Are Networking Meetings Really Networking Anymore?

I have to admit that I'm very selective when it comes to attending networking meetings. It's not that I don't enjoy meeting new people or reconnecting with people I already know; I do have to protect my time as I'm busy with seeing clients, teaching, and working on my business. But I'm finding it more …

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Having Fun While Being Appropriate at the Office Christmas Party

As the holiday season is in full-swing, many companies are holding their annual holiday office party as a way to celebrate and bring workers together in song and cheer. However, there are some do's and don'ts to be aware of so you can have fun, but be appropriate at the party so you aren't the …

The Art of Making Small Talk

In the world of business, it is imperative to network in order to promote your business as well as finding others you can joint venture with. The possibilities are endless in the amount of groups and associations you can find. However, not everyone is comfortable with making small talk which could prevent them from opportunities …

Being Authentic When Relationship Building ( #215)

As we all know, relationships are the basis for having a good life; this includes our personal life, our work situations, and for building businesses.  We've all heard the phrase, 'its not what you know but who you know" and, partly, no truer words have been spoken. People will refer those they know, like and …

How Holiday Parties Can Lead to Career Opportunities

Now that the Christmas season is in full-swing, it is a time for office parties.  Whether they occur in the department or at a venue, this can be an opportune time to pull out your networking gear and get to know people in the company.  This is providing that you don't take too much of …