What don’t you want?

“Of all the ideas you’ve ever had,” he said, “that’s one of ’em.”  That was his kind way of telling me I had hit rock bottom with an idea. I was thrilled. This was years ago when I was a freelance copywriter and marketing...

After “no” it’s time for “yes”

If you’ve read my book The Intentional Networker™ you may recall Chapter 5. It’s all about saying a gracious, but firm ”no thank you” to anyone or anything that keeps you from what you really want.  You know what I’m talking about here:  the energy-drainers, the...

Free yourself from relationship and networking clutter

Ever wonder what was going on in an author’s life when they wrote certain parts of their book?  Well, I’ll tell you. When I wrote the first draft of Chapter 5 of my book The Intentional Networker(tm) I admit I was on a rant.  No way around it. For the...

9 reasons to take a networking hiatus

For the last few weeks I’ve not been out networking. At all. My extroverted side is screaming, “Hey! What gives?” My more introverted, introspective side is breathing a sigh of relief. At some point my two sides will work it out and find a...

What are your networking goals for 2012?

As the new year begins, you’re probably in the throes of setting an array of ambitious resolutions, intentions, goals, and strategic plans.  As you do this, be sure to include a few that will guide your business networking as well.  Here are a eight questions...