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Susan RoAne’s HOLIDAY Tips for the Shy and Not So Shy

DO… 1. RSVP and say “yes” and show up! 2. Focus Your Conversation on the Event: The season is the reason. So, bring your O.A.R. Start with small talk and the items you have in common. Observe — The venue, food or entertainment: “What fun decorations! And, the food is fabulous.” Ask — The host […]

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

The Bard Pinpointed The Problem<

FRIENDS Meeting them, Making them, Keeping Them

Potential friends are everywhere! Seems to me it’s a matter of opening one’s eyes, ears and, (although schmaltzy), heart. Maybe that’s it. OPENING UP to the possibility that a person (sitting next to you in a class, on a plane, in a presentation, in a book club, at a dinner fundraiser, in a house of […]

Observe the UNWritten Rules of Referrals

The following is a version of section of The Secrets of Savvy Networking, updated for today’s market. Upon meeting an audience member at a presentation, her first words were, “I’d like the name of your agent.” She obviously had no clues about unwritten rules of referrals that make or break our reputations. “You’ve got to […]