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 to follow up (or even when to follow up). We know we want to keep…

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What do business networking, efficient time management, and meditation have in common? Read on and discover the enlightening answer. A recent series of lessons in life and business had me reminiscing about a specific high-pressure aspect of my school days. I was brought back to 2AM on a Sunday night, when a seemingly incomplete high…

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What is the first thing someone does when considering working with you? They look online. And what they are searching for is what others have to say about you – are you a trusting person they should do business with? It’s the seed that feeds every relationship and why, if you are looking to become an…

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At a recent DRIVEN Professionals event (formerly known as Women’s Advancement Compact), Cara Power of Cara Power Coaching and The Paradox of Leadership addressed Fear in the Workplace (it turns out we have many!). When we think of fear, it’s tangible; fear of getting hit by a car, fear of getting sick or something happening to…

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Network management is like wine: The more you expose yourself to it, the more you appreciate its nuance. Once you’ve achieved a certain level of expertise (and hopefully enjoyed a few glasses of nice Burgundy along the way), you’re off-and-running toward network management’s fourth stage: leveraging your network, or as I like to refer to…

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Following the main presentation at our recent Advancement Strategy Symposium, one intuitive attendee left us with a nicely loaded “baby step” takeaway that was hidden in plain sight. This anonymous participant simply wrote, discretely across our comments flipchart, “Identify your clients’ problems, then offer possible solutions”. This idea, naturally, was suggested by one of the…

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June 12th’s Meet NYC’s Networking Legends event at Dorsey & Whitney was officially WAC’s best-attended event in the 1st half of 2014! Many of our esteemed members, as well as numerous new faces, were in the room to witness a panel discussion that zeroed right in on a theme that all WAC events are notable…

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What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some strategic homemade munchies? That’s just what I encouraged at my March 26th workshop, as the ladies in attendance watched the corks pop, the juice flow, and the food flourish….Quinoa…

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At Deb’s March 26th Wine List Navigation: Earn Your Wings workshop for addressing the challenges of ordering wine in the NYC restaurant setting, the ladies in attendance were quite intuitive when it came to zeroing in on the “real dirt” and uncovering the information that gives sommeliers the edge. As a former member of the…

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At last Wednesday’s Wine List Navigation workshop, a dozen ladies “earned their wings” by understanding and troubleshooting the challenges of ordering wine in a restaurant. It comes as no surprise that even those of us with a moderate wine background can instantly feel a few feet shorter when presented with a comprehensive wine list, the…

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