Once More…You Know What They Say About ASSUMING!

meeting people in NY version 3 300x133 Once More...You Know What They Say About ASSUMING!

Over the last four weeks I’ve needed to travel to Orlando, Florida and then to New York City, New York. When­ever I have the oppor­tu­nity to travel to such places I love tak­ing the oppor­tu­nity to have lunch or cof­fee at “water­ing holes” that the locals like to fre­quent. It really gives a per­son a good per­spec­tive on the com­mu­nity. In addi­tion, if you enjoy meet­ing peo­ple and hav­ing thought pro­vok­ing con­ver­sa­tions, this can be a very good exer­cise to go through. How­ever, it appears that one always has to be on guard against those indi­vid­u­als who come up to you and begin to speak with you about some­thing or another as if they know the world more about the sub­ject than you do. Even though they just met you! Ever meet any­one like that? Read more

But I Don’t Know How to Network with People!

March 18, 2013 by · 19 Comments
Filed under: Networking 

 But I Don’t Know How to Network with People!

At a recent event, some­one I hadn’t met before came up to me and asked me for advice on how to net­work. I was flat­tered that the per­son asked me and puz­zled at the same time. I asked him why he wanted my advice.  He told me that he was observ­ing me and noticed how easy it seemed for me to meet peo­ple and start a con­ver­sa­tion with them. He also men­tioned that I looked calm, relaxed and sin­cerely inter­ested in the per­son I was speak­ing with. That last com­ment caught my atten­tion and is some­thing I hear a lot. Read more

Let’s Listen Up.

ListenA Let’s Listen Up.Lis­ten­ing to the other per­son may be hard to do if you don’t care to lis­ten. That sounds like a pretty straight for­ward of state­ment doesn’t it? But what if you really intend to lis­ten to the other per­son? Do you know if you’re a good listener?

See if you’re guilty of any, if not all, of these:

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The Importance of Eye Contact

February 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Networking, Relationships 

eye contact6 217x300 The Importance of Eye ContactHere’s a sce­nario. You’ve just met some­one and you appear to be hav­ing a nice con­ver­sa­tion. The topic of dis­cus­sion looks to be a joint area of inter­est for you and the per­son you’re speak­ing with. How­ever, you notice that through­out the con­ver­sa­tion, the per­son is not look­ing at you but more so look­ing over your shoul­der or to their left and to their right. It’s pretty clear that the per­son is not giv­ing their undi­vided atten­tion to the con­ver­sa­tion. Read more

Increasing Likeability

ILikeYOU3 300x178 Increasing LikeabilityWe all know there are many great blogs out in the online world of the inter­net. One of my per­sonal favorites is Guy Kawasaki’s blog. Through his blog, he releases many tid­bits of wis­dom and knowl­edge. In addi­tion to being the co-founder of Alltop.com (an “online mag­a­zine rack” of pop­u­lar top­ics on the web) and the pre­vi­ous “chief evan­ge­list” of Apple, he is also the author of ten books includ­ing Enchant­ment, Real­ity Check and The Mac­in­tosh Way. Accord­ing to Guy, when it comes to being suc­cess­ful in life, your like­abil­ity is a key fac­tor. Regard­less of one’s age, nation­al­ity, knowl­edge or expe­ri­ence, how like­able they are will deter­mine how effec­tive they will be in most sit­u­a­tions. What are ways in which you can increase your like­abil­ity? Read more

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