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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Build a Supportive Network

"Nobody can grow their business all on their own, you need a strong network to help make it happen."  Leon Goren, President and CEO, PEO Leadership, In Business Magazine.Having a supportive network is incredibly helpful in growing one's business.  Creating opportunities and growing one's network can be challenging especially during pandemic life. To begin, be very [...]

By |February 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspiring Thoughts to Start Your Week

"I am where I am and where I am is okay." Abraham-Hicks "I am where I am" is one of my favorite quotes. Each week I share favorite quotes in my Helping Sensitive Introverts Network newsletter. Click here to subscribe. "When things change inside you, things change around you."  Unkown. "Later is now."  Lisa E. [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Imagine Connecting with Confidence

Imagine looking forward to your next virtual networking event. Imagine the networking experience - it felt good to you.  Networking is a process that when mastered creates amazing opportunities. How would things change if networking felt good to you? Today, I’m offering the ultimate experience for self-love, clear goals, and gentle, tactical plans so you can be [...]

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.” If your belief is truly “networking is a waste of time,” it then becomes a waste of time.  What you think about you create. How many times have you told yourself something is hard and will take forever?  The task then becomes hard, takes forever and usually is not [...]

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