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BOTTOMLINE ON BRAGGARTS

Showing off Your Toys “You got to come over and see my new (car, BMX bike, kayak, boat, stock options, horse ranch, lawnmower, home theater, etc),” says The Braggarts. You can substitute any gizmo, gadget, tchotchke or THING and the sentence is the same. Look what I own, can afford, deserve —is showing off— mindset […]

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 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 and […]

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 […]