Posts tagged "face-to-face"

Reinvent Your Career NOW - Here's Why

    When you start thinking about your new-year resolutions for 2015, add “reinvent my career”.  The world of work is changing more than more everyday and 2015 promises to be a year of uber change.  Organizations will continue to merge throwing many people out of work.  You don’t know if you’ll be one of... Read more »

3 Linkedin Super Tips

  Update your profile every quarter.  Linkedin notifies your connections of the update which increases your visibility.  TIP – Make a note on your calendar for June 1, September 2 and December 1 to remind yourself to make updates Write your profile in the first person…i.e. I am a financial professional who focuses….This style makes... Read more »

What Business Courage Looks Like

It takes more courage than ever to be in business today.  How do I know that?  Because I own a small business and I have to be brave every day.  Some days, just getting out of bed is the bravest thing to do.  When I started my business seven years ago, I had panic attacks... Read more »
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8 Business Reinvention Tips

Start writing a monthly blog about trends you are seeing in your industry.  Educating your audience helps you become a resource to them.   They will begin to view you as an expert.     Select your top five customers and meet with them quarterly to learn more about their business and how you can help... Read more »

Why we spend more on our pets than we do on our careers.

Just about everyone I know has a pet.  We have a dog.  Casey’s a mutt we got at the human society ten years ago.   She’s a shepherd / akita mix so I refer to her as a “shepkita”.  At last count Casey had at least ten toys that she carries around the basement.  I’d estimate... Read more »

"Don't Pick Your Teeth" And Other Communicating Tips

Yesterday I met with a new networking contact.  We sat at a small table in the lobby of a large hotel downtown and talked for about an hour.  During that 60-minute period my colleague made eye contact with me for about 4 seconds.  The rest of the time her eyes were darting at her shoes,... Read more »
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How to Find "Hard to Find" Employees

I recently met with the CEO of a small trucking company who was lamenting the fact that he couldn’t find applicants to fill driver vacancies he needed to fill. The week before, I met with the owner of a small tech company who can’t find programmers who are willing to stay more than six months... Read more »

15 ways to increase your value.

The name of game today is value…..how do you contribute to the marketplace? Here are fifteen ways to increase your market value: 1. Become a resource for others 2. Connect people to help them grow their networks and business 3. Continuously add new skills to your inventory…i.e. programming, certifications 4. Write a blog 5. Know... Read more »

Strategic Networking Tips #2

Once upon a time there was a business professional who went to lots of networking events and didn’t feel like she was getting any return for her time investment. She came to this realization one day when she was cleaning off her desk and noticed the tiny stack of business cards she’d been collecting. She... Read more »
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Strategic Networking - Tip #1

I think each of us should be prepared to answer this comment “tell me something I don’t know.” For instance, the next time you start a conversation with a friend try this….”did you know that unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it? Or try this “Did you know that 8% of people... Read more »