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Following are a few of the places you’ll find me.

A three-minute interview on KC Live allowed time for a couple of quick tips that high school and college students could use to maximize networking/connecting opportunities.

Why start building your network so early? Ask any senior executive, politician, community leader or successful salesperson which single skill or habit helped them excel in their career – an overwhelming majority will respond with one simple word… Networking.

You can go to a great school and have stellar grades but have done almost nothing to develop business relationships prior to graduating. Those relationships are vital to creating your connecting advantage and set you on the path to career success. If you just thought, “I’m in still in school, so why do I need to network?” Very few students take time to make professional connections. You can position yourself ahead of the pack by starting to build your network sooner than later. Contact me to get a free LinkedIn profile template to position students for success.

Discover the difference that making the right connections has on your business. My debut on Smart Companies KC podcast with Kelly Scanlon.

Your Connecting Advantage is in the media again! You can listen to the interview on Thinking Bigger’s Facebook page here, or you can download it on iTunes – Episode 12. It’s worth 30 minutes to gain connecting insights!

If you’re a fan of podcasts, be sure to check out In Layman’s Terms where you’ll have a chance to hear from CEO’s, entrepreneurs and industry experts. You can find it on iTunes and Stitcher too.

Your Connecting Advantage gets more press thanks to an interview with author and radio show host, Gregg Knapp.

Greg’s award-winning show has been on the airwaves since 1997 and in KC since 2011. He invited me on to share insights on how to stop networking and start connecting.

You can catch the show here.

In this article from, I offer my insights on how to network with flair and initiate business relationships that will last well beyond the first introduction and handshake.

Whether you are trying to figure out how to “work the room” or get the best result, Get Out and Network will help you know what to do before, during and after any event. (My colleague, Bob Burg, participated as well so you’ll want to be sure to catch his wisdom as well.) Get the full scoop on Get Out and Network here.

Change Your Mind in a SNAP! A Feature Article for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Heartland 2012 Winter Newsletter

Written By Jennifer Bergsieker, PCMA Member

Looking for more on mindset? Then check out my book, Just Another Leap: A Layman’s Guide to Get From There to Here on

Thank you This is KC for featuring me as a mindset expert.

Not only can you apply this concept to nail a public speaking opportunity, but any activity that pushes your comfort zones.

Five Steps to Nail Public Speaking – Step 2. Visualize the end result.

As you prepare, it is also important to visualize an ideal outcome and to mentally envision how your speech will go with all elements in place. Joyce Layman, an accomplished public speaker and president of the National Speakers Association-KC, uses visualization techniques in her preparation.

“Athletes use visualization to improve their sports performance, and I used it to move outside my comfort zone,” Layman says. “I would do several walkthroughs of my talk and then visualize doing the same thing while standing in front of the group I was speaking to, including my hand gestures and feeling relaxed as possible.”

Having trouble visualizing? Try videotaping your speech. Layman suggests videotaping practice sessions to look for potential improvements. “It’s helpful to watch the video without sound and listen without the visual since you’ll pick up on different things that can be tweaked,” she says.
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