Tag Archives: blogging

E-Reading Escalates

Chances are good that you’ve already got an e-reader. Maybe a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad or another tablet or smart phone. Do you read books on it? If you do, you’ve probably got more reading material than you even anticipated you’d have when you first downloaded a title. There are a lot of people […]

Why Blogging Your Book Works

While giving a non-fiction writers class with Mike Drew, we trained authors to create their books in a series of blog entries. A student in the course posed some interesting questions: Why blog your book? Why try to write to various personality types in your blog? What’s the benefit? I think I have a voice […]

Speed Networking and Beyond

Launch yourself into a new circle of people waiting to talk to you. Speed networking programs are showing up all around the world. These events tend to be a fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings. Speed networking programs […]

Networking Faux Pas

Think you’re a good networker? Make sure you’re not making 1 of these 3 big blunders. After two decades of running the world’s largest networking organization, I’ve certainly seen a lot of networking faux pas. I’ve put together a few of the most glaring blunders in networking etiquette I’ve seen over the years that you […]

The Key to Networking

Building long-term relationships based on trust will help open the door to others’ prime networks. When you tell entrepreneurs that relationships are the key to developing a personal and professional network, they often smile and acknowledge the concept without fully appreciating it. Let me put this notion into perspective. Imagine you’re standing in a large […]

Making the Most of Networking Opportunities

Start by learning how to tailor your networking approach for different occasions. Q: Aren’t there times when networking is just not appropriate? I feel like I am never able to just relax and enjoy an event in order to be a successful networker. A: Although I advocate that networking is a lifestyle and that you […]

Making Introductions That Last

Tips for getting your networking contacts to remember you Q: What are some of the things I need to consider to improve my personal introduction to people at networking meetings? A: Your primary goal in networking is to increase the amount of business you get. To do this, you must make meaningful contact with other […]

When to Give It Away

You want your book to sell. But you should give it away first. Piece by piece. Draw readers in. They won’t mind, and if you’re writing a book that keeps them entertained, hopeful and intrigued by the ideas you offer, they’ll go on to buy the book too. And to use it. You can give […]

A Blogging Process to Meet Your Audience Needs…What Covey Didn’t Do

Sometimes I just want the A-Z of what’s involved to do a great job. That’s what I love about Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, because it’s so step by step. Isn’t there something about how the models and frameworks take care of all the loopholes, details, and considerations? So thorough […]

How to Master Arts Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

The world of the arts has grown, but the world of arts entrepreneurship? Money is always a problem for artists – and funding is hard to come by. And after money, what’s next? Getting known. But there is a way. Today, artists can make a living, make themselves known, make art in this digital environment. […]