A few months ago, Postmaster General Marvin Runyon got an earful from disgruntled postal customers about Chicago’s mail service. In typical “bureaucraticese,” the postmaster responded to the criticism by saying, “the situation will be resolved within five years.” Continue reading
In a move to spread peace, goodwill and healthy lifestyles worldwide, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), North Palm Beach, Fla., signed an agreement with the U.S. State Department to ship sports products to overseas Peace Corps posts twice a year. The program is known as SGMA USA Sporting Goods to Go. Continue reading
ALSO: Read Donna Fisher’s full-length interview from April 2002, No One Is Working — How Do I Network Now?
Networking Can Help You Realize Your Dreams
By Catherine Wright
People were not designed to work as islands. We work best with others on our life team. It’s through others that we see our own greatness. It’s the encouragement of others that has let me get to the blue sky when all I could see were the clouds. Continue reading
Ellen Volpe, president, American Business Associates
1. This is the time of year to express gratitude. Take inventory and communicate your feelings. This does not have to be an expensive proposition. People want to feel appreciated, and it feels good to pass it along. Informal get-togethers add to the sense of community and give you an opportunity to develop more rapport. Be outgoing and interested in other people. Ask them about themselves and learn something new. This is also a great time to analyze your database. Reconnect with great customers, prospects, and referral sources with whom you may have lost touch. Spend your social capital, and it will pay you dividends. Continue reading
To show you how to make the most of this holiday season, we asked top professional-networking experts whom we interviewed during 2002 to return for a repeat performance. This time we asked the experts just two questions:
What are your top networking tips for the holiday season?
What’s your top networking tip for the new year? Continue reading