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Relationships Rock…and Rule™

Long Range Views Require Patience The Wall Street Journal featured an event sponsored by Cartier Jewelers in Beverly Hills. The invited guests were the super-wealthy. The vice president business development, Carl Adams, brought in the assistant curator for Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute to speak to the guests. What caught my eye in the article […]

How I Turned a Layoff Lemons Into Lemon… Souffle

People have often asked me how I went from being a public school educator to an internationally-recognized expert, speaker and (legitimate) best-selling author. Here’s the long tale of what happened and what I did about it.       The Postman Only Rang Once When USPS rang our doorbell to deliver the layoff notices from […]

How To Work A Room®: Face To Face in A Digital Age

Walking into a room full of people, especially strangers, is daunting for 90% of adults according to research on shyness. Whether it’s a professional association event, a convention, a trade show, a fundraiser or a Chamber of Commerce networking event, most people are not mingling mavens® whether or not they self-identify as shy or as […]

How To Work a Room® & Other Secrets of Savvy Networking

Too many people confuse the process we call “mingling”, “socializing” or “working a room” with “networking”.  This article has both concepts because they are different skills but mesh for success. Some people are superb socializers but have no interest in followup or maintaining the connection. I’ve called them the Hail Well-Met and Hardy Boys and […]