Navigating Networking: It’s All in the ‘Approach’

Event-based Networking Strategies I am often asked by introverts how to approach new people at events. Some people view this activity as exhausting while others avoid it at all costs. Being

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Interview Preparation: The Games We Play

Congratulations! You just secured an interview for a great new job. Unfortunately, you now have to deal with the inevitable mind games we all play on ourselves in this situation.

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How To Ask For What You Want

I was explaining The Law of Giving (Law #10 from my book) during one of my recent talks on networking, when a woman in the audience grumbled, “I’m tired of

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How to Write an Email That Will Get a Response

Have you ever sat down at your desk in the morning – steaming coffee (or in my case peanut butter granola bar) still in hand – and switched on your

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To Google or Not to Google?

The 21st century has put a new twist on the age-old networking question: Should you do research before attending an event or meeting a person? With the internet at our

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The Power of Relationship Networking

We’ve all been told that in order to break into any industry and succeed we need to network, but how do you move it beyond swapping business cards? I recently

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Meeting Friends In The Strangest Ways

Meet Hannah. Hannah is a ‘very important’ fish at my son’s school.  Basically, if you’re nice in gym class, you get to take Hannah home with you… for two whole

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How Do You Bring Your Personality to the Office?

Have you ever noticed that people act differently in the office than out of it?  It seems that people put on their “work personality” and leave their real one at

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Are You Being Nosy or Showing Interest?

Are You Being Nosy Or Showing Interest? I am sometimes criticized for being direct and blunt. Sometimes I am even called nosy. I suppose it is all true but I

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