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HOLIDAY Party Tips for the Shy and Those Who Aren’t

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RSVP and Show UP Whether you self-identify as shy or as an introvert or an extrovert, holiday parties are daunting. So many questions arise: Is this business? Is it social? Is there a “time in attendance” requirement? Must I bring a guest? (Answers : Yes. Yes. Yes. No.) And so many more. Here are some […]

Are you a Mastermind Groupie?

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Master Mindset I have a colleague who told me he’s in several different MasterMind groups that he finds useful. I’m of a different mindset with regards to having a MasterMind group or a few of them. While many of my colleagues and associates find them to be valuable, they aren’t “my thang”. What I’ve done, […]

AND WE’RE BACK…SORT OF (Guest Post)

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“They”  (whoever “they” are) say that finding a job is a full-time job. Some of the situations are fodder for comedy writers and some characters we meet along the way are caricatures. And they all give the clever writer material for articles, blog posts and Open Mike Nights. My guest blogger is  Elizabeth Alterman; a […]

The Bill Clinton Guide to Networking

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I’m thrilled this guest post was authored by my friend, John Corcoran , who worked at the Clinton White House.  John is also an attorney recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. He not only writes for Art of Manliness, but also for forbes.com and Huffington Post.  Most important, he  is someone who connects people […]

Happy 10th BLOG Anniversary….

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to me!  I can’t believe that this month of August I’m celebrating a decade as someone who weekly  (if I remember to do it)  put fingertips to keyboard. Many thanks and kudos to Todd Sattersten, then with 800CEOREAD,  for suggesting that I venture forth on this incredibly interesting blogging path. For 10 years I’ve paid […]

12 Common Mistakes Salespeople Make

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In My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle sang, “Words, Words, Words— I’m so sick of words.”   The reality is that our words are important, even crucial, to our effectiveness as communicators in every line of work. I’m delighted to host this  guest post by Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach, Keynote Speaker , Sales Trainer and President […]

How Not to Be a Networker: The Don’ts and How to Avoid Being a Sleaze

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By Susan RoAne, The Mingling Maven® The Don’ts The Don’ts are a compilation of ideas, tips and suggestions on how to avoid being a “sleaze,” as well as how to identify one. You may have more to add. My suggestions may seem remedial, but this article would not be germane if there hadn’t been transgressions. […]

FACE To FACE: Cannot Be Replaced

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“Formal face- to- face meetings will disappear” was and is the hue and cry of alleged futurists. The reality is that “they” were and are wrong! Meeting spaces are proliferating; convention centers are expanding. Post the economic downturn; hotels are experiencing sold out nights because of meetings and conferences. Corporate giants are still having in-person […]

A Second Look at My Second Act

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SECOND ACTS – CAREER CHANGE When F. Scott Fitzgerald said that there are no second acts, he was highly mistaken. So many of us have had two and three successful careers, myself included. My first was that very traditional, formerly highly respected and definitely NOT overpaid — profession of teaching. You may have heard the […]

A Data Base Does Not a Network Make

By Susan RoAne, Author of several books, including the Silver Anniversary edition of How To Work a Room®.   Myths of Database as a Network There seems to be some confusion between a database and a network. You may have collected 200,000 names for your database but you don’t have a network of 200,000 people. […]