Posts Tagged "common sense"

A Great Primer on Networking

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in networking, strategy | 0 comments

Here’s a link to a GREAT primer from Portland’s Neighborhood Notes blog that’s titled, “How Small Business Owners Should Be Networking.” It’s really all about the basics of networking for everyone and even covers how to utilize new school tools to make the most out of in-person opportunities. Below are the first few paragraphs to hopefully entice you into reading the rest of the post: Networking doesn’t have to feel like a sale. Or an awkwardly ostentatious forum for egotistical schmoozing and one-upmanship. Networking should feel more like...

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Networking myths debunked

Posted by on Dec 16, 2009 in networking, pay it forward | 0 comments

This morning I had the exciting challenge of living up to the introduction I received below at an event hosted by Matt Youngquist of Career Horizons: Topic: Networking Tips, Technique & Etiquette Guest Speaker: Sandy Jones-Kaminski, President of Bella Domain & Author of “I’m At a Networking Event: Now What?” In this next meeting, we’ll be joined by a good friend of Career Horizons and one of the top local experts on professional networking, Sandy Jones-Kaminski of Bella Domain.  Having recently published her new book, mentioned above, Sandy has agreed to come share some of...

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best left behind in 2009

Posted by on Dec 14, 2009 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It’s time to start making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2009. As I shared last year, a few years ago, my hubby and I learned about an incredibly helpful year-end tradition that we’ve embraced. For us, and other folks that aren’t fans of a new years resolution list, making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2009 allows us all to create space for the things we really want to have in our lives in the new year. Be sure you can print it though, and then on New Year’s Eve say a little “goodbye” to your entire list...

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To accept or not accept

Posted by on Feb 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

No doubt due to the increase in unemployment rates, many of us have seen an increase in LinkedIn invitations in our inbox.  I’m all for helping and connecting people that I’ve met and/or know via a trusted contact, but for those unrecognizable or unsolicited invitations (and especially those that don’t even bother to personalize their invite, which LinkedIn makes so very easy to do), I thought I’d go ahead and share a set of guidelines from LinkedIn that I abide by: Invitation to Connect Only accept an invitation if you know the sender and want them in your...

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best left behind for an auspicious 2009

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in strategy | 0 comments

A few years ago, my husband and I learned about an incredibly helpful year-end tradition that we’ve embraced as our own and have even shared with a few close friends. IMHO, this is an especially great exercise for those that aren’t huge fans of new years resolution lists.  Instead, why not consider leaving behind what you don’t want to carry into 2009?  This way, you’ll create space for the things you really want to have in your life in the new year. Just start making a list of the things you’d like to leave behind in 2008. Be sure you can print it though, and...

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