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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.
Be Bold. Be Strong. Be You!

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

Three Things to do Today to Create an Online Presence

1) Find groups and pages that are of interest to you. Like their page. Join their group. 2) Your member-based organization probably has an online presence. Look for them on Facebook. Join the Group. Like the page. Like, comment and share. Be a team player. 3) Create a Facebook Business Page if you do not [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Coaching, Free Learning Tools, Networking Tips|0 Comments

The Value of Connections and Love

Yesterday, I wanted to write an article about the Value of Connections and the importance of staying in touch.  I wanted to share the good that came from twice moving an in-person networking breakfast to an online gathering.  How everyone was thrilled with the opportunity to say hello because everything else had cancelled.  I then [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Coaching|0 Comments

Networking VIP Day

Everyone is talking about the new decade and new opportunities. Did you set for goals for 2020? I did. And, one of them was to continue working through my shyness to create a more successful business. You already know that I successfully help introverts navigate the world of networking and business opportunities. Know why? Because [...]

By |January 17th, 2020|Coaching|0 Comments

Know Your Key Words

Attending different types of events expands one's opportunity to connect and build relationships with others. Knowing how to introduce yourself clearly and concisely is a key element of one's networking plan.  When you have 30 seconds to a minute, it's easy to articulate your message. Having less than 30 seconds can sometimes be challenging. While representing [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments

5 Secrets to Successful Networking™ Webinar Replay

The 5 Secrets to Successful Networking™ Webinar is perfect for those new to networking or who feel a tad shy or uncomfortable when networking.  Learning these 5 tips will help one feel prepared and help ease the pain of networking. Click here to watch.

By |September 20th, 2019|Free Learning Tools, Networking Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments