Check out the video we just got up on YouTube and please share it w/your peeps! Thanks to Keith, Geoff, Marc, Kendra, Julia and Karin for the great giggle (watch – you’ll see).
What a way to Pay It Forward people! Over 80 positive karma creators showed up at The Local Vine Thursday night to contribute to the network effect created when a group of well-intentioned people gather to create some good karma and actually offer help to each other first.
I owe some serious gratitude to Karin Zabel, the new head of the networking team at the PSAMA (she took over for me in Aug), for being the brain child behind combing the forces of PIF Parties with the reach of the Seattle-area American Marketing Association. Thanks again Karin! I’ll definitely be on the lookout for other opportunities to co-host similar PIF-style events during the months to come.
And, while we did manage to sell a few copies of my new book (I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???), the real “win” of the evening was hearing the constant hum of the group learning what other people were working on and what kind of help they needed right now.
All I can think is, what a great way to go into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and even found these Seven Tips for Networking Through the Holidays from Keith Ferrazzi as a great reminder for us all. Happy Turkey Day!!
The word “hire” in this blog post title is not a typo. Over the weekend, I learned that I’m featured online in the NWJobs Blog
named “Hire Ground” as a result of being interviewed by Randy Woods in October. If you’re curious, you can read the article titled, Helping job seekers by ‘paying it foward’ here, which is primarily about the upcoming PSAMA PIF Party on Nov 19. Not only did Randy do a great job explaining what the upcoming PIF event is about, he also accurately nailed my motivations for creating PIF Parties in the first place. So, yes, I’m feeling like I’m on higher ground this week thanks to him. BIG thanks for the lift Randy!
Since my last one in Nov of 2008, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked when I was having another Pay It Forward (PIF) Party. Well, I’m not actually having one, but Seattle’s chapter of the American Marketing Association is, and I was thrilled when they told me and then asked if I’d co-host their version of a PIF Party with them. Boy, talk about paying it forward.
If you’re in or near Belltown/Seattle (or will be) on Thur, Nov 19, from 6-8 pm, please mark your calendars so you can start off the Thanksgiving holiday season on the right foot by attending what they’re calling “Thankful for your Network.”
Details about the event can be found HERE. And, yes, we’ll be selling the first 100 copies of my new book titled, “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???” that night. And, if you buy a book, I’ll be more than happy to sign your copy/copies if you ask me to. I say copies because I do think the book could be a great gift for folks you know that could use a “networking coach-in-a-book” or maybe just some help further developing their networking muscle.
I really hope to see you there and thanks in advance for helping me spread the word!
Because a few of my peeps have expressed some frustration re: my lack of availability these days (how sweet that they miss me!), I thought I’d use my blog to share two of the five things that have had me pretty much out of pocket, but still very much on the grid:
1) A book. It’ll be available for purchase online soon and at an upcoming networking event being hosted by the PSAMA on Nov 19, 2009. It’s entitled, “I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???” and here’s the cover:
2) A blog for G2B Ventures. I’m the official editor and even named it. It’s called G2B Matters. Give it a quick read if you’re at all interested in Environmental Intelligence for Better Business.
I hope you’ll let me know what you think about both! Thanks, peeps.Read More