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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, […]

How To Work A Room® or Zoom: Face-To-Face Networking In A Virtual World

Adapting our social interactions from the Room to Zoom and other platforms is important during these “work remotely” pandemic times. I’ve give several virtual programs on staying visible when we aren’t in-person. So I updated this article for these strange times. We are now in The Corona Times, For many of us, that impacts the […]

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 […]

Not-So-SILENT APPROVAL

One of the lessons of my youth came from the history books as well as from some very fine teachers. Do not give silent approval to wrongdoing. “Silence, in the face of wrongdoing, gives the appearance of approval.” That was some big lesson for a little girl to explain why we must stand up and […]

Something Tough to Say? If Skittish, Try Yiddish

by Susan RoAne “Cyber dreck” … that’s what the Wall Street Journal said in 1992 was the composition of much that was on the WWW. I roared, knowing full well what the Wall Street Journal thought of much of the stuff floating on the internet. I was inspired and motivated to reclaim dreck in my […]

How To Work a Room®: 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 […]

When We Know How To Work a Room®: These are Conversation Killers We 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 […]