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  1. Top Ten Tips for “Making your Mark” on the Future of Your Profession René A. Carlson, DVM AVMA President, 2011-2012

  2. Top Ten Tips for “Making your Mark” • Invest in yourself first. • Read • Integrative workshops • Health • Financial stability

  3. Top Ten Tips • Attend organizational meetings • Introduce yourself • Have business cards • SPEAK UP!

  4. Top Ten Tips • Volunteerism • Accept when volunteered by others • Ask others to volunteer • Volunteer yourself

  5. Last of the Top Ten Tips 4. Have an Enthusiastic Attitude It’s contagious!

  6. Top Ten Tips 5. Be Prepared • Study your materials • Ask questions • Practice • Visualize your success

  7. Top Ten Tips 6. The “WIN” Philosophy (What’s Important Now?) Lou Holtz Take one day at a time.

  8. What about Balance in your Life? 7. Set Rules • Go home at a certain hour • Be “home” when you are home. • Make time for your other interests.

  9. Top Ten Tips 8. Have Patience Progress can come in little steps

  10. Top Ten Tips • Communicate often. • Don’t make people “wonder” • Encourage questions

  11. Top Ten Rules 10. Leaders understand the fragility and importance of others’ self-esteem. (Everyone needs a pat on the back for a job well done. Be that person.)

  12. Top Ten Tips And…… Just be yourself.

  13. How can you “Make your Mark” on Veterinary Medicine? • We want and need you! Each of you is very IMPORTANT! • Be sure other leaders know who you are! • Meet your state VMA Executive Director

  14. How can you “Make your Mark” on Veterinary Medicine? • Meet the AVMA Associate Director for Recent Graduates • Participate in AVMA’s virtual community 6. Look for and accept every opportunity to speak anywhere!