Editor-In-Chief: Al Anderson
    Feature Editors: Karen Roberson
    Sponsored Content Editor: Tina Barni

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    The Shortlist

    President's Message - November 2020

    “What do you get when you mix COVID anxiety, seasonal depression, good old-fashioned regular depression, and election stress – and then take away one hour of sunlight? We’re about to find out!”

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    Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile for Virtual Networking

    In this new, mostly virtual world, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for connecting with clients, coworkers, and other industry professionals. With everything moving to a virtual space, there has never been a more important time to leverage your profile!

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    SMPS SFBAC Sponsor Spotlight: Cumming

    I recently had a chance to touch base with Kim Thompkins, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Proposals for Cumming, and ask her a few questions about her firm, which is one of our Silverado Trail sponsors.

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    Member News

    With several member milestones to celebrate this month and seven new members joining in July and August, SMPS SF Chapter has a lot to cheer about!

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    SMPS SFBAC 2020 Student Scholarship Award Winner: Muskaan Agarwal

    Please join us in congratulating rising UC Berkeley sophomore, Muskaan Agarwal, as the recipient of the 2020 SMPS SFBAC Student Scholarship.

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    Laughter, Raffle Winners, and the New Board as We Welcome Another Year

    There have been lots of first in 2020, and the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) was no exception. Held virtually last Thursday, over 70 members and guests gathered around Zoom to celebrate a year that highlighted the creativity and flexibility of SMPS SFBAC.

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    Build Business Has Gone Viral and Other Notes From SMPS National

    Build Business has Gone Virtual – What’s in It for You? Embracing SMPS’ theme of “Pivot and Focus,” this year’s Build Business, originally scheduled for July 2020 in Austin, Texas, has been shifted to a virtual program being held October 5-9th.

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    Tips on Remote Interviews from Dean Hyers

    Back in April (was that only four months ago?) I embarked on an arduous interview prep culminating with the largest client interview of my career.

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    SMPS SFBAC Sponsor Spotlight: GO Strategies

    Tina Barni Aday recently had a chance to touch base with Kate Robinette, CPSM, a Partner for GO strategies, and asked her a few questions about her firm, which is one of our Redwood sponsors.

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    Program Spotlight: Confident Presence for Virtual Interviews, Public Speaking, and Networking

    The world has gone virtual, separating us from our clients and prospects and adding new challenges like camera angle, background, lighting, along with the necessity to sound bite, inspire, forge connections, and show team synergy through the lens.

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