You Can’t Win ’Em All

“You can’t win ’em all.” This was an old war film from the 70’s starring Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson. I haven’t seen it personally but Wikipedia tells me it was about two soldiers assigned to transport an Ottoman governor’s daughters from Turkey to Cairo. But, the governor wasn’t exactly open with the soldiers about…

Here’s What You Should Remember About 9/11

I suppose we all have days in our lives we are supposed to remember. I really try to remember the happy ones. I remember my wedding and smiling with nervousness as my wife-to-be came down the aisle. I was very calm, everyone said. But, I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness! I have no idea how I’m going to take care…

Stop Networking & Start Building Real Relationships (Part 2 of 2)

Why is networking so hard for some and so easy for others?  In Part 1 of this series, I mentioned the first-timers and the barriers they create for themselves.  Being a “new networker” can be a pretty scary event.  There are several reasons for this: You’re intimidated by the sheer number of people in the room…

5 Ways To Be Remembered Fondly

Being “remembered fondly” is a phrase that gives people pause.  You want people to remember you fondly but then you realize that if they are remembering you, then you might not be around anymore.  Most of us are a little unnerved by the whole death thing, right?  But, it happens to all of us at…

Stop Networking & Start Building Real Relationships – Part 1

[Photo credit: Dell Networking Event – NYC] I walked into the event and there he was, there she was, there THEY were.  You know them.  The first-timers.  The ones who feel like they have to go to networking events in order to build their business.  But, the problem is that they are scared out of…