What did you observe?

In January I shared a story of a woman who walked into a networking event and didn’t find what she expected.The following weeks we looked at different aspects of that story. You can read it here, here, here and here. This week let’s look at something a little different with these stories. Before we start, I encourage you to review the stories again and note what you think of: woman who left the two women remaining me (telling the story) yourself … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

Woman thinking: Were there any missed opportunities here?

A couple of weeks ago I shared a story about a woman attending a new networking group, it not being quite what she expected and her leaving. You can read it here. This week let’s go over the third and last question: Were there any missed opportunities here? Well, yes, yes there were! Many actually. Let’s start with perhaps the less obvious missed opportunity. The one by the two women who regularly attend that group. There was one thing that the person in charge … Continue reading

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First vs lasting impressions

Woman thinking: How do you think this was perceived?

A couple weeks ago I shared a story about a woman attending a new networking group, it not being quite what she expected and her leaving. You can read it here. This week let’s go over the second question: How do you think this was perceived by the two ladies remaining? First impressions are an interesting thing, but not the only thing. After all, the very first impression she made was a good one. She walked in pleasant and smiling and very … Continue reading

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Walking in nervous

Would you do anything differently?

Last week I shared a story about a woman attending a new networking group and it not being quite what she expected. You can read it here. Let’s go over first question: Would you do anything differently? First let’s back up and look at what was happening even before she walked in the door. She was nervous and thinking about all the things she could be doing if she wasn’t going to the event. This is pretty normal. You’re nervous about … Continue reading

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What would you do?

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Here’s the situation. You’re new to the area and interested in networking with other business owners. At an event you meet a new friendly face and she invites you to a group that she leads. It sounds like it’s a good fit. A couple of weeks later you’ve found the event online and decide to attend. As you drive there you’re nervous and picturing the group in your mind. You’ll see the person who invited you and a handful of … Continue reading

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