere ping-pong social club, SPiN. Whether you plan to dominate your colleagues on the ping pong court or are completely lacking in hand-eye coordination, this event promises to be a fun night of friendly competition. Admission includes ping-pong, light hors d'oeuvres, and an open beer and wine bar (from 7-8:30 pm). Bring a group or meet new friends there, but register soon because space is limited and we cannot accommodate walk-in registrations. The ball’s in your court.
Career Corner
Elements of Good Impromptu Speaking
On April 16th, Nicole Wells, of NWK Communications Consultants and Maina Rice, of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP presented How Best to Convey Your Message in Meetings, Conference Calls or any Conversation, part of the
2013 Professional Development Series, to a packed house. If you missed the program, read on to learn about the seven elements of good impromptu speaking:
  1. Be Mentally Ready: Prepare yourself for situations by anticipating the most logical questions and objections you'll receive. Talk it out in your head and imagine your responses. Condition yourself to mentally “speak impromptu” for all occasions. Do your research. Don’t expect to be brilliant and inspired in the moment. Prepare! [read more]
2013 Professional Development Workshop Series - Final Workshop 5/16
Don’t miss Translating the Business Deal into Contract Concepts on May 16th. This series is always free to City Bar members and provides 2.0 CLE Skills Credits.
While the City Bar holds hundreds of events each year, we’ve specifically noted those of interest to attorneys in the first decade of their career.
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