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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 […]

Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts

The season is upon us and invitations to parties, gatherings and events will soon arrive. I’m often asked if attending a holiday party is necessary and, if, you do go, what to do and say and what to avoid. You can call it what you will : “Best Practices”, Strategic event management or common sense […]

A Database Does Not A Viable Network Make

There’s no dancing around the issue. There seems to be some confusion between a data-base and a network.  Although they may be interrelated, they are NOT the same thing! You may have collected 200,000 names for your database but you don’t have a viable network of 200,000 people. And you certainly don’t have 200.000 friends. […]

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 […]