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SAVVY Networking Revisited

There are so many misfires under the guise of “Networking”, referrals and recommendations that I decided to share an updated version of Chapter 6 of The Secrets of SAVVY Networking. It was originally published in 1993 by Warner Books and is still available via POD and on Audio. I updated stories, items and language but […]

Conversation Killers To Avoid

My audio only book, RoAne’s Rules: How To Make The BEST Impression is what is called in publishing; “evergreen”. That means it stands the tests of time. As a special “sneak preview” or “look back”, here is Chapter 7 on Conversation Killers To Avoid. CHAPTER SEVEN ‘Bite Your Tongue’ to Avoid These Conversation Killers: Making […]

Staying Connected in These Corona Virus Times

The physical distancing required during this moment is tough on everyone, even the most introverted or shy among us. For our own professional and personal emotional well-being, we must stay connected in these corona virus times to our co-workers, our teams, our colleagues, our contacts, our neighbors and our cousins. And there are all manner […]

SUGGESTIONS; NOT RESOLUTIONS

It’s a new year but people still struggle with the same issues:

One Doesn’t Have To Be The Loneliest Number

After chatting with a lovely, older widower at the next table at one of our local restaurants, my friend mentioned to me that she had met him the day before at another local breakfast cafe where he also dined alone. After our chat, she said she thought he was lonely. But one doesn’t have to […]

ROUTE 66 TO Success

If you aren’t basically a SAVVY networker, no amount if coaching, tips, coaches or gurus

Something Tough to Say: If Skittish, Try Yiddish!

Yiddish is a colorful language that peppers our conversations, our newscasts and TV show. If there’s a difficult situation and you’re skittish, try Yiddish!

Soundbyte-sized Lessons From the Blackout

If you watched or read the news you know that many of us in Northern California experienced power blackouts because the firestorms to the north are raging! The gusty winds could potentially send embers flying…and start additional fires. Downed power lines could ignite fires as well. Or so we were told—as most of us were without power from 2-4 days.

The Day The Earth Shook…and Shook

It was a lovely October day; no fog, fairly temperate; no “winter” coat needed in San Francisco for my 5:30 meeting with a potential speaking client. I was able to get in a full day in the office— booking speaking engagements, talking to clients and sending out a couple of Speaker contracts.

Route 66: The Top Traits of Savvy, Smart Networkers

Chapter Sweet 16 in Face To Face: How To Reclaim The Personal Touch in a Digital World> 1) Acknowledge — gifts, leads, information, ideas, support (send handwritten notes). 2) Stay in touch when seeking nothing. 3) Are aware of who is in their personal and professional network. 4) Know who they like, respect and trust. […]