Socialization Is a Skill, Too: 4 Ways for Working Adults to Develop It

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 25, 2019
Here's how to shake the rust off your social skills.

Relationship building and networking are important to entrepreneurs, but they may not come easy. No, it’s not just you: Americans across the board are becoming lonelier. According to a Cigna study released last May, 46 percent of American adults say they always or sometimes feel alone. Just 53 percent say they experience meaningful in-person interactions, like engaging in a deep conversation with a friend or family member, on…

How To Become Instantly Memorable With New Connections

by / ⠀Blog Personal Branding / June 1, 2016

Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you typically suggest? -Let’s Grab Coffee -Let’s Grab A Drink -Other (Lunch, tea, Let the person pick) The poll results showed coffee coming back at 49%, followed by an alcoholic libation at…

Best Places to Go to Build a Powerful and Influential Network (Part 2)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 13, 2015

How often have we heard that relationships are our greatest asset without seeing behaviors that back it up? Real business success is extremely difficult without building great relationships. So it’s time invest! As we discussed in Part 1, practicing your social, communication and emotional skill sets is absolutely critical to getting better at the relationship building process. It’s also necessary to practice those skills in the right places to build…

Best Places to Go to Build a Powerful and Influential Network (Part 1)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 6, 2015

Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people. No one does it alone. Name one person that succeeded at anything completely by himself without any help?! Our ability to connect, build and deepen relationships has been proven to play a major role in both our success and happiness. And inside everyone is a core need to belong, it’s in our DNA. On the other hand, disconnection…

STOP Networking and Start Building Authentic Relationships

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2015

I think we can all agree that it’s very important to connect with other people throughout life. This allows us to: Make new friends Discover more opportunities Develop business relationships Become more successful Learn more about ourselves and our lives Typically, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, the approach most people take is horrible. Commonly with networking, people use this old fashioned method of going into every…

10 Simple Tips for Successful Informal Networking

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 15, 2014

I recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post in which I shared with readers my love for informal networking and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters (Hint: One such encounter happened as I was wrapped in a towel in the gym locker room!). As much as I seem to be a magnet for these random networking opportunities, I also make a conscious…

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