4 people toasting each other

Last week at the Virtual Networking Café the theme during the breakouts was gratitude. I chose gratitude for several reasons: We met on Veterans Day It’s November, which although cliché, is a month associated with giving thanks It’s not something I practice regularly. (I wrote about gratitude here. I’m going to revisit the question posed. A teeny…

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Promote Yourself

Over the Summer, my 17 year old cat Habibi (means dear friend in Arabic) started waking me up before the sun at 4:30 am. While I consider myself an early riser, 4:30 is waaaay too early for me. He’s hungry and relentless at that hour. Breathing (purring) in my face, swatting my cheeks with his…

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networking outside

When you bring people together for, or attend, a networking event, business meeting, workshop or conference, what’s the intention? As the world opens, locks down, opens, locks down, opens, wear mask indoors, (am I the only one exhausted from the ambivalence?) I’ve been thinking a lot about how we get together. After listening to Brené…

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Zoom meeting

Well, this week I thought it would be fun to follow up on the last newsletter – To Zoom or Not to Zoom? (Click that link if you missed it!) This article got a ton of feedback! And as a researcher at heart, (My first career was qualitative market research) that means I like to…

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Stacey virtual event speaker

I went to my first in person meeting last week. Wow did that stress me out remembering that I had to get showered and dressed. Almost ran late! Once I got there, a group of us sat indoors in an airy room with high ceilings, long tables, bench seats, spaced apart, masks up. Coats on…

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Stacey & Michael talking

Yesterday I got to facilitate a live, on Zoom, conversation about presence for the RI Bankers Association Women’s group. Two of state’s most senior level executives shared their career experiences and wisdom with close to 200 women. I could have asked them questions all day. It was awesome. We talked about things like: How to…

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Zoom meeting

  If I told you Zoom meetings could energize instead of exhaust would you believe me? On Tuesday, I hosted another business networking event for women and received this thoughtful email from an attendee:  “I enjoyed your networking event so much! I’ve done a number of these events with other facilitators, and your mix of…

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Elbow to Elbow Greeting

  I have a lot of great childhood memories. One that really sticks in my mind? Learning how to shake hands. Uncle Craig, my mother’s youngest brother, would line up my cousins, sister and me as he taught us a proper handshake. I never understood the importance as he approached us one by shaking our…

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