Thursday, July 19, 2007

PMLL Episode 0017 Selling Yourself as a PM

The MP3 Podcast of the PMP "Lessons Learned" conference call from 19Jul2007 is now available.

The Lessons Learned topic was “Selling Yourself as a PM" - Presented by Frank Saladis, PMP (2006 PMI Person of the Year and originator of the International PM Day).

Download or Listen to the MP3 of Episode 0017 (if your computer doesn't support that link, then this link or this link may work)

Notes from the Conference Call:


  • Henry Will, PMP - Host, Inventor, PM (
  • Barbara Fuller, PMP - president of ProcessandProjectsolutions (
  • Mara Burns - VP PMO of a Major Bank in NYC
  • Frank Saladis, PMP Guest Panelist, presenter of our topic
  • Frank is President of Project Imaginers Inc., a PM consulting firm. He is an author and national speaker on the subject of project management (having spoken at numerous PMI events and chapters). Last year (2006), The Project Management Institute (PMI, website is awarded Frank with the Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award! He is the originator of the International Project Management Day and past president of the New York City chapter of PMI. His numerous credentials also include his his being co-publisher of the internationally distributed newsletter for, a contributor to the website, and a masters certificate in Commercial ProjectManagement from George Washington University.


  • Michael Okrent, PMP, spoke about the Southern New England PMI Chapter's 2008 Seminar at Sea from NYC to Canada Aug. 14, 2008. Frank Saladis is a presenter (doing 5 hour seminar on Teamwork) Registration at
Career Segment:
  • Allison Maltese (TekSystems contact Phone 888-395-9245 or 973-434-6104) shared information on "How to Sell Yourself on an Interview". Allison is available to help PM Lessons Learned members with their career questions.
Main Topic: Selling Yourself as a PM

Information shared during the call:

  • Frank provided some supporting slides which can be found in the files section of our Yahoo group site. Free Membership is required to access these files. Follow the links to the Yahoo group from our homepage at Frank also included "Selling Project Management" as part of the presentation slides.
  • Book: "How to Sell Yourself" by Joe Girard
  • Website: ALL PM (Frank is a publisher on this site:
  • Website: SDB + PM forum -
  • Book: "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John C. Maxwell
  • Great Google search: "Connective Leadership"

Networking discussion (after the recording was stopped):

  • It was shared that while PM's can strive to be likable, sometimes tough directives need to be made (example: "We've got to work overtime this weekend")

  • Also, while PMs can be friendly with their team, the "friend" is in the business sense.

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