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Casting a Net when Networking

If you consider yourself a professional in any way, then networking is probably part of your life.  With social media making the world smaller, networking has become an easier thing to do; we can connect with people around the world and become acquainted with people we have never even meet.  And while networking and connecting… Continue reading Casting a Net when Networking

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How to Lose Friends and Influence No One (Reflections from an expert)

After a rough week on social media, some of us are looking at our friends and family saying, "Who ARE you?!?!"  People are engaged in a political civil war.  Families are fighting.  Friends are fighting.  My kids are fighting.  (Just kidding - they are actually playing together and I'm afraid to breathe in case I… Continue reading How to Lose Friends and Influence No One (Reflections from an expert)

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Three reasons your friend in sales is approaching you – and how to handle it

I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm in sales.  But I also don't like the approach of many salespeople.  I instinctively cringe or roll my eyes when I see some of them.  Some of us are conditioned to think the worst and assume that they only have their own interests in mind.  I… Continue reading Three reasons your friend in sales is approaching you – and how to handle it