Come join our Facebook Group, Networking for Introverts. Networking for Introverts is a safe place where smart, talented, innovative, friendly, caring & business minded individuals can come together to connect, engage and share. Networking for Introverts is for You, my fabulous colleagues! It is a place where you will gain skills to help networking feel [...]
Networking can be scary especially for first time attendees. It can feel extremely intimidating for Introverts. What if?? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . List every frightening thought. What if . . . Nobody speaks to me. I say something stupid. I have to stand in [...]
Today’s tip applies to networking. Yet, it is not networking specific. Many clients seek me out because they feel overwhelmed and stuck when networking. Sometimes the solution is found in developing skills. Other times, something else is going on that needs to be addressed. Most of the time, it’s a combination of the two. To [...]
The other morning at Chamber, the person who spoke before me sang his tagline while playing his ukulele. I heard a handful of people gasp “How can you top that?” There was a time I would have preferred to bolt to the nearest exit instead of following that. “No way!” “How can I follow that?” [...]
I seek inspiration from many sources. Sometimes they appear Loud and in BOLD. This week has been no exception. It began with quotes reflecting on the new moon energy. Continuing with my mentor, Linda Binns, talking about the importance of "Reset." Followed by others talking about newness. Every so often, my inner introvert AKA that [...]
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 [...]
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