As this fantastic celebration comes to a close, I wanted to share one more inspiring story for Women's History Month. I spotlighted Marie Denise Villers in my Power Networking Breakfast for this month. Villers was an unknown, French artist during the 1800's who created this masterpiece: "Young Woman Drawing" en francais" Etude d'une jeune femme assise sur une fenetre". This painting received high recognition because it was thought to have been painted by Jacques-Louis David. Although, Villers did not receive the credit for her work, her artistry and skill was up to par with that of a famed, skilled male artist.
The SN Tip of the week is review your networking strategies! Make sure that you are on the right track and making big success in your networking endeavors. Use checks and balances to evaluate your practices, membership and individuals in your networks.
I am an avid supporter of Networking One-on-One! I have written several articles about this networking technique and it is in my Fantastic Four Series. I believe this is an excellent way to not only build relationships but prospect potential clients and partners. Of course, I recommend you doing your due diligence and preparing for each meeting or session!
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Along my fantastic networking journey, I have identified common networking myths which can cause savvy networkers to stumble. Do not fall into such deception. Network with clarity and understanding. Also, consider "tag-team" networking with a trusted colleague to get a different perspective.
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A great way to keep your networking sharp and consistent is to join a professional club or association. Not only does this help with accountability, but creates a platform to develop your business and professional growth. Networking with like minded, motivated individuals is always a plus!
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The SN Tip of the week is gain more leads. Leads are an excellent way to prospect new clients, expand your networking and build quality relationships. Scout out for opportunities and look for resources to expand your networking endeavors!
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.