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Conference Networking After the Pandemic

There are many predictions and opinions about what will happen to conferences and other networking focused events as we emerge from the pandemic.  In 2020 we learned that we can have high level content and human to human networking via online platforms. Many people...

Networking and Building Trust

All things being equal, people do business with those they know, like and trust. Networking and building trust are still important for success. For 15 years I have delivered presentations on how to get known in business. It is not easy, and over the past decade social...

The Trusted Networker: Creating Uncommon Connections

I am having so much fun working with clients who are planning their first in-person event (after a year of only virtual meetings).  While the networking breakout rooms via Zoom and other platforms have been nice, they are not the same as the human connections that...

Uncommon Connections

If we learned anything from "Social Distancing" it is that we really need people.  But not all relationships are the same.  There are a lot of useless connections in our business and personal lives that do not lead to mutually beneficial engagements. Too often we have...

Hire A Professional Podcast Host

The time might be here to hire a professional podcast host.  If your organization thinks a podcast is a great idea, making it a 2nd tier priority will yield 2nd tier results. This is not something to just toss up online.  A great host can help create engagement and...

Soft Skills Training – Introducing Sculpt Development

Employee training is one of the most important things that a leader can do to help their company thrive in the long term. Technical skills and soft skills development are key to creating a better company. Your training program impacts communications skills, time...

Clubhouse Stages for Events – Clubhouse EmCee

I have been exploring the audio drop-n app Clubhouse and am surprised by the extremely high level of engagement. The shared room / stage audio conversations are informative and the networking is much higher than I have seen on most visual platforms.  People will...

You Can’t Handle The Truth is an INSULT

Knowing the whole of a story and getting all the parts of the truth sets you free.  Too often we are kept in the dark.  Parents, teachers, lovers, friends, the government, co-workers, and others hold back on sharing the entirety of information. The sometimes do this...

How To Start A Podcast For Your Business

You have decided to start a podcast. Welcome to the club. It seems in the past few years everyone who breathes air has started a show.  And since everyone else seems to have a podcast, you think your business needs a show to stand out and compete.  How to start a...

Sales Skills for Lawyers #23 – Ask Curious Questions

Be Curious and Ask Questions.  This will help you find opportunities.  Those who ask the best questions win the business. Are you asking others (and yourself) the right questions on a daily basis? Years ago I created a list of “Curious Questions” that I try to ask my...