Introvert’s Guide To Running Meetings

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Running a meeting can be a nerve-wracking experience. As an introvert, I’m usually the person listening and asking the gentle questions to integrate disparate ideas. This style works well for low-stakes meetings where I just one of the attendees.  When I’m running a meeting, I need to adopt a different strategy.  I’ve developed a few tips for myself that help me prepare for and be comfortable with running a meeting.

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Lessons Learned – Passing a PMP Application Audit

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Having recently passed the PMP certification, I thought I’d offer a Lessons Learned based on my experience. I passed the PMP certification exam the first time (with Above Target in all domains), but before I was able to sit for the exam, my PMP application was audited and I failed my PMP application audit twice.  I learned a lot about the audit process, including what specifically the audit team appears to be looking for and how to successfully appeal an audit decision. This article will focus on tips based on that experience; if you’d like to read tips on studying and preparing for the PMP exam itself, check out my previous article.

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Lessons Learned – Passing the PMP Exam

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Having recently passed the PMP exam, I thought I’d offer a Lessons Learned based on my experience. I passed the PMP certification exam the first time (with Above Target in all domains), but before I was able to sit for the exam, my application was audited and I failed my application audit twice. Based on this experience, I have some tips to pass along that might help you successfully pass your certification exam.  I also have some tips on filling out the PMP application based on my failing an audit (twice!) – if you’d like tips on completing your PMP application, read this article too.

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