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Don’t just network for networking’s sake

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I happen to know the undisputed King of Networking. This guy has over the years perfected the art of the schmooze. He rolls from Chamber breakfast to BNI lunch to stacked one-on-ones, business card in hand, elevator pitch on point. He’s the guy everyone in the room likes. He’s a charmer. He’s a brilliant conversationalist. He’s on a first-name basis …

Make your best first impression!

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A few years ago, Laura and I gave a series of talks on the importance of first impressions, and just what a solid first impression means to your business. One example she loved to give was the story of how her search for a dermatologist to consult with ended on a sour note (for a local dermatology office). Receptionist: “Dr. Dermotologist’s …

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Don’t spread the Suitcase Blues

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Participating in a trade show can cost a lot of money. I’ve worked shows that cost hundreds of dollars, and I’ve worked shows where the bill totaled in the tens of thousands of dollars. When you figure in the cost of booth, electric, audio-visual, Internet access, hotel, transportation, food and staff, trade show participation is a major commitment. Sure, the …

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Nothing against emojis – except everything

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When I heard that someone had taken the time to translate the Holy Bible into Emoji, my first thought was to write a blog post in Emoji. But I can’t. Which is to say that I can, but I won’t. Words, you see, mean things. Actual, specific things. Used with precision, words can wound – they can cut, they can …