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Event: February is a great time for a Pay It Forward Party!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in networking, pay it forward, pif party

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.

Eventbrite - Feb PIF Party & Networking Event: Show Your Network Some LUV

 

(This is a SF Bay Area – East Bay event.)

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October is a great month to have a Pay It Forward Party!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in pay it forward, pif party

It’s time for a October Pay It Forward Party in the East Bay! Join us on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 in Emeryville, CA.

Pay It Forward

Click here to register for the upcoming PIF Party via Eventbrite today!

*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.

Be sure to click here (or below) to register for the upcoming PIF Party via Eventbrite and secure your spot today!

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!

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It’s time for the 1st Pay It Forward Party in the East Bay!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in networking, pay it forward, pif party

THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR A DATE IN OCTOBER AT A VENUE IN SF! PLEASE SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF OUR FUTURE EVENTS. YOU CAN USE THIS LINK TO BE IN THE LOOP: http://eepurl.com/khfH1

It’s time for the 1st Pay It Forward Party in the East Bay! Join us on Wed, Sept 18, 2013 in Emeryville, CA.

Pay It Forward

Click here to register for the upcoming PIF Party via Eventbrite today!

*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.

Be sure to click here to register for the upcoming PIF Party via Eventbrite and secure your spot today!

Please feel free to share the invitation with others because the more the merrier!

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Get Your Gratitude On and Show Thanks to Your Network

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in networking, pay it forward, pif party

If you’re in the SF Bay Area on Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 please join us for the Thankful For Your Network PIF Party & Networking event at NextSpace Union Square! Register below or check out the invite on Eventbrite.

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To whom do I write the thank you card?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in marketing, networking, pif party, strategy

As tough as things have been for most of us these past few years (we’re definitely included in this), I feel that I have so much for which to be grateful this Thanksgiving and now just need to know to whom I write the thank you card?

Between finally getting out of dreary and “frosty” Seattle, thanks to Keith (my incredibly creative and talented husband) landing an amazing opportunity at what we’re pretty certain is his dream interactive agency in San Francisco, and a healthy and happy enough circle of family and friends, I thought I had been blessed enough. However, by seriously shaking things up in our lives and shifting the energy around this year, it appears the universe is now directing some of that famous California sunshine on the many seeds I’ve planted these past few years.

So, why do I want to share some of what I have to be grateful for today? Well, beside it being Thanksgiving, and simply wanting to share my excitement over recent events, I think it is worth explaining that the type of content creation, publicity and media exposure I share below demonstrates what I can also do for my clients. It took plenty of hard, smart and efficient work, and a little bit of good fortune, but it was mainly strategy, tactics and persistent follow-up that made most of what I share below happen.

I'm at a networking event--Now What??? by Sandy Jones-KaminskiSome of the most significant sprouting is around my writing and content creation in the form of  the little seedling that is my book, “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???” I’d say this little sprout is well on its way to becoming a nice sturdy plant and I have my incredible network of friends, family, contacts, colleagues and fans for helping me get the word out and consistently supporting my efforts in promoting my networking manifesto.  Plus, doing a few 12 Rules of Effective Networking webinars for some non-profits has brought me more good karma than I ever could have imagined and has enabled me to reach way more people than the number of folks that have attended my PIF (pay it forward) Parties to date.  I’ve seen the direct correlation between those webinars and the opportunities that have recently come my way, as well as the new Facebook fans, Twitter followers, Bella Domain Networking group members on LinkedIn, email/blog subscribers and more.

Earlier this year, I was also fortunate enough to get selected as a columnist for WomenEntrepreneur.com where recently my third article for my Networking is Connecting column was recently picked up by FoxNews.com (of all places).  Then, within a few days of that happening, and thanks to a Google alert, I found out that my book was in the #1 spot on the Inc.com 2010 Holiday Gift Guide for business books! Whah?? Such a gift! And with any luck, I’ll soon get to break-even with my publisher, Mitchell Levy of Happy About!

(Soon after the above we noticed that my book was finally ranked less than 100K on Amazon again and was ranked #44,867! It had been in the coveted less-than-100K rank soon after it was released, about a year ago this month.)

Lastly, after spotting the Inc.com recognition, and a few days of jumping up and down with excitement, yesterday, I learned (thanks to another Google alert) that, most likely due to all the activity around these things, I was the featured columnist on the WomenEntrepreneur.com home page (see below)! Sweet!

Now, to whom do you think I should write the thank you card?? Kind of a hard call isn’t it? ;-) Happy Thanksgiving all and please let me know if there is anything I can help YOU be thankful for by next Turkey Day!

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