Introverts make better networkers!

Thom Singer, author of 8 books, including his very popular Some Assembly Required, was the featured speaker at a business luncheon I attended yesterday. The subject matter of his presentation was about networking. As someone who’s spoken and written extensively about networking to job seeker audiences during the economic downturn, you bet I was keen to hear what he had to say. In addition to being a very dynamic and entertaining speaker, Thom’s points were all right on. That would explain why he’s had well over 65 speaking gigs this year! Even though I found myself nodding in agreement the whole time, there was one thing he said that made me want to pump my fist and shout “amen.” It was when he said…

Marny Lifshen’s “Top 10 Networking Mistakes”

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Earlier this week I presented a workshop during the Executive Women in Texas Government conference in Bastrop, Texas. I was paid in kind by the association with a wonderful luncheon and was able to attend 2 workshops given by other presenters. I was particularly impressed with Marny Lifshen and her program, “The Top Ten Mistakes Women Make in Networking.” While Marny’s observations about the overall differences in the way men and women have traditionally approached networking were spot on, her tips weren’t ALL gender-specific because…