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Your Introduction Can Make Or Break You

By Donna | September 27, 2018
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Your Introduction Can Make Or Break You     How many times have you gone to a networking event unprepared? That is to say, how many times have you gone without a thought to what you are going to say or how you are going to make an impression on others?  Did you ever consider…

Four Areas to Strengthening Your Networking Skills

By Donna | September 19, 2018
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Four Areas to Strengthening Your Networking Skills You know I’ve been doing this for over twenty years. Well, I still refresh my skills periodically and make sure that I’m at the top of my game. Why? No matter how long you’ve been networking, you can benefit from a quick review of areas where you can…

Prepare for Your Next Networking Event

By Donna | September 6, 2018
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Prepare for Your Next Networking Event Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell   It’s the first week of September. Families have ended their summer vacations, the kids are back to school, and you’re seriously hunkering back down into work mode. And that means Networking! But are you prepared…

Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is

By Donna Willon | September 10, 2018
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Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is   To many people, networking seems like a daunting process. For some, even the thought of attending a networking event provokes enough anxiety that they avoid an event altogether. The term “networking” can conjure up images ranging from walking into a room filled with strangers and trying…

Networking Tip – Are You Referable??

By Donna Willon | March 22, 2018

Here is an interesting exercise — We are all out their networking – trying to build business relationships – BUT — How Referable are you really ?? If you are not getting enough referrals your your business relationships aren’t growing as much as you would like them to — You may find this an interesting…

What Is A Strategic Alliance

By Donna Willon | May 19, 2016

What Is A Strategic Alliance Strategic Alliances is: an opportunity arising from complementary interactions by two or more parties, that then form a group or a company to share/merge their; databases, industry information, referrals and prospects while jointly absorbing the marketing, sales and distribution costs associated with this business development. Complementary Companies are: companies that…

Do You Have A Plan?

By Donna Willon | May 19, 2016

“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow…

Happy New Year – 2016 and a Gift For You

By Donna Willon | December 29, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone – Wishing you the best in 2016. I thought I would start the New Year off with a Gift For You — The Gift of SILENCE….. and a few Questions you can ask yourself to help you have the life you want, the business you want and a lot of Peace…

Give Before You Expect To Receive

By Donna Willon | June 17, 2015

We’re Getting Into Summer – More Casual , More Relaxed — but…. This is a great time to Remember:  GIVE BEFORE YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE! Our Motto – is more “we and less me” – this is all part of building a relationship and taking an interest in other people , asking them questions, giving them…

10 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

By Donna Willon | June 3, 2015

Networking Mistake 1.     Missing opportunities. Networking doesn’t happen just during scheduled meetings.  You could meet someone who’s a potential networking contact in just about any setting.  The more prepared you are to switch into “networking mode” on short notice the more likely you are to maximize your networking results. 2.    Ignoring the When and Where. On…