Do you serve on a Board of Directors or a Committee?

Do you serve on a Board of Directors or a Committee? Keys to having a better Board of Directors/Committee Experience... If you have volunteered any of your valuable time to a non-profit organization whether serving on a Board of Directors or a Committee for a certain event, you have found one thing to be true...lots of meetings!! Why so many meetings? Could you accomplish the same things in a shorter amount of time or with fewer meetings? YES, you can. So, why don't we? I say "we" because I have served on many BODs and Event Committees and have participated/sat…
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A Thanksgiving Networking Challenge

Five Questions for Family and Friends During the Holidays...A Thanksgiving Networking Challenge Can't network because you are planning on spending time with family and friends during the holidays? When I hear this excuse it makes me believe that the networker I am speaking with has not grasped the true meaning of networking. I'll remind you again, networking is the sharing of information, ideas, and resources. If you are not sharing information, ideas, and resources with your friends and family what are you talking about? You are most likely talking about the weather, sports, food, etc. While these topics are great…
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Always be inviting!

Networking Tip: If you follow this tip it will make your networking life extremely easy. In my opinion, networking is all about the next step in the process. My friend Patty Farmer of Patty Farmer International, calls it NEXTworking. The quickest way I know to plug someone into my network is to ALWAYS be INVITING. Whether you are inviting someone to a 1-on-1 over coffee, a luncheon, a ribbon cutting event, an opportunity presentation, a training, a seminar, a spa party, a jewelry party, or a cocktail party the informed networker will have the information ready to pass along in…
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