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Greg Peters
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Curiosity, Curiosity, Curiosity
There's the old joke about the three most important qualities when buying a house -- location, location, location. In a similar manner, there are three qualities you must have to be successful as a networker -- curiosity, curiosity, curiosity. I'm not talki...
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The Electronic Squirrel
"Squirrel!" ~ Doug the Dog from "Up" Our electronic distractions are all around us. A young mother is in a restaurant with her three children. Her back is to them as she talks on her cell phone. An extended group of family and friends is on the shuttle to a...
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Your List of Little Things
It was Magic. We recently took our daughters, Kaylie (7) and Abby (4) to Disney World for a short vacation. It was our second evening there and we were sitting on Main Street USA waiting for Mickey's Electrical Parade to begin. This is the nighttime parade ...
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Riding the Roller Coaster
We whooped and hollered through the curves, screamed as we hurtled down the hills, and when we finally arrived back at the loading zone of Goofy's Barnstormer Ride at the Magic Kingdom, we all had huge grins on our faces. Except for my four-year-old, Abby. ...
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Tending the Fire
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~ Albert Schweitzer In my last post, we talked about...
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Starting the Fire
I'm constantly amazed at the number of relatively commonplace activities that mirror or point to important concepts of a good networking practice. Take campfires, for example. A few times over the course of the summer, we'll have a little campfire in the ba...
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Waiting at the Airport
That is not  my flight I glanced at the information board over my gate. My flight time was now thirty minutes later than originally scheduled. Mildly frustrating, but time to sit and think. I can read a book. I can get some other activities done (like writi...
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Caring and Compassion
"Good luck out there." The words were right, but as I walked away, something didn't feel right about the exchange. For the past couple of days I've been staying at a casino where I helped present a program on networking and business development. I needed to...
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Top 10 Reasons to Sell at the Networking Event
Repeat after me: Networking is not sales. Of all the mistakes people make in their networking practice (consciously or unconsciously), this one is probably the biggest. You see it all the time -- people running around handing out cards, passing out brochure...
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Focusing the Out-Of-Control Networker
Completely under control "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." ~ Alexander Graham Bell Over the weekend, on a visit to Grandma Debby's house, we went on a sledding adventure. We donned ou...
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