Hi Charlie. “Sorry, I’ve had a call from a client who needs to see me tomorrow morning, so I can’t make the meeting.” For as long as I’ve been networking, this is the ‘stand out’ explanation I’m offered when someone calls to opt-out. They’re faced with choosing to replace one appointment with another. They choose toContinue reading “What’s your excuse?”
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Accountability is such an important quality. There’s not a lot to maintain, we start by respecting the value of time while doing as we say we shall. I help clients write the story of their lives. Sometimes the project lasts only a short time, other works take a little longer. The business network forum IContinue reading “Accountable”
What’s your experience?
There was a time of course when I wasn’t considered an ‘expert’ in anything – least of all publishing. Sure, today the thirty+ years in the industry offer a kind of qualification, reassurance to potential clients. Although I’d never agree to be deemed an expert. Why? Because we’re always learning … and being an expert mayContinue reading “What’s your experience?”
‘How many will be there, Charlie?’ Mari asked. ‘A good mix of men and women no doubt,’ I replied. ‘Oh great, I much prefer lots of people, it makes for better value. ‘I’ll see if I can make it.’ Came the reply. Contrary to the claims of the paid-for member-driven organisations … networking is not about how manyContinue reading “Engaging”
According to those who know …Airline passengers who prefer the aisle seat are business travellers, who like to sit at the front of the plane and get off quickly. The people who prefer the window seat are leisure travellers, and so generally less valuable to airlines. I do understand the above statement. People who hop onContinue reading “Sitting comfortably?”
engagement on purpose
Rewind, retune, repeat
Holiday time is a wonderful opportunity to revisit what matters most. It’s during the quiet times, away from the business, we find space to reflect, reset. I guess that’s why it’s termed a recharge, we change our gaze, we find clarity, by seeing the next step, we confidently move forward. Another New Year is withContinue reading “Rewind, retune, repeat”
so the saying goes …
qualification, clarification, support
Many hands …
who do you turn to for support?
Chicken soup day
food (business) is personal