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

2 Top Ten Tips for “Making your Mark” 1.Invest in yourself first.  Read  Integrative workshops  Health  Financial stability

3 Top Ten Tips 2.Attend organizational meetings Introduce yourself Have business cards SPEAK UP!

4 Top Ten Tips 3.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 9.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? 1.We want and need you! Each of you is very IMPORTANT! 2.Be sure other leaders know who you are! 3.Meet your state VMA Executive Director

14 How can you “Make your Mark” on Veterinary Medicine? 4.Meet the AVMA Associate Director for Recent Graduates 5.Participate in AVMA’s virtual community 6. Look for and accept every opportunity to speak anywhere!


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