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How’s your energy – right at this moment?

Ever have moments, days, or even entire segments of your life where you feel totally alive, inspired, and in flow?  What about those times when you feel completely drained? Like the last of your Life Force has been sucked right out of you. Yes, me too.  I’ve had both...

A big secret to great conversations

One of my favorite chapters in my new book More Than Just Talk is called “Consider The Four C’s.”  It’s about four important traits and practices that set the stage for great conversations. One of the four Cs is Caring.  Sounds so obvious. But, face...

How’s your generational intelligence?

Generational what?  Generational intelligence.  It’s a thing. A simplified way to understand it (and to gauge yours) is to ask yourself this question: How often and how well do I interact with and gain valuable insights from people who aren’t my age? These...

Conversations that end before they begin

A workshop participant once asked me how she should handle being dismissed shortly after an initial networking conversation had begun.  Business cards had been exchanged, but the other person no longer seemed interested in talking. Has this ever happened to you? My...

How do you start a network from scratch? 

This was one of many questions posed to me during the Q&A portion of a program I delivered recently.  This was a definitely a Big Question and one that was hard to answer completely in a few minutes!  That’s why today’s post offers a few details on how to address...