Digital Sabbath

I don’t know about your life, but I am one busy woman! I have A LOT going on, All. The. Time. I have many roles in my life: Wife Mother Business woman Church attendee Friend Etc. Each of those roles give me the opportunity to connect with important people in my life. Even though I…

Continue Reading →

Twitter Purge

I think Twitter is a fun, crazy mess! Once I heard someone say: “Facebook is the backyard BBQ, LinkedIn is the board room, and Twitter is happy hour!”. That is so true! Twitter is loud, lots of people crammed into a small space, you can only hear bits and pieces of conversations, and there are…

Continue Reading →

LinkedIn Technique for Success

Want to know my most valuable technique for success with LinkedIn? Use it regularly. Yep, that’s it. Just use LinkedIn regularly. A lot people have LinkedIn accounts, but few use it regularly. As with anything in your life, if you rarely use it, you won’t have success with it. The trick is to figure out when you’ll use…

Continue Reading →

Social Media on Your Business Card

Have you ever looked at a business card that has too much information printed on it? It drives me nuts when I see a business card that has address, phone number, fax number, cell number, websites, information about the company products and/or services, the company logo, etc. Then add on top of all that contact…

Continue Reading →

Problem with Business Cards

Business cards… Those small pieces of card stock paper that get such a hard time for existing! I really think that people love to hate business cards. There are several reasons why people have a problem with business cards… at least I’ve heard from hundreds of people over the years about how they struggle with…

Continue Reading →

What Are You Going To Do With The Last 100 Days Of The Year?

Eek! Can you believe it – there are 100 days left for 2016! What are you going to do with these last days of the year? How will you take advantage of the precious commodity of time? Often I hear people say that they just don’t have time to manage their careers. People are busy…

Continue Reading →

Teaching Kids How to Network

As a parent, I notice things about kids and the working world that never used to concern me when I was in the B.C. era (that’s before children era). Now, I’m keenly aware of the importance parent’s role in teaching their kids to interact in social settings. While your kids may not be attending official…

Continue Reading →

Food at Networking Events

It kills me to hear someone say the following about networking meetings: “I don’t want to pay $25 for a networking lunch. That’s too expensive for a meal!” I shake my head because clearly that person doesn’t realize that networking is NOT about the food. Food is typically offered because of the time of day…

Continue Reading →

5 Tips for Effective Networking

My favorite way to see people improve their career is by effective networking. I’ve personally benefited from networking, but I’ve seen many other people benefit by networking too, so that’s why I’m such a fan! Here are some tips for effective networking:  1. Go often. Find a group that resonates with you and attend often.…

Continue Reading →

Conference Information Overload

Attending conferences and conventions are great ways to connect with other people in your field. But, have you ever attended a conference and come away with your head spinning? Gathered all that info and NOW what? I attend conferences a few times a year because I always connect with interesting people, learn helpful new aspects about industry…

Continue Reading →