Don’t Network Like My Neighbor’s Newfoundland

Newfoundland dog

I “met” my neighbor’s Newfoundland, Teddy, today while walking. There’s nothing like taking a leisurely afternoon stroll down the street – and then being chased by a growling, barking 200-plus pound dog. Even though I’m a dog lover, I’m still a bit leery of being charged by large animals, so I simply continued to walk…

Are You Too Busy to Follow Up?

Are You Too  Busy to Follow Up- FB

Let’s see if this sounds familiar. . . You attend lots of mixers, meetings, coffees and conferences. You collect tons of business cards and connect with hundreds, even thousands of people online. But what do you have to show for it? You’re “busy”, but not “busy” in a good way – with clients and customers…

How NOT to be a LinkedIn Loser

Don't Be A LinkedIn Loser

  There’s a common ”online oops” that many of us are guilty of — and it’s making us “LinkedIn Losers.” The other day, I received a typical request to connect via LinkedIn – with the all-too-familiar template invitation of: “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.So-and-So has indicated you are a…

Avoid the Big, Fat, Follow Up Fail

Avoid the Follow Up Fail

  We all fall down on our follow-up from time to time.  We’re human.  It happens. However, I’m calling “Foul!” on the “Big, Fat, Follow-Up Fail” that happens when people lose sight of what follow up is all about. A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a “nice chap” with a lovely…