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An Attitude of Gratitude

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 [...]

By |October 10th, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments

3 Steps to 30 Second Success

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 [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips, West Valley Women|0 Comments

How to Survive “Networking Pressure”

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 [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments

Who Are You Going to Call?

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 [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments

Remember what it feels like to be new.

"Remember what it feels like to be new. Reach out to first time attendees" ~ Today's Networking Tip.

By |May 19th, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips|0 Comments

Opportunities Exist When Least Expected

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. [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Coaching, Networking Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What I Learned From Watching Tennis

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 [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Coaching|0 Comments