Business Development

Jul 12

The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a…
Jun 08

Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be…
May 11

Leveraging Friendships In Business: 5 Tips For The Good-Intentioned

Warren Buffet once implied in a quote that, as a company, when you don’t consider hiring women, you’re limiting yourself to half the talent. Now, think of this in terms of business network contacts. Are you inadvertently closing off the…
Mar 22

The Power of Authentic Networking: 4 Lessons For The Introverted

  Last week I was excited and a tad anxious during lunch with my friend and colleague Cheryl Benton. Cheryl is the founder of the online magazine The Three Tomatoes….talk about the power of strategic partnership! So, why the anxiety?…
Mar 15

Breaking The Email Trance: Embrace The Out-Of-Office Message

Can you believe that people spend up to 50% of their time digging their way out from under a perpetually swollen inbox? Wait, you do too? Don’t be ashamed of being a statistic; I used to be right there with…
Dec 29

One Sweet Day: The Story of A Young Student’s Transformation at a DRIVEN Event

Sometimes, there’s little I can say about DRIVEN’s events that can be more honest and directly enthusiastic than the words of an inspired attendee. The words I have in mind this time around come from Dorothea Fair, a recent graduate…
Dec 15

Words To Live By: DRIVEN’s Best Blog Articles of 2015, Part 1

  Each and every week, DRIVEN’s blog page is updated with a brand-new, relevant article, usually relating to the business perspectives encompassed within our mission to “support the health, well-being and success potential of motivated professionals”. Typically composed by Deborah…
Dec 08

Embracing Good Habits Daily: The First 90 Minutes

Just as DRIVEN has been exploring key topics in business and life success, including time management and energy management, I personally have been applying these lessons to my own life as DRIVEN’s founder. After all, if I don’t walk the…
Nov 17

What Can You Bring To The Table? The Answer Is YOU

Today’s article is from guest blogger and college sophomore Katherine Nelson. Despite her young age, this political science major already has quite the scholastic and career résumé, including her posts at Class of ‘18 Secretary, West Building Senator, HCA Board…
Nov 10

Networking Know-how: The Top 5 Tips to Manage Contacts

DRIVEN’s recent Network Management Workshop was another incredible event, focused on how to utilize the multiple contacts and potential life-changing individuals we meet at various events. It can be very overwhelming, not only meeting people, but also knowing how best…