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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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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Til We Meet Again

  Grief. It’s a word that I’ve seen referenced over and over on social media sites, podcasts and articles. Have you seen it, too? Experts talking about our “collective” grief over the pandemic. Each time I read or listen, I think, Yes! That’s exactly what I’m feeling!  Then I think, wait, what am I REALLY grieving? Monday I…

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Virtual Meetings

  I’ve had more Zoom video calls in the last two weeks than I’ve ever had before. Everyone, it seems, wants to stay connected virtually. And I know I’m not the only one. For example, my dad, John, retired to Florida a number of years ago and spends a good amount of his time teaching…

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Living Our Values

  Fear & Courage Anger & Love These are the dances I’ve danced most of my life and they are now heightened. Tough to navigate for a brain that craves logic and data and something to truly sink my teeth into so I can make informed decisions. Not emotional ones. Last weekend I let fear…

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Public speaking courage, speak with courage

  Public speaking – you know things like networking, running workshops, presenting at an industry conference or giving talks at local business groups – is a great way to promote your business and cut through the noise that is social media. Yet, lots of smart, accomplished, creative entrepreneurs and service providers dread the task. Some…

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