3 Ways to Make the Most of an Event or Conference

3 Ways to Make the Most of an Event or Conference

Conference and event season is underway! When you attend an event or conference, you are investing your time, your energy and your money.  How do you ensure that you get a great return on that investment?  Here are 3 simple ways that you can guarantee your event experience is positive, productive and profitable. 1.  Get…

Business Networking: Use the Buddy System

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Does walking into a room full of people at an event, conference or networking meeting feel intimidating or uncomfortable to you? You are NOT alone! (Confession time – it scares my stilettos off sometimes, too!) Nobody said that you have to network on your own.  In fact, isn’t it more in line with what networking…

Business Networking Blunders: Revenue Before Relationships

Business Networking Blunders: Revenue Before Relationships

Have you ever met someone at a networking event, meeting or conference that seemed to look at you with dollar signs in their eyes? Yeah, me too.  And I don’t like it.  In fact, it irritates me — on several levels. First, it’s the fact that they are perpetuating the “bad reputation” that networking sometimes…

Business Networking: “Help Me . . . Help You!”

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There’s a question that the REALLY good connectors and relationship-builders ask of those they meet: “How can I help you?” The first time I heard it, I was caught off guard and didn’t quite know how to respond.  I mean, really?  You’re interested in helping ME?  Wow — now that’s a different approach to networking!…