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Andrea
The Queen of Networking
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"What's a simple way to remember the many of the steps of Networking" is a question that I am often asked. Like anything in life, there are many ways to accomplish your goals. Here is my acronym that puts many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The NierenBlog
These stand out in my mind as the top ones. Start the new year by taking one practice a day- with a bonus on Number 8 which can always be done daily. Keep adding, building and sharing- that is what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at The NierenBlog
I met Audrey Joy, a blind musician (from birth) at my Rotary club in New York City where she was our pianist and singer. With fingers that fly on the keyboard that create beautiful music and a voice that would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The NierenBlog
No two people network the same way. We are either introverted, extraverted or an ambivert. Add into the equation that we all have a dominant personality style and we learn 3 different ways- visual, auditory or kinesthetic. It can be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at The NierenBlog
You have the opportunity to exponentially expand your circles of influence, professional and social connections by building relationships with groups and individuals in your community. Consider joining local organizations dedicated to making a positive impact. Being active and visible in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Explore the various professional, civic and charitable organizations you currently belong to or would like to join, and consider ways you can leverage your affiliation both personally and professionally. For each organization, identify three to five key people whom you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Think of the people in your life who you enjoy and make you smile. These people are also in your social network. They already know you and like you. When we network with people we know, we have a tremendous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at The NierenBlog
If you could spend part of your networking hours cultivating relationships with people who share your interests and passions, that would sound quite ideal in my estimation. You are connecting with people who you already share 'like minded interests'. Sharing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at The NierenBlog
The more time you commit to networking, the more impactful and productive your efforts will be. For some of us who rely heavily on strategic networking to drive our business sometimes up to 25% of our time may be devoted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at The NierenBlog
I recently had a call from someone who asked me 'Where do I start with my networking and what kind of simple plan can I follow?" I realized it was time to list a brief review when someone poses that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at The NierenBlog
It goes without saying that we must follow up after a meeting. We know it, yet why is it sometimes so difficult to do?? Be sure that when you do follow up with a note, email, text or LinkedIn message... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Every day I learned something from my Dad. I know I am prejudiced, however he was the best! He was a physician and a master networker, although when I was growing up, this word had not yet been invented. As... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at The NierenBlog
What follows is a list I compiled years ago and I still read it daily. I did not invent these suggestions- I learned them from all the teachers I've met along the way. I keep adding to it-- yet these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Conflict in a dramatic play or a movie, like Hamlet or Gone With the Wind, provides us with great entertainment. However, when the plot becomes a real life situation, the entertainment value is lost. A way to sweeten up difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Are you referable? We all believe we are as we continue to hone our skills in our craft and business daily. I will often ask this question in my workshops and coaching sessions and it is one that I continually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Recently, I attended a meeting where the new Executive Director was about to deliver his remarks to his membership. He walked up to the podium, looked around and started out by saying, "I'm not a good public speaker, so I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at The NierenBlog
The POWER of Preparation The trick is to be prepared, have your plan of action, stay calm, and ask for what you want. Here’s how to do it with authority and P.O.W.E.R: P “Prepare, prepare, prepare,” said Winston Churchill. Essentially... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at The NierenBlog
In the first 7 seconds of contact,11 impressions are formed about you and your organization. Is it ‘fair’–no and are they sometimes wrong—‘yes’ and do we all do it-- YES! Here’s what we are rated on: Opening impression- open and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Networking is a leadership skill; and to be a successful leader, you need to continually hone your skills. Stand up and be a leader by accepting a position on the board of your professional or community organization. What ones do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Great ATTITUDE. Show you are interested in people and eager to learn more about them. Increase your attractiveness to others by actively listening and showing a sincere interest in what they have to say. Strong BELIEF. You must have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Be a Leader at Business Functions How do you recognize leaders at a business function? Here are the qualities that help you stand out: Ability to make others feel comfortable Appear confident and at ease Ability to laugh at themselves––not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at The NierenBlog
It's All in the Attitude- Part 1 Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit." Part of this habit needs to include an ongoing positive attitude toward our customers. They assume... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at The NierenBlog
What is the INCENTIVE for Networking?- Everything I--- Truly become Interested in others. Do this with sincerity and Integrity otherwise people see right through it. One tool that I use a lot are Google alerts which I set up for... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Networking Nugget 104- Yes, Speaking on the Telephone is Still Alive and Well Few things are as important as communicating our message in a professional manner. The most important person is the one you are talking with. We know this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at The NierenBlog
Make a goal to look for positive attributes in the people you meet and strive to give five compliments a day. When you look for them, you will find them—then take the action step to do it. If possible begin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The NierenBlog