10 Social Skills We Learned From Our Fathers

Our fathers have significant influence on our social skills.  Every time my spoken vocabulary gets trite and lazy, I hear my dad's voice in my head saying, "Words have specific meanings, Sean.  Use them appropriately."   Every door I've held, every "please" and "thank you", every big smile and "Good morning!  How are you?" before... Continue Reading →

Sports Networker Ep4 (6/11/18)

Hey there, fellow networkers!   In this week's edition of Sports Networker, I'm going to give you an update on all the sports-related topics and news you need to know when networking this week.   Here are the highlights... of the highlights: 0:49 - NBA Finals and Lebron James 2:18 - NHL Stanley Cup and... Continue Reading →

Creating Next Gen Philanthropists with Anna-Bohl Fabian

Congratulations to Anna Bohl-Fabian for being recognized as a #Networking4Good honoree!   As a Board Member of the Spruce Foundation, Anna uses her networking opportunities to develop the next generation of philanthropists in Philadelphia!   For people like Anna, networking events aren't about exchanging business cards and asking people if they'd be interested in grabbing a cup... Continue Reading →

Sports Networker Ep3 (6/4/18)

Hey there, sports fans! In this week's edition of Sports Networker, I'm going to give you an update on all the sports-related topics and news you need to know when networking this week. This week's topics include: Basketball Hockey Baseball Golf Tennis Sports Term of the week: Icing Video: Podcast: Don’t make this awkward.  Sign-up... Continue Reading →

Sports Networker Ep2 (5/28/18)

Hey there, sports fans! In the second edition of Sports Networker, I'm going to give you an update on all the sports-related topics and news you need to know when networking this week. This week's topics include: Basketball Hockey Golf Tennis Sports Controversy Hot Take: Legalizing Sports Betting Sports Lingo of the week: Slugging Percentage... Continue Reading →

Alicia Kennedy #Networking4Good

Alicia Kennedy is this week's #Networking4Good honoree, for her work with Alpha Bravo Canine to help our nation's veterans. In 2014, an average of 20 veterans committed suicide each day. Alicia and Alpha Bravo Canine are working to bring this average to zero. Alpha Bravo Canine’s provides trained service dogs to U.S. military veterans suffering from Post-traumatic... Continue Reading →

Sports Networker Ep1 (5/21/18)

Hey there, sports fans! In response to many of you who asked me to talk more about sports in networking settings, I'm publishing a new video and podcast series called Sports Networker. The goal: to give you all the high-level info you need to discuss sports in networking settings.  Check out the vid or the... Continue Reading →

Practicing the Lost Art of Eye Contact

Let's face it, engaging in prolonged eye contact is awkward.  It's especially awkward while focused on introducing yourself properly, remembering the person's name, and presenting yourself as the witty, interesting, successful person you know you are.   Eye contact was one of my weakest attributes when I started networking.  My mentors and coaches would say, "Try... Continue Reading →

Ep 6 – Family Matters

If you've ever built a strong relationship with new people, you've probably discovered the power of discussing family. If you've ever failed to build a strong relationship with new people, you've probably overlooked the power of discussing family. Family conversations can strengthen new relationships, but if you fall into one of the awkward traps, it... Continue Reading →

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