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People First, Sales Second: 5 Tips for Winning BIG at Networking Events!

I know, I know. You probably frowned at that title because it goes against everything you ever learned and loved about doing big business. But I assure you, it is the absolute truth and fuddling it is probably the reason your business isn’t where it needs to be. It’s why my business isn’t where it needs to be.

Starting last December, I began really understanding the importance of relationship-building, collaboration and lasting impressions. I was going to (or hosting) networking event after networking event trying to build up my contacts and then I realized that was my problem! I was only trying to “build up my contacts”–as in, add more business cards to the piles on my desk and stick more names in my e-mail database. I wasn’t trying to get to know those people truly. I wasn’t learning their needs, concerns, likes, dislikes and dreams.

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#Lifehack App: AirBnb App!

The way the AirBnb app works is you download it (Play store OR iTunes store offers it), then begin searching for available living spaces in your desired travel destinations. The unique catch? You’ll be living in the various homes and apartments of different willing hosts who are also out of town traveling! Sound strange? Well, it’s not sooo strange–at least not to the 25 million+ guests who have hosted and booked spaces using the app.

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#LifeHack App: Pro Party Planner for Office Holiday Parties!

It’s the holidays and I’m sure the office holiday parties are coming up! You’ll be attending Christmas galas, tree lightings, holiday brunches and Ugly Sweater Christmas parties from now throughout the end of the year! If you’re just attending, all you have to worry about is what to wear and remaining sober at the professional festivities.…