I recently attended a networking outing as the guest of Reid and Riege’s Womens Alliance. It was a day of “golf for non-golfers” at the Tumble Brook country club in Bloomfield, CT. I was the guest of estate planning attorney Ingi-Mai Loorand. I made some great new business connections and had a ball. My score didn’t matter, [read more]
I am currently attending my 25th college reunion at Stanford University. It is day #3 of a 4-day extravaganza. Stanford really knows how to host a grand event. I had the opportunity to attend two special events facilitated by classmate Andy Chan. Andy had run career services for Stanford Business School for several years until [read more]
It’s week #3 of the new decade, so how’s your follow-up been thus far? How’s the guilt list? You know, the incomplete promises of “I’ll get back to you on that” or “Let’s have coffee soon” or the thank you cards that you mean to send, but you never get around to it. Remember, your fortune [read more]
I attended a wonderful networking event last night hosted by Reid and Riege law firm. R&R partner, Carol Felicetta is the chair of the firm’s Women’s Alliance program, a fantastic marketing initiative to forge stronger relationships with women clients, referral partners and prospects. I applaud their marketing leadership!
Listen to this audio interview with networking expert, Kathy McAfee and Pete Winiarski, president of the Institute of Success and Goal Achievement on the topic of effective networking and relationship building for business, career and life success. Have you ever felt awkward or uncomfortable networking or following-up with people you’ve recently met? Would you like the tools, [read more]
I found this insightful article by Caroline M.L. Potter on networking between friends and the mistakes that you can easily make if not careful. I give it the thumbs up and wanted to be sure that you had the chance to see it. I have re-posted Caroline’s article here complete and unedited. I especially like [read more]
A simple bit of networking finesse is to have a good memory. Remembering people’s names, faces and details when you see them again (months, weeks or even minutes later) makes a formidable impression on them. You cared enough about them to remember their name. This will make you stand out from the crowd.
I am delighted to share the thoughts of my guest contributor, Medina Jett. Medina is an attorney and compliance professional in the financial services industry, and is the Founder and President of Integrated Compliance Solutions Group, LLC, a regulatory compliance firm providing services to asset management and insurance companies. Learn more about Medina at http://www.i-c-solutions.net/ Medina and I were recently [read more]
Last week I had the privilege of giving a motivational keynote talk during a town hall meeting at The Hartford Insurance Company. My talk was entitled Everyday Leadership: Motivating the Leader in You! My challenge was to use this platform to connect the employees to their new vision statement. I think we got there…or at least [read more]
The ultimate question Unsolicited feedback can backfire. I’ve experienced that several times in my career. I have learned to ask for permission before offering my feedback, observations and suggestions to others. I like to start with the following sentence, which I consider to be the ultimate question: “Are you open to some feedback?”