Do you often hate yourself the morning after attending a networking event? Let’s put an end to that!
Register for a FREE zero-calorie afternoon break and G+ Hangout on Wed, June 11, 2014, where you will learn:
How to redefine networking into an activity that’s ultimately satisfying and even energizing (instead of exhausting)
Why exchanging resources is more important than exchanging business cards
How a pay-it-forward attitude can (and should!) be applied to networking and building good social karma
How to remember names via a simple and easy technique that will boost your confidence & increase your credibility
If any of these resonated with you, be sure to sign up for the 1st of 3 Afternoon Snack & Give Backs offered this June by yours truly and a fab new collaborator/friend of Bella Domain Media, Nikki Rausch, also know as “Your Sales Maven.”
You’ll get all the details once you register via this page and we hope you can join us!
BTW, there will be a Q&A (if time allows) and seriously-special offer presented at the end of the Hangout, so make sure you stick around until the end!
Here’s the link again in case you want to share it with others: http://bit.ly/GivebackH1 (Thank you if you do!)
P.S. If you can’t join us, and don’t have my helpful book yet, I thought I’d make this easy:Read More
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
Well, 2013 is almost a wrap and, to sum up a pretty great year, I’m sharing my top 5 articles/posts of 2013. You loved (and shared) them the first time, so here they are one more time — I hope you enjoy!
- 10 of My Favorite Quotes About Networking
- 7 Savvy Networking Tips
- The 10 Things I Do on LinkedIn Each and Every Week
- 3 Simple Steps to Get Started With a Company Page on LinkedIn
- 3 Things You Should Do On LinkedIn Sooner Rather Than Later
P.S. Last chance to take advantage of $50 off 2013 prices for a 2 hr personalized Boost Your Brand on LinkedIn session. Click here to secure this special pricing!Read More
Wordle is a cool tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text you type in or cut and paste into it (your LinkedIn recommendations, for example).
You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share on your website, LinkedIn profile, speaker sites, etc.
I decided to do one on my Speaker recommendations on LinkedIn and one my LinkedIn training recos. Check ‘em out (click to view larger):
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