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How To Work a Room®: Strategies of a Former Shy Person

From Quiet to Quite a Mingling Maven® “I was always quiet and often felt shy at events, meetings and even parties”, said Rosa Baez-Lopez,then Vice-President of Human Resources at Clearbrook, a Chicago-land social services agency. “I started as the receptionist for another agency and was working with Carl LaMell, the new bookkeeper, who always encouraged […]

How To Work a Room® : The Return of the BUSINESS LUNCH???

I was interviewed by Washington Post reporter, Emily Heil, for her article on the iconic —and missed— business lunch. I wrote about the business lunch in both The Secrets of SAVVY Networking and Face TO Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in a Digital World/ There were several additional points I mentioned in our […]

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 […]

I Need Your Help: My Simple Survey

I’m working on a new project and could really use your help. Rather than a “check the box” pre-determined survey (a pet peeve) I have only 4 questions and would appreciate your insights and input in your own words. If you have anecdotes, all the better. You can email your answers to susan@Susanroane.com. THE FOUR […]