Networking

22 lessons learned in 22 years

Okay, here is what I have learned over the past 22 years of owning and operating my own company. Discover the work you are passionate about and then do it. If your potential client believes they know more about the services and expertise you provide, then they probably won’t be a good fit as a…

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Challenges of networking in a remote world

Networking has its challenges as I’ve written about previously. During this era of virtual meetings, which have flourished during the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves doing more networking than ever by Zoom (or Skype, Facetime, etc.). Despite the advantages these tools have over the telephone (primarily, being able to “see” the other person during the…

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Turn your contact list into the marketing tool it was meant to be

We all have them. Many of us just don’t know what to do with them. We try to organize them, keep them updated, and we certainly try to find ways to utilize them to network, market or communicate. Unfortunately, many of us just aren’t good at it – we struggle even just to collect them,…

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Fall into networking in a virtual world

Fall is a great time to connect and reconnect, especially with those we may have lost touch with over the summer. In a normal year we might find ourselves talking with friends and colleagues we haven’t seen for many weeks due to vacations, summer travel or business slowdowns. Thinking about our networking challenges this year…

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Elevating Your Elevator Pitch

Note: This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Association for Women in Communications monthly newsletter, Communique. It is used here with permission. Interested in learning about AWC? Visit womcom.org We’ve all heard the term “Elevator Pitch,” that 30-second commercial that we provide when we meet new people at business events. That…

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