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Tip: Good relationship advice in a judgmental work world

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

SHEPA LEARNING COMPANY WEEKLY POSITIVE NETWORKING® TIP No. 984, November 16, 2022
By Gayle Hallgren and Judy ThomsonTip: Good relationship advice in a judgmental work world.Roxanne Gay, a New York Times opinion columnist, answered a question from a reader who wondered what to do about a colleague who was on a Zoom call and vaping. The title of Gay’s column answers that...

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Rethink the Click: Support Small During Small Business Season

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Rethink the Click: Support Small During Small Business Season

Online shopping is so convenient. Just open a browser and click a couple of times and your holiday gifts could be on their way. But this holiday season we’re asking you to rethink the click and support local small business. It’s good for you and good for them. Here’s why:
Rethink the Click: Shop Small...

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Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Why Shop Small for the Holidays?

Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to patronize chains. With chains they know exactly what they’ll get and there’s a lot of comfort in...

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It’s Small Business Season!

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

It’s Small Business Season!

From November 1st – December 31st, we’re celebrating Small Business Season™. The chamber is encouraging every person of our community to support friends and neighbors by shopping, dining, and exploring our small businesses. 
Small Businesses Are a Big Deal to the tri-county areaSmall business made up over 60% of all new jobs...

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Tip: Strategic networks explained really well

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

SHEPA LEARNING COMPANY WEEKLY POSITIVE NETWORKING® TIP
No. 980, October 19, 2022
By Gayle Hallgren and Judy ThomsonTip: Strategic networks explained really well.We often refer to Herminia Ibarra’s three categories of networks (operational, personal, and strategic). Ibarra, who is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at London Business School, says that developing your...

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Pre-Networking & Post-Networking

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Pre-Networking & Post-Networking4 Tips for Networking:1. Treat All Your Contacts Like Gold - Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. We can all remember being snubbed or being someone's space filler. Be memorable for the right reasons.2. Sooner Rather Than Later - In business the best time to exchange cards is when you first meet. Make it a natural part of your introduction so...

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Treating Others at Events

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Treating Others at EventsTreat All Your Contacts Like GoldEveryone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. We can all remember being snubbed or being someone’s space filler. Be memorable for the right reasons.Always Rescue WallflowersWe’ve all had the experience of being a wallflower and we know how uncomfortable it feels. When you see someone standing alone, go over and...

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Making a Good First Impression

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Making a Good First ImpressionSmile Power Connecting with others is easier with a smile. If you smile at someone they are hardwired to smile back. A smile opens the door to friendly communication. It’s your best networking asset. Never leave home without it.Eye Contact Creates RapportEye contact is key to making a good first impression, yet many people have a hard time doing this. A...

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Five Ways to Fight Networking Nerves

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Five Ways to Fight Networking NervesYou Are Perfectly NormalSusan Cain, author of Quiet, says one third to one half of people fall along the introvert spectrum. Networking is “not their happy place” because introverts prefer fewer stimulating environments. The best strategy for introverts is to find the least noisy place in their room and try to engage in one-on-one...

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Numbers and Networking

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2022
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Numbers and NetworkingThe Power of 7The minimum number of cards to carry at all times is seven. Most functions have tables set for eight, therefore, you'll have a card for everyone at your table. But bring more. Remember, you can never have too many cards, only to few.Good Networking Math:1 + 1 = 4When sitting at a table of eight or ten put two people between you and your tag...

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