If you see more speed networking events both in-person and online, it's likely because - they work! Shortly, over a series of blog posts, you'll find some tips to snap your speed networking into a pace that gets you results you want. From business cards, to elevator pitches, to how to listen to be of help, to follow-up and anything in between, you'll find something you … [Read more...] about Speed Networking: You Can Connect Introverts and Extroverts for Fun and Success
Is one of the reasons you avoid networking as an introvert, because the answers to some of the questions you ask make you want to look at your shoes and puke? I'm just getting to know Stephanie Rainbow Bell at Facebook, and Twitter and while she is more extroverted, as "The No B.S. Coach" she's allergic to networking because of all the BS that goes on in elevator pitches and … [Read more...] about Introvert-itudes©: What Networking Questions Can You Stand Answers To?
There is an article titled, Can An Introvert Get Referrals?, which on reflection I found myself in disagreement. How do we get to equating introversion with inaction? I'm an INTJ and while that particular Meyers Briggs combination may make me a rare kind of introvert, I'm an introvert none the less. I just happen to disagree with the author that the hardest part of the … [Read more...] about Is the Introvert in You Keeping You from Action?
Has the season put you in the mood yet for how you can impress and influence the people you want to attract more of, through the “give without stings attached” strategy? The first two posts talked about three Good ways and then three Better ways to tie your networking up with this kind of WOW strategy. Today's blog post completes the series, but not the ideas, with three Best … [Read more...] about 3 Best Ways to Get WOWs From Your Holiday Season Business Networking
Assuming you are still networking over the holidays, let’s continue to explore three categories of how you can impress and influence the people you want to attract more of, through the “give without stings attached” strategy. Last post we had 3 Good Ways to Get WOWs From Your Holiday Season Networking, this post moves on to three better ways. … [Read more...] about 3 Better Ways to Get WOWs From Your Holiday Season Business Networking
There are more business networking elevator pitches that make me want to find an exit door sooner than later than there are ones that have me say, "Wow, how do you do that?" You know the kind? They make you want to puke; they are all about "me, me, me" without a breath, without looking you in the eyes, without stopping to ask you a question, without stuffing a business card in … [Read more...] about 'Tis the Season to Turn a Make Me Puke Elevator Pitch into WOW!