Three Life Lessons I Learned While Being Stranded at the Airport

I was stuck at the San Diego airport and, with all the planes being diverted to other airports for seven hours, the airport became very full – as in 10 gates, 100’s of people waiting and 1 set of restrooms. It was a standing room only situation and I learned a lot about how people react […]

3 Tips for Booking More Speaking Engagements

How to Fill Your Speaking Calendar I love to be able to meet and share with others through various speaking engagements. However, keeping a speaking calendar full can be challenging at times, especially when you are just beginning. Whether you are new to speaking or a seasoned pro, there are always times that you will […]

Top 5 Things to Never Do at a Networking Event

What NOT to Do at A Business Networking Event Many entrepreneurs avoid going to networking events and it is usually because they either don’t know what to do when they get there, or they don’t know what proper networking etiquette is. For both types of people, I have complied the following list of things to […]

“Can I Pick Your Brain?” What to Do When People Ask You for Free Advice

How to Avoid Giving out Free Advice or Information When you are successful in your business and an expert in your field people want to know what you know. It is only natural. It is also how you make your living; so how do you respond when someone asks to ‘pick your brain’. It’s an […]

How to Make Networking Work for You

Make Networking Work for You Most people have no clue how to network effectively. They attend the wrong meetings, ask useless questions, give a boring introduction and never tell you what you really need to know in order to help them. They are the last to arrive and the first to leave and rush to […]

How Big Is Your Email List – Does Size Really Matter?

Having an extensive email list is usually something that business owners and entrepreneurs strive for. However, if you have 1,000 email addresses on your list, but only half of them fit your target audience or if most of those receiving your emails just delete your email as soon as it hits their inbox, is bigger […]

Has Social Media Replaced Face To Face Networking?

Social media is a great place to find and make initial contact with strategic partners or influencers as well as groups of your target audience. However, once you have made that initial contact through social media and you make the decision that there is synergy, how do you start building a relationship? After we make […]

Tweetups… A Great Strategy for Conference/Event Networking?

I love to connect with my online network of friends and colleagues when I’m attending a conference or event in their area. It makes traveling more rewarding, fun and profitable as well. Great collaborations always seem to follow, so I’d like to share a few tips for arranging successful Tweetups. Use your social media lists […]

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