Networking make you anxious? Uncomfortable?

A few days after presenting to a group of exceptional college students I received very sweet, appreciative thank you note from several of them. One student wrote, “…I had no idea what it truly meant to network. I assumed it was having awkward conversations...

Two anxiety-busting ideas

Let’s get real here.  Really, truly real.  And let’s do it by starting with this:  What frightens you? Freaks you out?  Leaves your palms sweaty, your mouth dry as whole wheat toast, your heart racing – and not in a good way? Public speaking and...

Let’s talk about it

Today I’ll attempt to keep my post short and sweet. Not because I don’t have a lot to say, but because I want you to spend more time thinking about it than reading about it. The topic?  Your conversations.  (Yes, I know I wrote about this topic back in...

Ebook giveaway: The Intentional Networker(tm) on Kindle

First, I hope all of you are headed into a Labor Day Weekend filled with fun, relaxation, family time, quiet time, or whatever it is you’re seeking. Second, if curling up with your Kindle is on the agenda, here’s a free offer you won’t want to miss:...

Are you experiencing conversation? Or just chatter?

While attending several events over the last few months I absorbed some powerful lessons about socializing and networking. And ironically the lessons were taught to me by the introverts in the room — or as a by-product of my own occasional introverted...

What will people remember and appreciate about you?

Have you ever remembered someone fondly because of something they remembered fondly about you? I have. And it feels really good. Last weekend I lost one of those people. My home town of Chisholm, Minnesota recently held an all-class reunion that I wasn’t able to...