You might be wondering how does “An Attitude of Gratitude” connect with networking. I recently had the pleasure of attending an Awards Luncheon. The invitation listed 11:00 am as the start time. I arrived on time and easily found a parking space. Score! At check in, I was told doors open at 11:30 am. I [...]
Think of your 30 second introduction as a mini speech. It is composed of 3 sections, Opening, Middle and Close. The opening is your introduction. “Hello, I’m Lisa Platt from West Valley Women.” The middle is your content. “West Valley Women is a locally owned networking organization. We’re in our 12th year of fostering business [...]
As a newbie Toastmaster, I secretly prayed I wouldn’t be called on during Table Topics. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a clue on what to say. It was due to the pressure. Yes, Pressure! I felt so much pressure I could barely talk. One was expected to Follow a format, “Mr. Topic Master, fellow [...]
Networking is building a strong foundation or building out relationships. The stronger your foundation, the more business you will attract. Having a strong network is important on many levels. Knowing the person behind the business is helpful for when you need to call the expert. Who are you going to call? I am writing this [...]
"Remember what it feels like to be new. Reach out to first time attendees" ~ Today's Networking Tip.
Be Prepared. Opportunities Exist When Least Expected. Many networking functions focus around the concept, “Hello, my name is _____ and I can help you with ____. I am looking for ____.“ It is easy to prepare for these types of events. What happens when you are outside a networking function? Opportunities exist when least expected. [...]
I recently had the pleasure of watching my first tennis match. A friend and her team played in the national championships for their division. I watched her play doubles. Although she and her partner won the first set, their opponents played stronger as the set progressed. The opponents had the momentum going into the second [...]