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The Rundown: Skip the Small Talk

  Small talk is the enemy.  Small talk must end. So says writer Starlee Kine in an early episode of the popular radio program This American Life. In the episode (one that my sister and I often quote to one another) Kine s...

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3 Things to Always Give To Get More Out of Your Networking

We constantly read or hear about the importance of networking. How it can take just one person whom we happen to meet at a networking event, which can be the key that leads us to finding a new client, to getting a new job, or t...

Building Your Professional Network

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Millions of attendees participate in conventions, conferences, congresses, trade shows and exhibitions each year. Are you one of the millions? I recently attended the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, California. I had been looking...


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4 Simple Ways to Get Noticed at Networking Events

When you’re just starting out in the corporate world, networking events can be really daunting. As Career Girls, you’re told networking events are the key to career success and give you the opportunity to meet impor...

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9 Steps To Making A Strong First Impression

You only get one chance to make a first impression. It is cheesy, but it is true. Make the most of a first impression with these tips. Smile. This is the easiest way to show that you are friendly. Firm handshake. Limp handshake...

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3 Reasons to Attend a Lean In Event

The Sheryl Sandberg authored phenomenon, Lean In finally made its way to the Bluegrass state, when a group of Louisville, Kentucky professional women decided to host a Lean In Kickoff Event. I attended the sold out event with ...


5 Tips for Conference Networking

In the higher education and student affairs world, conference season is upon us! Around this time, many professional organizations host their annual regional and national conferences. I recently returned from a regional NACADA ...

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Group Exercise and Making New Friends

About two months ago I decided to take advantage of a Living Social Deal for one month of unlimited boot camp classes. I was hesitant to go alone to a boot camp class where I would know NO ONE. Part of me wanted to bail, but I ...

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There’s a New “Like” in Town

It’s a pretty well known fact that teenagers and young adults are often caught saying “like” every few words when speaking. I assumed this would be something I would grow out of and have worked hard to try and eliminate i...


People Networking

Your Guide to Navigating Professional Associations

I first learned about professional associations while a student in college. From day one of my college career in 2006, my professors took time to instill in my fellow classmates and I the value of being involved in such organiz...