Project Managers: Here’s How to Stand Out and Get Noticed

July 21, 2015

Today’s episode of the Project Management for the Masses podcast is a conversation with the fantastic Dorie Clark on how to stand out and be noticed.  I had Dorie on the show back on episode 41 and we talked about reinventing ourselves as professionals, and I got very positive feedback regarding that episode.

I liked Dorie and her message so much that I invited her to write the foreword for my book, Project Management for You, which she graciously accepted.  I’m so excited to have her be part of my book.

Since that episode of the show, Dorie Clark has written and published her second book, called Stand Out: How to Find a Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

After reading the book myself and really loving it, I asked to come back on the show to share with us ideas and strategies to make us, project managers, stand out and be noticed in our projects and in the marketplace.

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark, Foreword writer for Project Management for You

Dorie Clark, foreword writer for Project Management for You

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, and Stand Out: How to Find a Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.  A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is also a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Dorie was also the featured guest on episode 41 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, and the foreword contributor to my book Project Management for You: How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality, Deliver On Your Promises, And Get Things Done.

Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more.

She is a frequent guest on MSNBC and appears in worldwide media including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. is Sponsoring the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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Course Title Course Duration PDU/Contact Hours
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Executive Strategy & Management (ESM01) 1:50:02 14
Introduction to Project Management (PM101) 6:11:50 21
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep 6:49:25 21
PMP 2013 Exam Prep (PMP01) 7:09:52 21
Quality Management (PQM01) 2:19:55 7
Risk Management Professional (RMP) Exam Prep 3:33:11 14
Schedule & Cost Control (SCHCC) 2:13:22 14
Scope & Requirements (REQ02) 3:14:19 21
SCRUM Immersion 4:38:32 14
Managing Project Teams 2:12:35 4
Project Management Skills for Non Project Managers 2:18:40 4
Strategic Planning Skills 2:01:42 4
Microsoft Office 2003 Project 5:56:27
Microsoft Office 2007 Project L1 3:10:43
Microsoft Office 2007 Project L2 2:49:01
Microsoft Office 2010 Project (Advanced) 3:04:00
Microsoft Office 2010 Project (Basic) 3:06:50
Microsoft Office Project 2013: Part 1 3:36:19
Microsoft Office Project 2013: Part 2 3:47:20
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Must-Read Project Management Articles for this Week

Once again, I bring the thorough Dave Gordon and his must-read project management articles for the past week. You can find his favourite articles at his blog by clicking here.