Landing Board Seats

man-by-board-of-directors-tableLanding Board Seats is a 60-minute, online ExecuNet Master Class session designed to help you make yourself marketable as a serious Board of Director candidate.

The stark reality is that are only 58,000 Outside Board seats in the US, so if you get the interview, you need to get on 2nd base. But what do YOU do to get the calls? Session leader Mike Lorelli addresses how to clarify your reasons for seeking Board work, build your Board credentials, and create the right messaging, including:

  • Your Board Bio (different than your standard Bio)
  • Your Board resume (different than your resume)
  • Your LinkedIn profile (it’s not just about your outbound marketing! You want to be “found” as recruiters find candidates on LinkedIn)
  • Crafting your value proposition
  • Your elevator speech
  • Go to market, ace the interview and land your board seat

Your desired approach is a carefully developed marketing plan to enhance your attractiveness as an Outside Director candidate. Listen to  this session to learn how to create the winning plan and build your confidence to deliver the knock-out punch in the interview process.

Here’s What Some Attendees of the Live Event Had to Say

  • “So valuable in such a short time, summing up years of experience and tailored to our needs.”
  • “Presenters are highly experienced and eloquent in dispersing information. Further, they relate real life experiences to facilitate a greater understanding and sense of “realism” rather than an academic one.”
  • “The speakers were really good and showed a real willingness to help others. The last thing I want is to speak to a person and just wants to sell a service and get a quick commission.”
  • “Extremely informative, insightful and helpful.”
  • “Mike’s clarity and informal presentation style made his recommendations as easily digestible as a slice of Pizza Hut pizza!”
  • “Several people have announced to me they “want to be on Boards” and have NO idea how to play in this arena. I now have enough information to help them get to the resources they need!”
  • “This Master Class exposed me to a new area of opportunity in shaping my long-term career.”
  • “Mike is a “pro” and an excellent communicator!”
  • “Thanks, Mike, for giving us the presentation every year. With your guidance from the presentation, I got one board seat in 2014; and now I’m looking for repeating the success. Your presentation is very valuable.”
  • “I’ve been searching a long time for credible info about how to land a board seat. I’ve asked dozens of board members about how to become one. Almost all offer little credible or actionable advice. It’s as if it’s shrouded in secrecy… like a superhighway with no directions to an on-ramp. Mike Lorelli’s Master Class sets the bar with clear, organized and compelling guidance with an action plan.”
  • “Materials were clear; sound was excellent. Presenter was excellent.”
  • “One of the best webinars I’ve attended on ExecuNet.”
  • “This was my first class but it will definitely not be my last.”
  • “Frankly, this was one of the best webinars I have ever participated in. Not only was the content logical and the presenter and his delivery excellent, but having pdf’s of the slides in advance was helpful.”
  • “I will definitely recommend this Master Class because Mike’s comprehensive presentation content, style, and slides convey everything you need to know about becoming a board member in ONE HOUR. Amazing!”
  • “I would not recommend others to take this particular master class so that I could maintain a competitive advantage in getting a board seat!”
  • “Good mix of theory and highly practical action-oriented suggestions.”
  • “Absolutely loved the Skills Map that Mike shared and will definitely use that as a tool in my business.”
  • “You exceeded my expectations with freely bringing new knowledge to the community.”

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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