I’ve never been a work-the-room kind of gal. Early on I learned my nature is better suited for one-on-one conversations.
When I go to a party or a networking event, my goal is to make a meaningful connection with two or three people. That’s my definition of success for attending.
Last month I received a large white envelope from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
It was not a letter from my doctor. Nor test results.
Enclosed were a fundraising letter, a postage-paid reply card and envelope, and a sheet of return address labels for me.
My first thought was “Enough with the return address labels already.”
What do you do when you’ve met someone at a networking event, a trade show or online and you’d like to build a relationship and get them on your email marketing list?
I watched no television in college until senior year.
That year I shared a terrace apartment with three classmates. Each of us had our own bedroom. We shared a tiny kitchen, a living room with a table and four chairs, and a bathroom.
Luckily one of us had a TV.
Going to school in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York meant that you either got cable television or you watched white noise.
Last Saturday while I was getting my hair cut, my stylist and I chatted about our plans for the weekend. After sharing mine, I asked about hers. “Well…,” she said, “I have to be at a social media training session for the salon tomorrow from 10-2. They’re going to show us how to post and talk about the salon.” Sunday is one of her two days off. “Really,” I said, “Are they paying you for the time?” “Nope.”read more