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Distracted by a Lavender Plant – The “Elusive 600″

There are many pitfalls in communication, and listening skills are made even more difficult because of the “Elusive 600″. Here’s an example: I was meeting with a friend of mine and as he was telling me a detailed story about his business (interesting, but long) I glanced up at the shelf behind him and thought [...]

Business Card Exchange Japanese Style

I’ve learned a lot about networking from my times visiting Japan. In Japan the exchanging of business cards is a high art.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have a very good friend, Wilf Wakely, Wakely Law Office and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan share with us his skills of networking in [...]

The 28 Second Hover When Networking

ONE OF NETWORKING’S SCARIEST MOMENTS The idea of walking into a room and not seeing anyone you know can strike panic in the heart of pretty much everyone–except you Bill Clinton (the world’s ultimate networker). For us mere mortals, we need some help, particularly when we have to break into a group. THE 28-SECOND HOVER-Excerpt [...]

The Disappearing Act

Networking in table situations, either at breakfast meetings, luncheons or dinners with speakers, means an opportunity for you to engage with others over an extended period of time.  It’s a luxury when it comes to networking and relationship building, but many people miss opportunities or do relationship-limiting moves.  In Tip # 558 we explain one [...]