Someone recently asked me, “What’s the difference between a successful networking event and an unsuccessful one?”
My answer is not about the event itself. I believe it all depends upon me, and how I approach it. I know this may not be an answer you would expect to hear. To me, it’s more about what I bring into the event that matters, not who [...Continue Reading]
Your heart pounds. Your palms sweat. Your breathing gets shallow.
Have you ever felt like this before when introducing yourself to someone? At times, you might have been wondering “Why did I ever sign up for this networking event, anyway?”
You and your sweaty hands are not alone. In fact, social anxiety is as real as the anxiety of being in danger. Our brains [...Continue Reading]
When I was deciding I would talk no matter what—even if I stuttered—I was making a core decision not only to be heard, but to be understood. Looking back on how I determined to change things, I realized that was a key decision in the direction of my life—and I had empowered myself.
That I could express myself without the gripping fear of talking [...Continue Reading]
There are a lot of things I didn’t know when I first started networking. One of them was to assume that people wanted to talk with me. Who me? I grew up fairly shy, in fact I stuttered into my adulthood. Conversations for me were painful, and often filled with long silences as I struggled to speak were even more painful.
This is the [...Continue Reading]
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the value of a giant, moving billboard?
I see it all the time with box trucks around Chicago. The value is endless for some and a missed opportunity for others.
As a marketer with a background in design, I’m compelled to follow and analyze advertising and design trends. I can’t help but look around our city, [...Continue Reading]
Whenever I hear about a new networking event, I take notice. I immediately want to know about the topic, who’s speaking and where the event takes place.
I enjoy networking, and — surprise, surprise — it happens to be part of my job.
As president of Canright Communications, I network on a weekly basis. I’m always interested in meeting new people, spreading the word [...Continue Reading]
We were happy to hear Matt Damon earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Mark Whatney, a fictional NASA scientist, in the movie, The Martian.
In this film, Damon’s character is stranded on Mars after being presumed dead by his crew. Left to fend for himself, Whatney draws on his wits, humor and a limited amount of supplies in attempt to make it [...Continue Reading]
Why? Images and visuals are more powerful to the brain — and connect quicker — than text alone, no matter if you’re a wordsmith like Stephen King or a fledging seventh-grade journalism student. The same rings true for the marketing world and shows why inforgraphics have become so popular.