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About Lisa Platt

I am a networking coach and an introvert. I know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in. I also know networking is an art, a skill and can be learned. You can read my networking story on the About Lisa page. I am the proud owner of West Valley Women, a women's networking group in the greater Phoenix area. I am a certified coach, entrepreneur, small business owner, author of Your Personal Guide to Networking, and a Distinguished Toastmaster. I have 20 years’ experience with managing successful networking organizations while at the same time representing my business. I've seen what works and what doesn’t. I can help you master the art of business networking.
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Communicate with Intention

Learn to Connect with Confidence Communicate with Intention is a coaching program designed to help introverted sensitive professionals gain skills and the confidence they need to build a business that supports their vision and the lifestyle they want. The program is a 3-tier process designed to help one Connect with Confidence. Each tier builds on [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opportunities to Network Exist in a Virtual World

Virtual meetings haven't changed the principals of networking.  Similar to the principals of marketing, the principals of networking are here to stay. How we show up is what has changed.  We now exchange our contact information in the Zoom Chat instead of physically exchanging business cards.  Events are held virtually.  Many are held via Zoom [...]

By |October 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Networking Can Be Easy

“Networking is a waste of time.  I hate networking” If your belief is truly “networking is a waste of time,” networking then becomes a waste of time.  What you think about you create. What if you told yourself ‘Networking can be easy? It is an art, a skill and can be learned?” How many times [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Invite, Don’t Tag, Me to Your Group Events

You are hosting the world's best masterclass providing information that will profoundly positively impact or change someone's life.  You want to invite the world.  The members of your social media group are your ideal clients.  You want them to attend.  You want to be sure they know how fabulous you are. Because you are fabulous [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Say YES to Introductions that Work

Say YES to Introductions that Work and NO to Elevator Speeches. Networking is not a competition for the best speaker or best comedian awards.  It is not “Hello my name is Lisa.  I sell pink widgets to people who have purple polka dots.  Would you like 3 or 4 sets to give as gifts.  I [...]

By |August 27th, 2020|Coaching|0 Comments

The Magic Power of Words

Do you feel inspired to journal?  You put your pen to paper then stare at a blank page.  Before “I should, OMG or Why didn’t I” shows up, write these three sentences. I Am. I Can. I Will. Take a deep breath.  Inhale.  Exhale.  Take another deep breath and relax.  Recite the sentences out loud [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Networking Tips|0 Comments

Connecting Online: Mirror ‘the Back of the Room’ Experience

How to re-create or mirror ‘the back of the room’ experience. Today, many of us are presenting talks via Zoom.  While it is easy to share one’s PowerPoint and expertise, it is not always easy to connect with the audience.  Many speakers are finding it difficult to mirror the experience of connecting one on one [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Positive Aspects of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings are like in-person ones as each has its unique personality. If the format of one Zoom call does not work for you, try others. You might find one that is the perfect fit.

By |May 21st, 2020|Networking Tips|0 Comments

“Do What Makes Your Soul Shine” Why Mindset Matters

Like many of you, I have been watching movies while sheltering in place.  I prefer lighter feel good movies.  Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again are two of my favorites.  Every so often a scene or line captures my heart. One of the scenes in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Tanya [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Coaching, Free Learning Tools|0 Comments

How Introverts Can Connect Online

I understand showing up in general is difficult for Introverts and possibly more challenging for highly sensitive Introverts. I also know we are navigating uncharted waters and most everything feels different. Change in and of itself is challenging. When it’s thrown against us as if we crashed suddenly into a brick way . . . “What can we do to survive??” Participating or showing up on Zoom Calls or in Social Media Groups is a great way to keep your name in front of others. Zoom Calls and Groups are a great way for Introverts to connect with others. The benefits are numerous.

By |April 16th, 2020|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments