Types of Networking Events to Add to Your Calendar

Types of Networking Events to Add to Your Calendar

If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you know the importance of growing your network and meeting new people. But where do you start? How do you find networking events, and once you find them, how do you know which ones are the right ones? To avoid feeling overwhelmed, I recommend focusing on three types […]

Standing Out By Stepping Up

Standing Out By Stepping Up

My wife works in finance and has been very successful in climbing the corporate ladder. She’s high in the chain of command and if you were an entry-level employee at the company, she’s someone you’d want to know and learn from. She recently gave a presentation to the company’s incoming interns. Of the hundreds of […]

Building Your Tribe

Building Your Tribe

I’ve spent the last couple weeks speaking at writing conferences around the country which, while tiring, gives me the opportunity to spend time with my primary tribe: publishing people. The time spent with authors, literary agents, editors, and most importantly, readers, are some of the nicest, most supportive people I’ve met and spending time with […]

Raising the Tides for All

Raising the Tides for All

A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend working the Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest’s largest literary festival, and in addition to frantically covering the programs for social media and coordinating media interviews, I had the chance to meet many of the exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers. At one party, I had a drink with […]

The ONE Thing About Networking

The ONE Thing About Networking

All month, we’ve been addressing the importance of networking and making new connections. So today, I’d like to turn the mic (or the blog) over to some of the top networkers and people connectors I know. I asked everyone: What is the ONE thing everyone should understand about networking? Here are their responses: “Be prepared […]

The More You Know

The More You Know

It’s long been said that if you’re not moving forward, then you’re actually moving backwards. I strongly believe the same is true for professional development; if you don’t continue to grow your knowledge base and learn new skills, you will get further and further behind the learning curve. In order to stay competitive in your […]

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Too often, it’s not what you know but who you know. You can have the skills, the experience, and the vision to excel in a job, but without the right referral, advocate, or brand champion, you’ll never get the opportunity demonstrate your ability. Your next promotion, next sale, next client, will most likely be the […]