So you’re a social media expert now?

Social media is a vehicle (my car)A recent email from a friend started this way after she saw that I was doing some workshops on social media. Another commented that she was surprised and didn’t see that as in alignment with what I speak and write about. Continue reading

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Compliments and Connections

ComplimentRecently I stepped into the elevator with a beautiful woman. She was tall, probably in her late sixties, with silver hair fashionably styled and her makeup skillfully applied. She was dressed in a stylish black and white outfit which looked great with her hair. I’d seen her before. She didn’t look up when I entered. Continue reading

Like a Mutt at Westminster

“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.” Oprah Winfrey

Selfie with Sallie

Sallie Krawcheck with leadership team of
85 Broads Atlanta Chapter

Did you ever hear the one about the farmer who took his mutt to the dog show? As the story goes, this old farmer heard that a highfalutin dog show was coming to town so he started cleaning up his old mongrel to take to the show. A neighbor saw him making preparations and asked, “Now, come on! Do you really think that ole dog is gonna win anything?”

“No,” replied the farmer. “He won’t win but, Man! Won’t he be in good company!”

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Networking is about relationships

(This blog is an excerpt from my program on “Networking to Build a Book Platform” for a Memoir Writing Workshop with Ronda Rich on September 14, 2013)writing workshop

What is networking? Webster’s Dictionary defined networking as, “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically :  the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” Two key words to note here. “Exchange.” Networking has give and take. “Relationships.” Networking is about building relationships. Before we go on let’s look at what networking is not. Continue reading