I recently took a training on advanced networking and one of the things I talked about as my desired outcome was more techniques on forming stronger relationships faster. The training was with Performance of a Lifetime, a program which involved a lot of improvisational work as the primary method to work on those networking techniques. [Read more…]
Relationships might be built online but they are solidified in person, whether that be business (think client buyers) or personal (think online dating). That’s on my mind because I just got back from a meeting in Salt Lake City and it made a world of difference. I think I was in town for roughly 16 hours and was asleep in the hotel room for a decent chunk of that. It was kind of funny, because my flight out got delayed to the point that I was checking in for my flight home before I even left the San Jose airport.
A big part of why some folks like virtual meetings isn’t what you think. The official reasoning might be that it saves on travel cost or time wasted migrating between meetings but I know some people who won’t walk next door if there is a webex link in a meeting invite. Some of it might be laziness but I think the more likely culprit is work overload. [Read more…]
Something happened last week that got me thinking about burning bridges.
I debated whether or not to share the story, but then I came across this article about superstar investor, Chris Sacca. First, let me say I found the article pinned to Sacca’s Twitter profile, so I’m assuming the info on shares is accurate.
After reading the article (it’s an interesting read), three things stuck with me about how people perceive him:
– Hero complex
– Willing to burn bridges
I took the burning bridges thing as a sign so here we are. [Read more…]