In this article, I focus on the importance of demonstrating integrity in your networking endeavors. I encourage readers to align their words with their values and actions. This is an excellent way to build credibility, show respect and foster meaningful relationships.
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The SN Tip of the week is to shadow someone. It is an excellent way to learn about a business, industry or profession. It can also give you direct access to someone's professional networks and circles.
Use this tip to maximize your networks!
Perhaps your work day or networking agenda does not require a full on suit. If that is the case, check out these casual chic ensembles. This low-key, yet elevated style is a good balance of business and fun!
Celebrating the life and legacy of my favorite designer and creative: Karl Lagerfeld.
To the naked eye, it may seem as though we have nothing in common. But the fact is, we share the same birthday, love French culture / fashion, are multilingual, support equality and social change and use creativity to expand our horizons.
True Story: I took a "pilgrimage" to Paris, France with the intent of purchasing the Chanel 60th anniversary stamp designed by Lagerfeld.
Photo Credit: Elle.com
The SN Tip of the week is to remember names. There is an untold power in remembering names, job titles, affiliations, etc. of your business colleagues. It shows that you pay attention to detail, listen closely and have a heightened awareness.
Here are some tips for remembering names:
Use these tips to develop quality relationships!
This month, I want to focus on the untold riches of exhibiting etiquette. The manner in which you approach people and situations can foster trust, gain respect and draw likeability. Read these articles which focus on proper etiquette:
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The Champion Networker (Chi Chi Okezie) is a networking, diversity and inclusion influencer known for infusing culture, history, language, arts and entertainment into her company's training and events.