Preparing junior staff to lead meetings and pitches

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Know when juniors are ready to be your wing-man or lead

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Linda Andross is a managing partner of one of Toronto’s top PR and digital agencies, APEX PR. She’s worked with a lot of junior staff over the years, mentoring them and encouraging them in their work and career development. You can find part one of our conversation on How to maintain focus in client meetings.

Taking the next step to meeting lead

Linda knows that it’s a big step for junior staff member to lead even an internal meeting. But jumping into the role of being wing-man on a client pitch, or even leading that meeting, is a whole new level.

In this episode of The Communicate Influence Podcast Linda and host Sheelagh Caygill discuss how to identify when a junior is ready to lead a meeting or pitch, and the skills required for that position.

Resources: Linda Andross on Linkedin; Twitter; APEX PR; Ruckus Digital

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