Episode 033

How to be the Tallest Duck in the Pond, with Mike Lorelli

Aug 14, 2019 | Boardroom Bound

A comprehensive guide to landing board seats

About this episode

Do you get a second chance to make a first (Board) impression?  No!

And that’s because there are only 70,000 Board seats in the US. And since only a fraction turn over every year (~8,500 seats annually) if you get the interview, you need to drive it home!

What you need is a guide to help you make yourself marketable as a serious Board candidate.  And I’ve got the perfect guest today to help you: Mike Lorelli.

Mike is on 5 Boards today.  He’s also Masters Certified by both the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD).

On today’s show, Mike talks us through 

  • Understanding your reasons for seeking Board work
  • The right path to muscle-build your Board credentials
  • Crafting your Board Bio 
  • Creating your Board resume 
  • Designing your LinkedIn profile 
  • Crafting your value proposition
  • Developing your elevator speech
  • Going to market

Mike’s approach covers the critical interview questions and helps you crisply construct your answers, in a way that is natural to you.

Click here to listen now!

Let’s Get Social! 

I absolutely love connecting with listeners on social media. I’m most active on LinkedIn. (And yes, I do personally post and respond to my accounts!)

This is a great way to hear my latest thinking, get the inside track on new products, and occasionally see a picture of my adorable toddler. 

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