Do you ever wish you could make networking pay off more quickly? You know that you're not supposed to be too fixated on your bottom line when it comes to networking. Instead, you're supposed to be helpful and focused on making connections.   Here's a secret - you can be helpful AND still improve your bottomline at the same time. It's a matter of giving back, and building
Do you feel awkward when you're at networking events? Are you less than thrilled to attend a networking event and would rather be home with a good book (or even housecleaning) than talk to people you don't even know? There are ways to make networking more comfortable - and more productive - even for shy, nervous, or reluctant networkers. 1. Use your discomfort to your advantage If you
You know that goal setting is a smart idea. And you may have even heard that setting and working towards goals is likely to make you 40% more income.   But still you don't manage to keep at it long enough to get the results you're wishing for... Eleanor Roosevelt said, "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."  And working a good plan successfully
As you're reading this, I'll be on a plane to Edmonton to spend Christmas with my family. I hope too will be able to spend these special days with your loved ones or doing what you love, preferably both, and enjoy time out from the rat race, even if it's just for a day. Holiday traditions are there for a reason - they help us stop and regroup, and even get ready for the next burst
Do you ever wonder how to get better results from all your business networking events? If you think about it, they can be quite an investment in time - and even money. So what do you get in return? If you feel like you're not getting your time or your money's worth, it could be because you're not leveraging the opportunity well enough. And the good news is it might not be all that
Ever wonder what to say when people ask "What do you do?"  If your answer lacks the "WOW" factor you've most likely lost business.  Way back, when I was new to networking, I created quite a few duds of my own. But I quickly realized that resistance wasn't going to get me anywhere, so I learned all I could about networking - including how to create killer 60
This past weekend I spent Saturday at the TEDxCapU event and had the opportunity to hear some great speakers share fresh ideas. The a couple really stood out for me and so here’s some thoughts that most inspired me… Peter van Stolk, founder of Jones Soda, spoke about “change” and the planner vs. the dreamer. I know I have a bit of each but probably lean to the dreamer
Last weekend at Lisa Sasevich’s Impact & Influence event I had the opportunity to hear Robert Allen speak. I’m sure you know the name – Robert is a multiple best-selling author with some of his more recent & popular books being Multiple Streams of Income, Creating Wealth, Nothing Down and The One Minute Millionaire. Robert was very inspirational, engaging and an
At this time of year our thoughts drift to Thanksgiving and the people and the things in our lives that we're thankful for. At least that's how it is supposed to go, but sometimes, when times are tough or extra busy it can be hard to remember that even if there are challenges, we have many things to be grateful for. Expressing gratitude one of the surest ways to not only feel more
When was the last time someone connected with you?  No, not to solicit business or one of those so-called "follow up" calls after a networking event that ends up being a meaningless call or vague pitch of their services. What I'm talking about is a true meaningful connection. You know, when someone reaches out and in a meaningful way somehow touches us - perhaps to offer help,