February is one of my favorite months to host a Pay It Forward Party because, typically, and probably thanks to Valentine’s Day, most of us seem even more inclined than usual to open our hearts and show some support and a little luv to the awesome people that make up our networking community.
Get the details for my Wed, Feb 12th PIF Party over on Eventbrite and I hope to see you there!
P.S. Feel free to bring a friend, or two, or three…the more the merrier! Just click the button below to share the invite.
(This is a SF Bay Area – East Bay event.)Read More
It’s time for a October Pay It Forward Party in the East Bay! Join us on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 in Emeryville, CA.
*What’s a PIF Party you ask?
Have you ever been frustrated with the outcomes of or behaviors at some of the networking events you attend? Or maybe you’ve witnessed behaviors like the old “I’m talking to you, but try not to notice my eyes scanning every other person’s nametag that walks by please,” to the “So, Debbie, what’s Stillheart?” and then their eyes glazing over because you, your situation or words didn’t immediately appear to be a prospect for them.
Well, a few years ago, I recognized that there had to be a better way to make and cultivate quality connections, so I started having my own networking event know as a “PIF Party.” PIF means to for pay it forward, and at a PIF Party, that’s what people do. The general theme of the event is that each guest comes to the PIF party with the intention of helping others first. And, as can be expected, each person leaves feeling good about the community service they’ve provided by having helped others as well as the help they themselves may have received.
Please feel free to share the invitation with others because the more the merrier!
P.S. My PIF Party has made it through Round 1 of the Intuit Big Game 2014 TV spot contest! Please consider voting to get us to Round 2. Thank you!Read More
I was told it was time to create an Events calendar on my website and this is the month! I know, finally.
I thought I’d send out this post first, as a preview. The new calendar appears on the bottom footer of the Home page and in the right navigation on the other pages of belladomain.com.
You can also sign up for my newsletter to be notified via email as well.
I’ll be at WeWork on June 20th and am speaking on behalf of the SFPCN’s new professional development series. This event will be both a learning and networking event, so you can apply some of what you learn immediately after my presentation.
Sign up via Eventbrite today:
BTW, I’m always on the lookout for additional opportunities to inspire and motivate others via speaking opportunities for which I’m paid. I do make myself available for one promotional/free speaking gig per quarter too though, so please send any requests for speakers you may come across my way. Thank you!
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As a holiday treat, I thought I’d curate and share some of the most popular posts on my blog. I hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Please comment below with which of these was the most relevant to you or your favorite. Thank you!Read More
The holiday networking season is here! Practical advice and tips on making the most of it this year.
As a follow-up to the free Aug conference call I co-hosted with the brilliant author of Branding Basics for Small Business, Maria Ross of Red Slice, I’m offering some FREE tips on my other favorite subject (besides LinkedIn): NETWORKING.
So, before you head off on your Turkey Day weekend, or into Dec, be sure to TAKE 15 MIN TO LISTEN to some practical advice and expert tips on making the most of the many opportunities to connect during the holiday networking season.
I promise, you’ll gain a little more confidence and a lot more spring in your step!
And remember: Networking is a key tool in your marketing toolkit.
Here’s the link to the tips and my interview with Huffington Post contributor, Mary Eileen Williams: http://bit.ly/TF501112 (please be patient, takes a little bit to queue up)