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How To Be Confident in Any Room

A number of my pals knew that in December I was asked to contribute to a Men’s Health article on Confidence. I then was asked to rewrite/address the issue in light of Donald Trump. I took a very deep breath, reviewed additional research and rewrote. The article was delayed from the March to May issues. […]

Belated Twitter Thanks!

I have erred and humbly apologize. I’ve not immediately acknowledged people for their retweets and “Likes’ or hearts. Although it’s not an excuse, I’m one of those who is a bona fide writer and adore composing my own posts, tweets, blogs.I haven’t “hired out” my social media endeavors which would have made my acknowledgements more […]

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 […]

The 10 COMMANDMENTS – HOW TO WORK A ROOM®

Knowing how to “work” a room simply means socializing at any event, meeting new people, reconnecting with others,  mixing and mingling and, most importantly, conversing and CONNECTING. It sounds easy but often can be uncomfortable. These 10 commandments are a good guideline for attending any gathering —be it business or social.  THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF […]

Business Networking M.Q. (Mensch Quotient)*

I first explained the concept of the M.Q. in The Secrets of Savvy Networking. A “mensch” is Yiddish for a person of character and it’s a huge compliment and more commonly used now than when I first wrote my book.   HIGH EQ and MQ People As a professional business speaker, I’ve met many people […]

SELF-TALK: SELF-DEFEATING TO SELF-SUPPORTING

SELF-TALK is a mingling menace. It’s a big part of what stops us from mingling, circulating, and from moving comfortably around a room and conversing with people. Thanks to Dr.Geraldine Alpert’s recommendation of Dr. Pamela Butler’s classic book, Talking To Yourself, I’ve been aware of the issue and included it in the inaugural issue of […]

Smarter Ways To Network at a Party

While the September 15th article, The Best Ways to Network at Party,  in Wall Street Journal offered some good suggestions on body language when attending a party, some of the advice, characterizations and suggestions are not the best.  I also found other issues —that would have added value  and important “tips”—were not included. As promised […]

Three Surefire Ways to Make Business Contacts

For those who prefer to think there’s a formula to forming business contacts and relationships, here’s the good news. There is! Combine these suggestions for the sure-fire formula to making new contacts and building business relationships. 1. Say YES! when invited to a business networking event, a meeting, a party. It’s so easy to find […]

The “Thank You Note” of Note

There has been much focus recently about the lost art of the handwritten thank-you note. Many of us have lowered our standards to accepting a text that says “thank you”.  Sorry folks; that doesn’t cut it. I strenuously propose that we reverse the trend. Let’s stop making excuses for people who won’t (not “can’t”) take […]

Business Lessons I Learned as a Teacher

Teaching is the metaphor for my business, if not the mantra. Most people understand the reference because…they went to school! Remembering My Roots  I have never forgotten my roots as a public school teacher and believe that people who don’t remember where they came from make a big mistake. Although I didn’t plan to be […]