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As the holidays approach and your calendar fills with cocktail parties, family gatherings and ugly sweater parties, take a few minutes to make networking a priority this season. Holiday parties can offer a great opportunity for you to both relax and connect with friends, colleagues, existing and potential clients. So, how do you mix both business and pleasure during these festive gatherings? I have collected some of my favorite posts to help get you started.
1. Small Talk No-No’s
Do you get a bit squeamish at social gatherings? Take a look at these 10 small talk no-no’s to help ease your anxiety and flourish in a room with potential connections. Read the complete post >>
2. 5 Networking Tips and Tricks
In today’s hyper-connected world, what’s the best way to manage your relationships? When it comes to workplace success, the who you know is sometimes more important than what you know. Take some time to build better connections with these 5 tips. Read the complete post now >>
3. Marketing Yourself and Your Career
As author Desiree Moore said, “Whether you are a law student, new lawyer, or experienced practitioner, you should be thinking about how you are going to market your practice and build your book of business every day.” Find out what advice Desiree has to offer, read the complete post >>
4. Never Underestimate the Power of a 3-Martini Lunch
When networking, use this opportunity not only for business development, but also take the time to connect with your clients, and talk. Really talk opening, candidly, AND (drum roll please) listen. This article offers a few talking points to consider when meeting with clients. Read the complete post >>
5. Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
And don’t forget to achieve the greatest bang for your buck by optimizing your LinkedIn profile. The holidays offer a bit of downtime allowing you to connect with old friends and business colleagues. This cheat sheet can help you optimize your LinkedIn profile.
To the rest of the community, do you have any advice to offer?
This is indeed the best list of articles Tracie. Thank you so very much!