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News with a Heavy Heart

I had to make a decision. My heart is heavy. Do I blithely go about the business of my business…including writing this blogpost; ignoring the MIGHTY Elephant in the room? Or do I speak up in memory of the Buffalo residents in a supermarket and 19 fourth graders with their 2 teachers, and Tulsa doctors […]

A Hybrid World: A New Look at Face-To-Face Connecting & How To Work A Room® or Zoom

It’s been an indescribable two years since the Corona Virus created the pandemonium of a pandemic! Returning to the “new ABnormal” (a phrase I’ve used for almost that long) has contributed to our anxiety and feeling we are “rusty” in social situations. Many of us are returning to workplaces, meetings, family celebrations, conferences and concerts. […]

A Hybrid World: A New Look at Face-To-Face Connecting & Knowing How To Work A Room® or Zoom:

It’s been an indescribable two years since the Corona Virus created the pandemonium of a pandemic! Returning to the “new ABnormal” (a phrase I’ve used for almost that long) has contributed to our anxiety and feeling we are “rusty” in social situations. Many of us are returning to workplaces, meetings, family celebrations, conferences and concerts. […]

Lessons of LUCK on St Patrick’s Day (and Everyday)

We think people are “lucky” but they often make decisions, take actions, avoid traps that make them “APPEAR” to have luck. Those that do generally have three of more of the Eight Tracks of Luck.

My BLOG Sabbatical Is OVER!

When I was a teacher we knew that in the 7th year, we were entitled to a Sabbatical to renew, recharge and replenish our education, interests and experiences. It was based on the “On the 7th day, he rested” formula. By the time I had taught seven years, the world changed and so did honoring […]

NO RESOLUTIONS; ONLY “SUGGESTIONS”

UPDATED January 11, 2022 It’s a new year, but people still struggle with some of the same old issues around socializing, connecting and communicating. Now that we are in the Omicron wave of Covid only some of us will be attending in-person events and gatherings; others will join online group events via Zoom and other […]

HOW TO WORK A ROOM® : A “LIGHT” Look

Do you know how to work a room to add “light” to the gathering?

A Second Look at My Second ACT

By Susan RoAne Whoever said that there are no second acts 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 old saw about teaching, “You always have […]

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 […]

ROUTE 66 To Savvy Networking Success

The journey to savvy networking success is a circuitous one. Being from Chicago, it reminds me of the famous cross-country trip that starts at Michigan Avenue (near the Art Institute) and ends in Santa Monica near the famous pier. These are 66 do-able actions that are easy to implement. SAVVY NETWORKERS: 1) Acknowledge — gifts, […]