Buddy System and Networking

Ok. Sometimes it’s really hard to walk into a networking event alone. I totally get it. You’re nervous about meeting new people. You don’t know if you’ll meet anyone that is worthwhile to follow up with after the event. You are feeling a little...

Teaching Kids How to Network

As a parent, I notice things about kids and the working world that never used to concern me when I was in the B.C. era (that’s before children era). Now, I’m keenly aware of the importance parent’s role in teaching their kids to interact in social...

Food at Networking Events

It kills me to hear someone say the following about networking meetings: “I don’t want to pay $25 for a networking lunch. That’s too expensive for a meal!” I shake my head because clearly that person doesn’t realize that networking is NOT...

5 Tips for Effective Networking

My favorite way to see people improve their career is by effective networking. I’ve personally benefited from networking, but I’ve seen many other people benefit by networking too, so that’s why I’m such a fan! Here are some tips for effective...