Are You Spread Too Thin?

Are You Spread Too Thin?

This is the third video in the “Ivanism” Garage to Global series, hosted by Entrepreneur.com. In this series, I expand on classic phrases I’ve used over the years. Do six things a thousand times and NOT a thousand things six times! But what does that really mean? It means focus on key priorities and making them perfect (or close to it) before moving on to […]

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Networking Mixers: Make Your Time Count!

Networking Mixers: Make Your Time Count!

Some people go to a networking mixer with only one goal in mind: surviving until the time they plan to leave.  However, networking doesn’t have to be a dreaded activity!  Here are two tips to help you make the most of your time at networking mixers, and to help you enjoy yourself so the time will practically fly by. Set a Goal for the Number […]

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‘More Money Mondays’–FREE Referral Tips to Shorten Your Work Week

‘More Money Mondays’–FREE Referral Tips to Shorten Your Work Week

At a recent Referral Institute® Conference, I had the opportunity to talk with my good friend (and partner in the Referral Institute), Mike Macedonio, about a fantastic new (and completely FREE) service which is available to businesspeople and networkers across the globe.  It’s called ‘More Money Mondays’ and by signing up for the service you get weekly referral marketing tips delivered to you via e-mail […]

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Easing into Networking

Easing into Networking

Professionals in business are truly professionals because they’re great at their chosen career, but they often don’t look forward to getting out of the workplace and networking.  In this brief video, I talk to Sarah Owen, referral marketing expert and Master Franchisee for the Referral Institute in the UK, and she offers some real-life, highly effective, and simple-to-implement tips on making the move from the […]

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Grow Your Network by Making People Feel Welcome

Grow Your Network by Making People Feel Welcome

In this brief video, Australian networking master Paul Lomas shares some ideas with me about making people feel welcome when they arrive at networking meetings and events. He also gives a very useful tip on how to give a great response when someone asks how you are doing in order to create an opportunity for positive, genuine connections. The video emphasizes the importance of the […]

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How to Find Balance in Your Life

How to Find Balance in Your Life

In this short video, presented by Applied Transformation, Inc., I talk with Roger Green about how to achieve balance in life.  If you often find yourself focusing on business during family outings or thinking about your kid’s soccer game while you’re in an important meeting, I highly encourage you to watch this video.  You’ll get tips on  how to prioritize, be present, and achieve ultimate harmony. […]

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What Should You Bring on a Business Trip?

What Should You Bring on a Business Trip?

………………………. This week I am in Bangkok and Hong Kong speaking to business professionals about networking.  When you travel (especially internationally) it is easy to forget something you really need while you are in meetings or speaking to groups of people.  Last month,  I did an interview with an international magazine on this very topic.  The reporter asked me “what should business people think about […]

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Making a Referral Partner out of Someone Who Isn’t Initially Open to Networking

Making a Referral Partner out of Someone Who Isn’t Initially Open to Networking

In this short video, I talk to Australian networking expert Dan Kuss about how to creatively and effectively introduce networking to someone who is convinced that they won’t benefit from it. We offer solid tips on how to engage people who think their field isn’t conducive to business networking (many types of tradespeople, for example) so that they change their mind and become interested in networking […]

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Emotional Equations

Emotional Equations

I had the opportunity to hear Chip Conley speak at the Transformational Leadership Council this last weekend.  He spoke about his new book Emotional Equations. Chip created this self-help paradigm in order to break down life’s toughest obstacles into manageable facets that you can see clearly – and influence.  When Chip suffered a series of tragedies in the space of just a couple years – and his […]

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Don’t Analyze What’s Wrong–Look for What’s Working!

Don’t Analyze What’s Wrong–Look for What’s Working!

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eW_qfrJ_JI[/tube] It’s a fact: change is not easy! So, how do you keep business on the up and up amidst a constant onslaught of challenges that require you and your business to change and adapt? Watch this short video for some powerful tips from my good friend and author of The Solutions Focus, Dr. Mark McKergow. You’ll learn, like I have, that one of the […]

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The End is Near!

The End is Near!

No, not the end of the world, silly . . . I’m talking about the end of the recession. Recently, I wrote about “Business Looking up in 2011” which was based on a survey of over 5,000 businesspeople and entrepreneurs at www.BNIBusinessIndex.com.  The survey was a global survey that was taken by people from every populated continent in the world. The survey found that almost 68% […]

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50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs

50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs

I am excited to announce that this blog was listed as #26 in the list of “50 Best Blogs for Young Entrepreneurs”! Here’s what they said: “Networking Entrepreneur: Even if you think you’re a pro at networking, check this blog for new tips and strategies as your business grows. Recommended Posts: Make No Assumptions and Clueless When It Comes To Conversing? Four Tips” The list, […]

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