Is networking manipulative?

I really creeped out my friend at dinner recently. We were talking about some of the stuff I teach in my We Hate Networking courses (this), and it totally rubbed her the wrong way. "What?! You're saying you would deliberately ask someone to help you with something to make them like you? That's so gross [...]

By | 2018-10-19T09:40:36+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Coffee Meetings 102: Ready or not

It's go time, folks. You're in a coffee shop facing the actual human you've got a coffee date with. It's a golden opportunity to make a doozy of an impression and maybe even a supporter for life. So... how do you do it? Captain Obvious says: make it about them Most expert types (including me) [...]

By | 2018-09-13T14:34:36+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coffee Meetings 101: Are you ready?

Are you giving good coffee? Coffee meetings are great, even if you're like me and don't actually drink coffee (don't start with me, caffeine heads - it keeps me up all night long). Seriously, though, meeting one on one to figure out what the deal is with another person is networking at its finest, as [...]

By | 2018-08-30T14:00:34+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battle of the Sexes: Networking Edition

Is networking different for women and men? How do issues of gender play into the history of networking? Does it matter? I believe there is a of yin and yang to networking. Whether because of history, or convention, or natural inclination, there are networking activities that are more strongly associated with women and others that [...]

By | 2018-08-15T13:27:02+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Biggest Barrier To Networking Success

No Foolproof Formula Sometimes, even if you follow all the expert advice, read all the books, and take all the courses, success is still elusive. This is true in any endeavour, but especially true in the world of networking and interpersonal relationship development. It can be tough to know the reason why, but there is [...]

By | 2018-05-02T14:19:12+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Think Socializing Is Too Hard, You’re Right

Having a social life can feel like a full time job As someone who teaches and fosters social skills any way she can, I'm often struck by the unfairness of it all. Why do we live in a world where acquiring and maintaining one of the most basic human needs is such a struggle? Why [...]

By | 2018-04-19T11:08:07+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments