Conversation Starters for Networking Events (Even for Introverts)

Networking meetings

For most of my life, networking meetings were torture for me.

I could never get comfortable with them. I’d either hide in the corner, or desperately cling to the person I came with. I didn’t know who to meet or what to say. Read More

Networking, Mentors and Sponsors

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Networking, Mentors and Sponsors.

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Members of my professional development program can download this webinar for free.

The most successful people have the most people helping them!

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Social Media Strategies: Return on Relationship

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Return on Relationship with special guest, Ted Rubin.

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Read More

Authentic Networking

This month’s webinar was on Authentic Networking.

If you missed it, you can download the podcast!

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This is a useful webinar to download if you want to:

  • Get better and more comfortable at networking
  • Find tools and a structured approach to make networking feel more valuable
  • Understand how to meet new people in a way that is meaningful and genuine
  • Set realistic networking goals for yourself that will fit into your schedule
  • Get ideas to stay in touch with people and build value into your network over time

This is a great topic to think about as we start the new year…

If you build a plan to be better at networking, you can do it. Read More

Do people want to help you at work?

Successful people get help

One of the things that I observe over and over again is just how much help highly successful people get from others.

What ever they are doing, they seem to have a vast cross-functional team of people at many levels, from many organizations, who are part of an unofficial project team that helps them achieve their objective. Read More

Bill Murray said I was crazy…


Every month I do a webinar, and then I do a blog post with a summary and a link to listen.

So…here is the link to


But this month, and because this webinar was about networking,

I wanted to share a networking story about how 2 days after the webinar I met Clint Eastwood and Bill Murray…

…for the sole reason of being scared to do it, and doing it anyway. Read More

Don't confuse networking with selling

Authentic Networking

I have written many articles about Authentic Networking, that are about using a genuine, generous approach to building your “extra team”.

We all need this type of network.

The basic premise of
Authentic Networking is:

* Meet new people because they genuinely interest you
* Build and put value into your network by giving. Read More