Posts Tagged "sharing"

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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What do you want shelved in 2012

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It’s time to start your “What I Need to Shelve for 2012″ list. Every Thanksgiving over our turkey dinner my husband and I start to talk about the things from the current year that we do NOT want to carry with us into the next. Here’s a post I wrote with the start of last year’s list and an explanation of why I think this is a worthwhile exercise.   Put it on a shelf!...

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What I Don’t Want to See Again in 2010

Posted by on Dec 20, 2010 in strategy | 2 comments

A leave behind list is something I usually start over Thanksgiving weekend. It includes all the things I would like to leave behind at the end of the year so I can start the next one with a clean slate. I’ve included everything on my past lists from bad behaviors (eating after 8 pm), to ineffective financial policies (not requesting payment in advance for certain types of work), to certain types of relationships. Some of my past leave behinds can be found in this blog post from 2008, and a few recent examples include: -Loyalty to certain rewards programs. (So long American Express...

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Thank You Notes 101

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in strategy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Thank You Notes 101” is the title I decided to give this blog post because it’s better for SEO, but I really wanted to name it “Why Bother With Thank You Notes” or “Thank You Notes and then some…” I know a lot of folks think that thank you notes are more in the realm of etiquette, but I believe they are not only a sign that someone has good manners, they also indicate what I refer to as “basic business savvy.” Not much else creates the same impression or positive social capital as a well written, genuine and timely thank you note. (Earlier this year, I even wrote...

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Learning to Love LinkedIn Tip #10

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 in biz dev, Career, networking, resources | 0 comments

My #10 and final tip for 2010? Read this blog post titled, “20 LinkedIn Case Studies for Personal Branding” from Kyle Lacy. I spotted it on the Personal Branding Blog. I’m grateful that Kyle culled these stories and saved me the trouble! I think my favorite is #11 because it mentions that Jeff Ragovin of Buddy Media “..found success with quality not quantity.” I’m certain reading this motivating post will generate some new ideas for career as well as business development activities for the new year. Enjoy! P.S. If you need help developing a strategy for...

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