me on a podcast, and other places too

Look, it’s Ask a Manager in a bunch of places other than here —

* I’m interviewed on this week’s episode of the Copeland Coaching podcast. We talk about interviewing, how to negotiate for more money, working in nonprofits, and more. You can listen to it here.

* Bravo’s website featured AAM again — this time delving into the letter from earlier this week about inviting your boss to dinner at your house.

* An Ask a Manager letter was featured in this column from Slate last week, about how typos matter less as you advance in your career.

* The Billfold took a more detailed look at an Ask a Manager letter too, in this case the one from a couple of weeks ago about being paid bimonthly versus every two weeks.

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    1. junipergreen*

      Ditto! Thanks for sharing – just added that podcast to my queue and can’t wait to give it a listen.

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      If they’re just quoting something I’ve already printed (as opposed to wanting an interview), usually not. (That’s pretty typical.) Although Bravo gave me a heads-up, which is nice.

      1. Kvaren*

        Cool, so does that mean you usually learn about it first from your blog traffic stats?

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          I am terrible at checking my blog stats, other than overall traffic numbers. I usually find out via Google alert or through embarrassing late-night googling of my name.

  1. Megs*

    The style difference between those three is fascinating. There didn’t seem to be any contest to the Bravo article at all beyond “here’s what this other website said,” which I suppose is fine for getting you attention but hardly seems worth the click from this end. The Slate article is meatier, more like the writer started off with her own idea for a story and then went looking for quotes and found AAM. And the Billfold piece seems somewhere in the middle, starting with the AAM quote then building their own response (of course, that one explicitly said that’s what they were doing). As a reader, the second and third approach is much more appealing, but I suppose as a writer, so long as they’re correctly attributing, it’s all good?

    As a side note, not too long ago a friend linked a Yahoo! post which was wholesale lifted from a Jezebel post without any attribution – the headline even had their (fairly well known) “It Happened to Me” format, which is the only reason I could tell what had happened. Shame on Yahoo!

  2. unexpected birthday present found!*

    I read the article on Billfold and from there ended up in a rabbit hole of awesome, wherein I read about a cheese monger who hosts cheese making classes in my sister’s area. Said sister has a birthday soon and I bought her a ticket to learn how to make cheese.

    THANKS for always being/providing awesome!

  3. Dorothy Mantooth*

    Love that you are mentioned by Bravo. I am secretly rooting for a series of posts about Housewives and how they handle themselves in the workplace.

    I work for my mom’s insurance company and all she wants to do is whoop it up.
    Does Sonja really need all those interns in her home, and what do they do all day?

  4. Triangle Pose*

    So cool to hear your advice in your own voice Alison! I know there was a call for you to do your own podcast, this is a great substitute.

  5. Lady H*

    Alison, I hope it’s not weird to say that you have such a fantastic speaking voice! I know women’s voices are unfairly scrutinized and I don’t mean to contribute to that, but what I really enjoyed about the Copeland Coaching interview was that both you and Angela were so obviously interested in what the other person was saying and also having a conversation that was for the benefit of the listeners and not the speakers. Does that make sense? I’ve listened to so many podcasts lately where it seems that interview and interviewee are just talking at each other—”If I could just interject, let me clarify in a pedantic way something you said so I appear to know more”–instead of with each other, so this was a real pleasure! Looking forward to more!

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Thank you — that is really nice to hear! When I listen to myself in interviews, I’m always thinking “modulate your tone!” because I get too into what we’re discussing and feel like you can really hear the expression shifts in my voice in a way that is perhaps distracting. So this is good to hear.

  6. Windchime*

    Awesome podcast, Alison! I always enjoy listening to you being interviewed. You sound so good-natured. :)

  7. Spice for this*

    Congratulations! Wonderful to hear the podcast and to read the other places too.

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