Sep 2012

Are your networking efforts as effective as you think?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was at an event recently.  I struck up a conversation with a man I’ll call Mike.  I asked him what he did and he told me he worked for a bank. A bank I’d never heard of.  Coming from Arizona – the land of the bank a minute – I’m used to being exposed…

Oct 2011

How do you build relationships if people are scared to talk to you?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I often say that it takes a lot of little impressions to make a big impression.  And it’s with this in mind that I think about the idea of approachability. It’s hard to build relationships when people feel like they can’t even talk to you. Have you ever said hello to people, only to have…

Jan 2011

Is 2011 the year you get to know everyone?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was at a networking function this morning, and ran into Bill – an incredibly genuine and all around fantastic guy. He introduced me to Susan by saying “This is Molly – she knows everyone!”  With an introduction like that, I wasn’t surprised that Susan was interested in connecting with me to continue the conversation.…

May 2010

Keith Ferrazzi asks…Are the relationships you’ve built today the ones that will help you succeed in the future?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworkingPeople I Meet

Your network is your net worth.  That’s what Keith says.  Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back, joined us for a webinar on Building Relationships That Matter.  Listening to him was extremely enlightening.  I consider myself pretty good at networking, and somewhat of an above average relationship builder.  But,…

Nov 2008

Are you managing your job search to produce the greatest returns?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchPeople I Meet

I was visiting my friend, Mike, in New York recently. Mike is a trader on the commodities exchange. He’s been trading for more than twenty years, and success at trading comes naturally for him. Well, perhaps on the surface. It wasn’t always that way. We got to talking about his early days as a trader.…

Nov 2008

Thanks for the LinkedIn Invite…Who are you?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I just received another one.  Another LinkedIn invitation from someone, and I don’t have a clue who he is.  This happens a lot.  I’m not certain what prompts these strangers to invite me to their network.  I’m not certain why people I’ve barely said boo to want me in their network.  I know I don’t want them in…

Nov 2008

Here’s my card. Uhhh, no thanks!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was in a taxi the other day and the driver was sharing some incredible insight that he read in a networking book.  It said: Give your business card to every person you meet and tell them if there’s any way you can help them, have them give you a call. I find so much wrong…