Adventures in Anti-Networking: 5 Ways to Repel Potential Connections

Sometimes even my colorful imagination can’t grasp this stuff. I’m talking about the odd, puzzling, and sometimes offensive things people do in the name of networking. Several such things happened to me since my last post, which (I know, I know) was several...

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...

For those building their networking list

In my last blog post, I wrote about the satisfaction you can experience when you choose to intentionally pare back an overstuffed or outdated contact database or address book.  I received several comments from people who agreed this mindful purging felt empowering and...