In-Person Networking
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Alumna or Alum-NO? How Involved Should You Be With Your Alma Mater?

  Last weekend, I spent time with about 60 professional women while mentoring nearly 100 teen girls with Step Up Women’s Network. In one session, mentors opened up about their own college experiences and the advice t...

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7 Reasons You Might Be Obnoxious and Inauthentic

The above photo was the look on my face and the face of the friend at a networking event recently when one or two attendees were being, for lack of a better word, obnoxious. I didn’t have to tell my friend what I was thin...

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Make Your Office Memorable

When I worked in newsrooms, people often came in to take tours of the station: potential new employees, elementary school classes, local business groups. Of course, that didn’t mean our work stopped. We sometimes cleaned ...


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6 Ways to Tell Someone is Slimy (If It’s Not Already Obvious)

We’d like to think it’s easy to spot someone who’s going to take advantage of us – someone who is “slimy.” We’d like to think they all look something like the guy above – bad hair, bad cl...

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Treat Everyone as an Expert. They Might Be.

Lou Adler’s LinkedIn blog recently talked about preventing hiring mistakes. He leads us through the reasons hiring managers often “count out” candidates. And this piece of advice stood out: Treat people you do...

Make Positive and Genuine Connections

I’m at a time in my life when I’m not only looking to expand my network, but to make new friends in the process. There’s nothing like having a group of like-minded professionals to spend some down time with. But in order ...


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Productive Networking: Strike the Right Balance

We’ve talked about how to stay productive at work and at home, but being productive when you’re networking is an equally important task. There are so many ways to network today: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the good old...

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What Board Service Is….And Isn’t

We’ve told you in the past how finding and joining a Board of Directors can not only enhance your career path, but build a stronger network, and it give you an opportunity to exercise your skills in a new area. Many Board...

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Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...


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The Single Career Girl: Doing Activities Alone

If you’ve moved to a new city, or are just out of college, your network of friends in your city might be small. Or, all of your friends might be in relationships. And there are certain activities that you can really only do w...