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How To Become A Standout Networker On LinkedIn

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Catriona Pollard

As a leader, networking is more than just talking with strangers at an event. It is about creating connections and relationships with others who can p...

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his h...

My 9/11 Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage

Donna Henes | Posted 09.10.2016 | New York
Donna Henes

When the planes flew into the Twin Towers, I was out of the country. It took me more than a week to be able to get past the sealed borders and return ...

Street Performing In D.C.: Connecting With Listeners

Meghan McDonald | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Meghan McDonald

This past Tuesday, I found myself in the grass at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., closing my eyes and listening -- without the usual addition of headphones.

Mentoring Monday: Seven Minutes in Heaven

Erica Keswin | Posted 04.14.2017 | Business
Erica Keswin

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in Mentoring Monday, a national initiative spearheaded by Bizwomen, an offshoot of Bizjournal. Mentoring M...

4 Ways to Connect in Your Industry Anywhere You Are

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 03.23.2017 | Technology
Kaitlyn Russell

If you work remotely, chances are you've experienced a lack of personal connections. After all, you're behind a screen for the majority of your day. And if you work in an office setting, it's still important to be able to foster relationships anywhere you go.

P.I.M.P. Your Conference Calls

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Oliver Leung

My very first conference call was on a landline with two other friends. It blew my mind. Back then, calling a third party became a party. Little has c...

Getting Involved in the Deaf Community

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.20.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

So you're interested in Deaf culture and want to connect with the larger community. Great! But how do you go about taking that first step?

Let;s Change Our Mindsets

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Sar Haribhakti

I strongly dislike the notion of going to networking events with a stack of business cards and the courage to shake hands with people in the hopes of ...

Warm Up Those Emails!

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Sar Haribhakti

Cold emailing is now a very prevalent tactic used for building connections for getting us where we envision ourselves sometime down the road.

The Value Of Connection In Our 'Going Solo' World

Quiet Revolution | Emily White | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Three years ago, I'd created what I considered to be the perfect introvert life. I was living in St. John’s, a town on the eastern shore of the remo...

Where Are the Good Old Days of Connection?

David Wygant | Posted 06.18.2016 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

You know you're getting old when you yearn for the good old days. When I was in Miami recently, I was standing in my hotel. I stayed at this beautiful hotel called the Shelborn on Collins Avenue. It has a great beach, a great lobby, and a great vibe to it.

The Worst Way To Start Your Career Search

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

We all need to make these career mistakes and I'm sure my initial letters were not as eloquent as I would have liked. Graduates need a wakeup call and I'm hopeful that after reading this they'll get one.

Lessons in Managing from the Holidays

David Sable | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
David Sable

Every once in a while it's worth remembering that while our skills apply to all facets of our lives, we cannot forget to apply the human side as well.

Ask Not What I Can Do for You

Gary Rich | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

I'm certain that all parents, particularly of teenagers, will be familiar with the scenario I'm about to describe. It's the moment one of my daughters appears looking guileless and hesitantly ventures: "Um Dad? Can I ask you a question?"

9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural prac...

Exchange Your Presents for Presence

Liz Dow | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

This can feel like the best of seasons -- filled with love, joy, and possibilities -- or the worst, filled with the frustration of buying presents, being bombarded with advertisements for things we do not need or cannot afford, and national news stories of tragedy and grief.

3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Being Single This Holiday Season

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

The truth is, while being with the right someone enhances all of your life's experiences, there is no shortage of joy and upside to be had while you're single. And the holidays are no exception.

Working to Strengthen Your Leadership? Accept More Bids to Connect

George Bradt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Relationships built on connecting with others are the heart of leadership. Thus, to strengthen your leadership you must turn toward and accept bids for connection instead of turning away from them.

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

There may come a time when you have to give a speech whether at a wedding, funeral or award ceremony. Or you might be introducing the next speaker! Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your next big speech, presentation or talk.

10 Simple Rules For Successful Connecting

Mark Karten | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Today you just have to type a one sentence email, yet some people still don't have the courtesy to acknowledge gifts.

Elevator Pitches Drive Me Crazy

Mark Karten | Posted 08.30.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

I guarantee you will increase your business if you clearly communicate what you do. The problem is that most people don't, wasting their time and energy unknowingly.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Is It Time for a 'Friendervention'?

Melanie Young | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We're all too polite when it comes to telling people how we feel, or sharing our opinions. We don't want to hurt people's feelings or make them mad. But it's far more maddening when someone won't tell you to your face what people are saying behind your back.