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My number one “strength” is “connectedness.” And though I dislike networking in the traditional sense (the kind that is done at big events with too much noise and no time for deeper conversation—check out this video podcast for more), connecting with others, and learning more about their ideas and opinions and experiences, matters greatly.


After all, I learned great networking skills from Susan RoAne, the “Mingling Maven,” years ago at an...

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Golf in Los Cabos, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2017.

As I read more about “relationship selling”—a method of sales the relies on building a friendship or relationship with your prospective clients—and watched colleagues interact with suppliers and suppliers do favors for planners, I saw how blurred the lines were during the...

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4 Ways to Build Meaningful Business Relationships (via Forbes)

How to Build Better Business Relationships (via Inc.)

13 Tips for Separating Your Personal and Professional Life (via G&M)

How to Negotiate for What You Want and Still Make Friends (via FC)

8 Destination and Site Selection Tips Updated for Our Times
It used to be much easier to select destinations and sites/venues for meetings and events: rates, dates and space were the common denominators.

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery
Surprise and joy. These are the emotions I have felt when an educational experience, in particular one in a school or meeting setting, was creative and transitioned from the usual straight rows of chairs to a more audience-centric setting and from a lecture to an...
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