8 Tips for Successful Business Networking

Build a two-way relationship.  Networking is a two-way relationship:  give and take.  When building a relationship think about how you can help others, not just what the person can do for you.  Be genuine, authentic, and trustworthy. Select meaningful networking events.  Attending multiple networking events without assessing the meaningfulness will lose its effectiveness.  Pick groups […]

Professionalism: Integrity

How often do we encounter professionals who say they are going to do something and actually do it?  There are many instances where promises are made and not followed through.  People who possess “integrity” are honest; they don’t exaggerate, ignore, or omit.  Those with integrity follow through on what is said, commitments made, and promises […]

Check It Off! comes to Vromans

Swing by one of Vromans Bookstores and pick up my book, Check It Off!   Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 626-449-5320 Vroman’s Newsstand 695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 626-449-5320 Vroman’s Hastings Ranch 3729 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 626-351-0828

8 Steps to a Professional Online Presence

Lontos, Pam; Ciske, Martha. The American Salesman 55.9 (Sep 2010): 11-14. Abstract Creating a professional online presence is a must for businesses these days. Many business professionals are wondering how they can be online without sacrificing personal privacy or appearing less than business or Internet savvy. The following strategies can help you feel more comfortable […]

This Week: Listening Matters

Author:Maria Simpson, Ph.D. reading time: about five minutes Since last week’s election I’ve been hearing the same analysts that talked about the tone and style of the debates now talking a lot about listening and how so many people failed to listen carefully to others and understand their concerns. Mediators hear this all the time […]