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Three Little Things: Networking 101–Follow Up is Critical

So you’ve attended an event. You practiced open-ended questions before you went, you met a couple of people and had some great conversation. And you collected a whole lot of business cards. Now what do you do? Prompt follow-up is critical to building relationships you initiated at the event. Here are three little things you … Read more

Three Little Things: Networking 101–How To Get the Conversation Going

If you’re not naturally extroverted, the thought of walking into a room full of strangers and trying to start a conversation may give you the willies. Take it from a raving extrovert, even we sometimes have a hard time connecting with people we don’t know. Yet making connections is critical to building business or finding … Read more

Three Little Things: Networking 101–Prepare for the Event

Whether you’re a consultant or an employee looking for a new job, networking is a key skill. And even if you’re extroverted networking can be, well, work. As a colleague, Péllo Walker, president of Daily Digital Imaging, says, “It’s called networking for a reason. It’s not net-drinking. It’s not net-chatting. It’s networking.” If you’re not … Read more

Three Little Things: How to Change

Change isn’t easy. Sometimes you know you need to change but don’t know how or where to start. It’s a lot like planning a trip: you have a starting point and a destination; all you need to do is figure out the route. Here are three little things you can do to get moving: Understand … Read more

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Three Little Things: What To Do With Feedback

You’ve asked for feedback and gotten it. There are some things you do well; some things you’re not so good at and never will be. That’s true for all of us. For example, early in my professional career I was told I was “great with people” and lousy doing any task that required more than … Read more

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Three Little Things How To Ask for Feedback

Feedback is an important part of professional and personal development; you really do need to know what you’re doing right and where you may need support. It can be tough to ask for–and sometimes people aren’t comfortable delivering it–but unfocused feedback isn’t very helpful. So here are three little steps to help you get started … Read more

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Three Little Things: Taking the First Step

Sometimes things seem overwhelming. You’ve got a lot on your plate, there’s too much to do, and there’s never enough time. Everyone wants everything Right Now. You’re feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed, and you just don’t know where to start. Here are three little things to help you bust that logjam and get moving again. 1. … Read more

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