Sunday, January 20, 2008

People Trails

This past week there was ample discussions about leaving people trails instead of paper trails. Accountants like and want paper trails and that makes excellent sense. Yet people tend to like people. When we are out there looking for the next opportunity, what better to do than to meet other people. Not for the purpose of finding that opportunity but more so to build more personal relationships. That in turn can and will turn to opportunities if we pay attention. Along the way you will meet some fantastic folks and in turn learn something.

On the other side of this is that you in turn leave your knowledge and sharing with the "people" you come into contact with. This is a two way proposition so don't feel you have nothing to share. Remember to "Have fun, Meet people, Learn something".

Walk Good

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bumper Stickers- Savvy networking

Networking has always been around. For a long time we never called it networking. Building personal relationships is what matters. The networking will follow. Liz Ryan put out an article on Savvy Networking, you should find it worth reading. Networking is changing as we write.

Your Confidence

" You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... The danger lies in refusing to face fear, in not daring to come to grips with it....You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do" Eleanor Roosevelt

Confidence crosses many paths, in many forms. This quote suggests we face those fears and in turn we will appear and sound more confident. When in the interview situation it is imperative that you look and sound "confident" so the listener feels comfortable that you can do what you say you can do.

Monday, January 14, 2008

LinkedIn revisited

Why should you spend your valuable time partaking in social networking (LinkedIn in this case)? The world is changing and social networking is a valuable tool. Not just a fad but a usable tool. Take it one step at a time, filling your profile then poke around. You needn't fill the profile all at once. Take your time and look at others, they will give you some great ideas. Look for your friends and business associates and connect with them. Don't worry about your count, just work on one at a time.

LinkedIn continues to add new features all the time. Your ability to search and connect gets better all the time. Forwarding profiles to another is a useful feature. Be sure and make use of the recommendations. Don't ask others to recommend you, you recommend others you feel are deserving of your personal words. Amazing what will happen in a short time.

How about ten reasons why you should consider LinkedIn by Guy Kawasaki.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year !!!

Welcome to 2008!!! Eight years past Y2K, the new millennium, new laws and regulation and best of all the rest of your life.
So what is your plan? You're asking the same question? Get out of the house. This is one of the most advised statements from attendees. Sitting at home and filling ones time on the computer tends to lead to depression. Get out, see people, attend group meetings. Attend business events and learn something new and meet more people.

Happy New Years !!!