Networking events are for meeting people, and it’s expected that you will excuse yourself and move along. How you do so impacts how you will be remembered.
“Sticks & stones may break my bones … ” Unfortunately, words do hurt, and harsh criticism, name calling, and sarcasm are doing damage every day.
Do you have a photo on your LinkedIn profile page? My immediate tip to not take someone seriously on LinkedIn is the lack of a photo; most spam profiles don’t have one. Whenever I receive an invitation to connect, I click on the person’s profile page. Often times, the name is familiar but I can’t […]
One of the best things about networking is the people you meet and the conversations you have. I recently reconnected with a woman I had met several years ago through a networking group. As we caught up on what has been happening in our lives and where we are in our businesses, we reminisced about […]
How does the song go? “Friends and family who are dear to us, gather near to us…” Well, I may be taking a few liberties with the words but for some, there is nothing more exciting than the thought of friends and family, all gathered round. For others, it’s an “Oy, this is going to […]
The holidays can be a stressful time, and feeling like you have to plaster on a false smile and emit that “this is the happiest time of year!” glow can be overwhelming for many people. So may I suggest we let ourselves – and others — off the hook? If you know of someone who is […]
I once met a gentleman at a luncheon; we met for coffee a week later. Three years after that, I was contacted by a colleague of his and asked if I was interested in working with them on a training project. Although the original gentleman is no longer there, I have continued working with Clark […]
I am not a difficult customer. Having spent many years on the other side of that counter, I understand what it is like to work with the public for hours at a time, answering questions, providing information, solving problems. But it is also because of that experience that I have a heightened awareness of how […]
When a business considers what type of customer service they offer, they should always do so from the customer’s perspective, not their own. When a customer has a problem, the business is usually more interested in offering reasons, explanations, justifications or excuses as to why things happened or are done in such a specific way, […]
A few weeks ago we had a death in our family. It was discovered that our little dog, Toby, had a large tumor in his mouth and ten days later, he was gone. We have had him and his brother Zack for over 13 years – ever since they were nine weeks old. It has […]