Why All This Fuss about a Personal Reputation?

Simply Put, It Matters! 

Reputation COUNTS helps you develop your most powerful asset, your personal reputation. 

Here is what Reputation COUNTS provides:

  1. Advice about what you can specifically do to build an outstanding reputation
  2. Tips from employers and young professionals to help students, interns and new employees prepare for the work place
  3. Simple ways to develop personal attributes employers really want
  4. Training in how to network effectively, a critically important business skill to build trust, using the Contacts Count method

WHO IS MARCIA HALL?

Marcia Hall

Marcia Hall, The Reputation Pro, is the founder and principal of Reputation Counts. She is a speaker, trainer, and award-winning author of Navigating Newbie-ism: 12 Simple Ways to Thrive in Your First Job and Career, The College Student's Guide. Her latest book is Jumpstart Your Job: 12 Simple Ways to Shift Your Career into High Gear.

Some background information about Marcia:


  • Was an executive director of a chamber of commerce for 11 years and has extensive contacts with hundreds of businesses and industries
  • Writes a monthly business column about the importance of appropriate workplace behavior called "Soft Skills at Work" for the Capital/Gazette Newspapers in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Is also an adjunct faculty member at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland


A certified Contacts Count trainer, Marcia trains students, young professionals, businesspeople, and nonprofit and association professionals how to build their reputations through the art of networking, by making good first impressions, and demonstrating desired personal attributes. Contacts Count is a nationwide training company helping people learn the art of networking

Marcia Hall is:

  • Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Industry and Finance, and Who's Who of American Women.
  • Past Chair (FY 2011) of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
  • A recipient of the 2010 Top 100 MBE Award.

Active in the community, Marcia is the Chair of the Steering Committee for The CONNECT! Coalition, which is a group of organizations in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, connecting soft skills to success. CONNECT!'s website is www.bwcc.org/page/CONNECT! and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConnectCoalition

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"Perhaps her greatest legacy is how she was able to bring area businesses and schools together as a team to improve the quality of life in our community." Our Say: Editor's Notebook, West County News, and The Capital, April 5, 2001, upon Marcia Hall's retirement from the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

"Anne Arundel Community College worked with Marcia Hall in the establishment of the AACC Educational Center at Arundel Mills. She is a gifted professional and a wonderful advocate for educational and professional development opportunities." Martha A. Smith, PhD, President, Anne Arundel Community College, November 2003

Professional Memberships:
American Society for Training & Development
Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Anne Arundel
Maryland Career Development Association
National Speakers Association
Society for Human Resource Management

Clients:
Marcia presents workshops to businesspeople, young professionals and students. Audiences include professional associations, governmental agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Selected Clients:
American Society for Training and Development, (ASTD) Maryland Chapter
Amtrak
Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
Association of Wedding Professionals (AWP)
Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development
Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce
Chesapeake Chapter Young Financial Professionals
Chesapeake Human Resources Association
Commercial Real Estate Women Inc.
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Creative Access,Inc
Diversity Business Network
EduSerc
eWomenNetwork
Federal Asian Pacific American Council
Fort Meade Alliance
Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce
International Association of Administrative Professionals Black-eyed Susan Chapter
International Association of Workplace Professionals, Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
Library Ambassadors Series Division of Library Development & Services Maryland
Loyola College
Maryland Bankers Association
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Maryland Institute for Workforce Excellence
Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association
Maryland Workforce Development Association
Maryland Works
Meade High School
National Association of Purchasing Management
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
New York Life Insurance Company
North County High School
Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Professional Photographers Society of Greater Washington (PPSGW)
Severna Park High School
South Anne Arundel Rotary Club
South River High School
Southern High School
Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
Springbrook High School
State Department of Education
The Risk Management Association - Maryland Suburban
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Southern California Regulatory Science Program
University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
Washington College of Law, American University
West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Women Out n About
Woodland Job Corps

Articles by Marcia Hall:   

"New employees need to learn the company culture "  Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, July 2011
"Good workers know it's about the job, not about 'me' "   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital Gazette Newspapers, June 2011
"Perseverance aids in life, workplace "   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital Gazette Newspapers, May 2011
"Make your mark with potential employers "   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital Gazette Newspapers, April 2011
"Personal skills can keep workers afloat""   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, March 2011
"In business, it's possible to help yourself by helping others"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, February 2011
"New Maryland Workforce Corp. looks at worker skills"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, January 2011
"Soft skills are crucial in the emerging cyber marketplace"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, December 2010
"There are folks out there providing extraordinary customer service"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, November 2010
"Take these five steps to build your reputation"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, October 2010
"Workplace traits can be a sign of success"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, September 2010
  "Integrity is crucial for connecting with customers"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, August 2010
"Good service starts with good treatment of staff"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, July 2010
"Workplace advice for the Class of 2010"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, June 2010
"You can make meetings more efficient"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, May 2010
"Trust should be foremost foundation for business"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, April 2010
"A genuine smile can go a long way" Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, March 2010
"Small communication errors can turn away customers"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, February 2010
"Small gestures can go a long way toward success"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, January 2010
"Listening carefully shows respect for colleagues, customers"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, December 2009
"Ability to help others is a valuable attribute"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, November 2009
"Complaining can affect productivity, morale"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, October 2009
"Initiative, adaptation key skills in workplace"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, September 2009
"Showing appreciation is greatly appreciated"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, August 2009
"How important is admitting a mistake?"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, July 2009
"Returning Calls Promptly is Good for Business"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, June 2009
"Going Above and Beyond Can Turn a Job into a Career"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, May 2009
"How to Make a Memorable First Impression in Your Internship"   About.com
"Punctuality Never Goes Out of Style"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, April 2009
"Make Sure Colleagues Know They Can Count on You"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, March 2009
"First Impressions May Be the Last Impressions"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, February 2009
"Will Your Workplace Behavior Keep Customers Coming Back?"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, January, 2009
"Neglected Skills"   Soft Skills at Work Monthly News Column, Capital/Gazette Newspapers, December 2008

News Stories:   
"Ready for the Real World?"   Capital/Gazette Newspapers
"Wasting Away the Workday" The Baltimore Sun
"College Prestige and Employers"   Capital/Gazette Newspapers
"First Job? Here's How to Thrive"   Bill Repp, Working Best National Column
"Beat those Networking Fears"   Metro Toronto
"Dress for Success: Don'ts for Women (#6)"   Examiner.com

Blogs:   
"Can we work anywhere we please so long as we get the job done?"   rewards@work, Rewards & Performance Management in Singapore and (overseas) Chinese Work Communities

Television:   
"Think about It!"

Podcasts:   
"Your Reputation Counts"
"Art of Networking"

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CONTACT:

Reputation COUNTS
Marcia Hall
The Reputation Pro
410-987-0857
marcia@reputationcounts.com

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