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.
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 […]
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, […]
Do you know how to proofread? Please note I am not asking if you proofread your work, but if you know how to do so, effectively. Far too many people appear to think that using the spell check program on their computer constitutes proofreading, when in fact all spell check does is search for misspelled […]
How much thought do you give to the impression you make on other people? Now, you may say what others think isn’t important because you are confident in who you are and what you can do. You may say it’s something you consider often — your reputation is everything, and you want people to think […]
I still remember one of the first lessons I learned in kindergarten. It came to mind the other day because I more or less tripped over it. I stopped for a quick lunch at a favorite spot and while I was eating, a man came in, seating himself at the table behind me. He caught […]
Happy 2014! A fresh new year, perhaps the start of something different, or an enterprising approach to something more familiar? I had the opportunity to meet a variety of different people over the past few weeks, many from different parts of the world. Our conversations were interesting and fun, because even if we did not […]
Over the years, I have seen — and received — a variety of reactions from people when they learn of my profession. One of the most memorable experiences took place at a luncheon I was attending; I was new to an organization and acquainted with some of the other attendees but the future friendships we […]
I am often asked about how to follow-up after a job interview, especially when a few weeks have passed and there has been no word. Unfortunately, it seems that many employers don’t contact the people they have interviewed to let them know of the final decision and it must be assumed that no news is […]