In-Person Networking
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The App You Need at Every Networking Event

You go to a networking event, and if you’re having a great night, you leave with a stack full of business cards. You have no clue if, in that stack, there might a potential employee, employer, friend, or even a romantic c...

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Why December is Your “Sweet Spot” for Networking

It’s officially December, and what’s occurring for many job seekers and those focused on networking is a total break in the work they’ve done up until this point in the year. The mentality, when Thanksgiving h...

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Conversation Starters That Really Work (And Don’t Make You Sound Like an Idiot)

Starting conversations with strangers is not easy….for anyone. No matter how outgoing you are, how big your personality, standing next to someone you don’t know and saying hello for the first time is intimidating an...


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Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...

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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...

reginageorge

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 ...