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Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is

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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…

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Do You Have A Plan?

“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…

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Happy New Year – 2016 and a Gift For You

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…

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Keep Your Customers Coming Back

Posted in Social Media Digital Synectics partners, Nancy O’Connor and Shammi Ram-Dittaprovide common sense tips on extraordinary customer-service. Whether you run your business exclusively online or with a storefront presence, there’s one inescapable fact – the client you have is worth two in the webosphere! The more value you provide for your existing clientele, the…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part FOUR

Hopefully, you have practiced parts 1-3 of Building Relationships through Conversation —  Here is the last post – Part Four. Conversation starter questions/comments: What brings you here? How do you know the host/organizer? What can you tell me about him/her or the organization? I am here because … Where are you from? What do you…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part THREE

Now, you have had time to practice part one and two of building Relationships through Conversation — we are ready to go DEEPER LEVELS OF CONNECTION. Tips for taking conversations to a deeper level of connection:   Be aware of theirs and your comfort zones. Do not be too close or too far from them.…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part TWO

I hope you enjoyed Part ONE of Building Relationships through Conversations — and we will now give you some more tips in Part Two Building Conversation in a Social Situation:In social situations: When you arrive, take time to scan the room and identify someone who is alone to connect with. If no one is alone,…

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Building Relationships through "Conversation" Part ONE

Happy New Year Everyone: Just thought I would talk about starting the New Year and Networking with “Building Relationships throught Conversation” and helping you to get started on this. Sometimes when we are out networking we are thinking about what WE WANT — instead of looking at What we can do for the other person,…

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SHOWING UP ISN'T NETWORKING!

Have you ever attended a business networking event hoping to meet some new potential clients?  You bring lots of business cards + give them out during the event.  You go home thinking you’ve done your part to get some business. WONDER WHY — no one contacts you!  Because coming with business cards in hand is only…

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Connecting-Disconnecting -Social Media

“You have to know what’s important and what’s unimportant, for you. ” ~ David Harold Fink ~ Yesterday while sitting in a restaurant, I noticed about half of the people at their tables were either talking, looking at or text messaging on their cell phones. Walking home I observed people on street corners either checking…

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