3 Old School Ways of Making Meaningful Connections

3 Old School Ways of Making Meaningful Connections

While I love technology for systematizing my business and empowering me to grow a team around the country, when it comes to making meaningful connections, I prefer to go at it old school-style. In a world where our inboxes are jammed and we’re inundated with notifications and alerts at all hours of the day, opting […]

3 Relationships for Growing Your Business

3 Relationships for Growing Your Business

You understand the importance of networking and making meaningful connections, but are you filling your network with the right people? What types of people should you be connecting with, and how? If you’ve heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” but you’re not really sure WHOM you need to connect […]

How to Network on Social Media

How to Network on Social Media

I see too many people spending more time on social media marketing and not enough time on social media networking. You may have thousands of social media followers, but are those followers translating into customers? Or brand champions? Or partners? In this video, I take you through the step-by-step process for making new connections on […]

How to Network One-on-One

How to Network One-on-One

While networking events and conferences are great for meeting new people, real connections are made one-on-one. In this video, I’m sharing how to have more effective one-on-one meetings that will lead to long-term, beneficial relationships. After you watch the video, download my free Networking Event Checklist. This will help you be fully prepared to walk […]

How to Follow Up After a Networking Event

How to Follow Up After a Networking Event

If you want to make meaningful connections, swapping business cards at a networking event is only the first step. Building a relationship with someone and growing your network requires follow up. I see too many people return from a networking event with a pocket full of business cards, but then they just let them sit […]

How to Network at a Conference

How to Network at a Conference

As an introvert, I understand how challenging it can be to walk into a networking event and attempt to make connections. The idea of talking to people about yourself and your business can cause stress and anxiety. In this video, I’m sharing how you can network more effectively…and leave that stress behind. And don’t forget […]

Becoming Memorable in a Quick Hit Culture

Becoming Memorable in a Quick Hit Culture

The world we live in moves very fast, and so do the people within it. There are more people and things vying for our attention, and we’re constantly trying to keep up. We skim emails, watch the first few seconds of videos, and scroll through headlines, looking for just a quick hit, just the gist, […]

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 […]