Jan 2013

How important is it to create a culture of networking in your organization?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was at a lunch with a group of Human Resource Executives on Friday.  And I started telling them a little about my upcoming book.  The book initially started out as a very practical tips and tricks guide to networking – much like my book on job search, The New Job Search, which is a…

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…

Feb 2012

Never underestimate another person’s network.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

People. They’re all around you. And guess what? They know other people. And it’s through these relationships that you may just find your next job, board member, customer or friend. Whenever I’m meeting someone for the first time, I think about the guy in the old Verizon commercials – the one with the network behind…

Jan 2012

Mistakes by rookie networkers. They should all be Chopped!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Did you see Chopped the other night? In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a cooking show with four chefs, and the one who makes the worst dish for each round (appetizer, main course, dessert) gets “chopped.” I couldn’t believe what happened. One of the guys was making his main course, and right at…

Dec 2011

Introducing yourself at an event… are you seizing the moment?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Last week, I was in a meeting full of very impressive businesswomen.  At one point during the meeting, every person stood up and took the time to introduce themselves.  I don’t know if people realize what an incredible opportunity this is.  The chance to own the floor, if only for a minute, during someone else’s…

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…

Aug 2011

The opportunity to network is all around you. Are you paying attention?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Networking doesn’t just happen at formal networking events.  In fact, most of the really good networking is all around you.  You just have to be ready for it.  I went to Sydney and Bali recently.  I love travel, but I especially love international travel!  And because my husband and I have different airline allegiances, I…

May 2011

Why is society shunning the conversation?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

It’s just a matter of time.  It’s just a matter of time before we don’t need a voice anymore.  After all, who uses theirs anymore anyway?  We live in a world of online communication.  And what seemed like such a technological breakthrough is on the verge of creating a human breakdown. A friend of mine…

Mar 2011

Why I don’t talk about The Price Is Right at networking events.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

You know what I want to talk about when I go to a networking event?  The Price Is Right.  I love The Price Is Right!!  Absolutely love it!!  Not only do I watch the show, but I have the game loaded on my iPhone.  Nothing makes a workout go faster than running on the treadmill…

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.…