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Shift your job search and networking mentality

These days it’s common to hear about a friend, peer, or acquaintance who has been laid off. I can think of several people who have had this experience in the last few weeks. If it’s you, I feel for you!  As a speaker / consultant / solopreneur who is continually...

What’s your conversation-and-connection mantra?

As a writer, I love words. They are fun to learn and play with, not to mention they are helpful in communicating. And, as it turns out, they are very powerful. This powerful-ness applies to the words we write, but also to the words we speak (and sing) to others...

Transform brief conversations into valuable connections

Ever wonder where the best networking happens? I get asked that question a lot. My answer is short and sweet: “Everywhere and anywhere.” This sounds vague and random. Like I’m dodging the question. But I believe in the truth of my answer with all my...

10 Networking Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

Wisdom tells us we can learn a lot from our mistakes — and the mistakes of others. So to cap off 2023, I’m sharing a list of ten networking mistakes I see frequently. See if you recognize or are guilty of practicing any of them. (And yes, I freely admit...

How to impress others in conversation

In my last post, I shared several commonly-asked questions that centered around conversation and connection. Many readers found the answers to these helpful. This week I’m showcasing and answering two more questions you might find interesting, especially as we...

Four frequently asked questions

Whether it’s Holiday gatherings or everyday networking events and opportunities, knowing how to start, deepen, manage, and even exit conversations is an invaluable skillset. So, today I’ll share four questions I’m frequently asked on these topics and provide answers...