Networking is Gold-Mining

I had such a great time this week meeting with three different people for coffee, on 3 consecutive mornings. One is an emerging musician and entrepreneur. Another is a fellow local networker with an over-full plate of responsibilities. Another is someone considering a new career direction. In each instance, besides mutually shared empathy and advice, potentially […]

Are You a Business Mayor? (not a misspelling)

I spent most of this past week in Scottsdale at a major industry conference for Life Sciences Trainers and Educators (LTEN) – much of my consulting and network-building over the last 2 decades has focused on that community. (quick hint about Arizona: when it’s over 100 degrees out, that’s probably not the time or place to […]

Networking? Surrender To Serendipity (the results can be amazing)!

Serendipity. You know what it means, right? You take a vacation – let’s say an Alaskan cruise – and as you’re walking the deck one evening, lo and behold, you stumble into one of your long-lost friends from high school! Unexpected. Unplanned. What are the chances? That’s serendipity. My friend Dave Delaney underscored the importance […]

Clarity Interview: Meet Dave Delaney, Nashville’s Networking Evangelist

Dave Delaney wrote the book on professional networking. Really – he did. And it’s a good one – New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods (Amazon affiliate link) Dave is quite well-known as an active networker in social media circles; but, in this interview, we’re drilling down to what […]

Want To Build Your Network? Here’s Your Guide!

  Over the years, I’ve read a lot of business volumes, and a bunch of social media books. Some have disappointed. Not this one… Dave Delaney‘s New Business Networking has just taken the top spot, in my thinking, for a practical book that will walk you through the steps you need to take for building […]