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Ch 15 Event Recap

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Apr 24, 2009)

More info on the event coming soon! In the mean time, here is a clip from Ch 15.

http://www.abc15.com/content/financialsurvival/azstories/story/Several-h...

NetworkingPhoenix.com Signature Event!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Apr 15, 2009)

If you didn't make it to our Launch Party in January, you missed the chance to rub elbows with Phoenix's top notch professionals, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Say it From the Heart - But Keep it Concise & to the Point Please!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Apr 6, 2009)

Have you ever had a 10 minute conversation with someone about his/her business, walked away and then asked yourself...what the heck does he/she do again?? I have!

While you know what you do very intimately, the rest of the world doesn't. It's not obvious to us. It's not even remotely obvious...so please, do us a favor and explain it in nice simple terms. Clear, concise and to the point. However, this does not mean take up 10 minutes to explain it. I want to hear it in 30 sec, 60 sec or 2 minutes. After that...I need to move on to the next person.

Volunteers Are Needed for Experience Your Future Day

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Apr 6, 2009)



Experience Your Future Day is a one-day experiential learning event to help students make the connection between school and work. 7,000 8th grade students from 55 schools will visit the event to meet and learn from area employers and educators.

Job Openings 3/26/09

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Mar 26, 2009)

Web Optimization Specialist 50-80k- Mesa, AZ
SEO specialist using HTML, JAVA, C#, CSS, SQL and ASP.NET

Ch 3 social media segment 3/10/2009

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Mar 10, 2009)

This was a fun segment to tape in my house! You can see a bit of my office and my business plan hanging up on my wall :)

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RPM's 1st EVER Light Rail Pub Crawl!!

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 24, 2009)

On Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 4:00 - 11:00 pm, Metro-Phoenix residents will experience a variety of nightlife flavors. Stretching from Phoenix's Camelback/Central light rail station to Tempe's Apache/McClintock station, you will enjoy local nightlife diversity ranging from the authentic British pub George and Dragon to the dynamic, musical atmosphere of the Big Bang piano bar.

Gelie part of a story on Ch 15 2/20/09

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Feb 22, 2009)

This was a fun segment because Ch 15 came out to do the interview with me as I was speaking to Team Women's N. Scottsdale chapter. It aired on Friday night at 10pm...so you were either already drinking or sleeping by then :)

Here it is if you'd like to see it!

http://www.abc15.com/content/financialsurvival/azstories/story/Successful-Valley-business-owners-share-tips-on/YI04mCbmgUm5ogb25kAZ_w.cspx

Would you like to be a part of Amilya's Upcoming Reality TV Show?

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 19, 2009)

 

 

For all of you that are wondering what Amilya Antonetti is up to these days...here is a sneak peak! This is an image, so the links won't work. For more information, please visit her website, www.Amilya.com.

Good luck!

 

The Perfect Fit!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Feb 8, 2009)

One of the great perks of meeting so many people is the fact that I get exposed to so many unique industries. Recently, I had a friend introduce me to J. Hilburn Men's Clothier. I was intrigued at the concept right away because as many of your ladies out there know...shopping for your man, especially when he is very fashion oriented, is no small feat!

Sonoran Living Live on Ch 15 - 2/3/2009

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Feb 3, 2009)

This was a fun segment, they gave me about 6 mintues! I also got to meet Bob Guiney (The Bachelor season 4) in the Green Room.

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Enjoy!

Ch 12 Apperance on the Morning Show with Dave Cherry - 1/27/2009

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 27, 2009)

Nothing beats waking up at 4am and doing full hair and make-up! But hey...a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do :) Click on the link below for the story and the video.

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Follow the Leader

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 21, 2009)

One of the most crucial pieces of any networking group is the leader. Just like with anything else, in a networking group, everything starts at the top.

I always encourage people to meet with the organizer of the group and first find out what he/she is about. If you're planning on attending a new group, you should be able to contact the organizer and let him/her know that while at the event, you would like to just take a few minutes of his/her time and introduce yourself.

Go Team Women!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 15, 2009)

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the North Scottsdale Chapter of a group called Team Women. Wow! Talk about good energy and a solid group!

Christine Springer of Desert Edge Legal is the president of the group and she invited me to come and speak about Networking Strategy - which is a very timely topic.

How to create a winning networking strategy

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 1, 2009)

What is it that a lot of newbie networkers lack in their skill set? You guessed it…strategy. 

We've all been there...looked at the invitation, saw "free food" and decided that would be a great reason to go out networking tonight! We all love free food...and if it comes with a chance to shake some hands, exchange business cards and get out of the house for the evening...why not? Right? 

Featured Member: Bernadette Gratton

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Dec 12, 2008)

You may be familiar with Bernadette Grattan as being the CEO of The Resource Link, Inc., one of Arizona's most successful boutique Accounting & Finance Recruiting firms. As if she does not have enough to do, she has branched out into Executive Matchmaking as well this year and formed The Ultimate Introduction, Inc.

And yet another testimonial...wow!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Dec 11, 2008)

I recently moved to the Scottsdale area on a mission to find investors interested in helping me bring a pioneering service that supports busy, successful people to find fast solutions to life's insoluble problems. As such, I needed to get dialed into the area's best networking events as quickly as possible.

Me on the Radio

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Dec 8, 2008)

Check out my interview on The John Adam Show.

Click on 'Download Hour 1' and I come on in about 5 minutes from the start. 

All feedback and comments are welcome :)

Enjoy!

 

Follow up secrets of great networkers

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Dec 5, 2008)

FU!

The only time you'll ever get this from me is when you deserve it….and that's always! I'm talking about Following Up – what did you think I was talking about??? ;) 

I know this concept has been beat over your head a million times and you know how important it is, but the sad truth is that most people don't follow up. All the work that you've done with your networking is completely wasted unless you can follow-through on the connection and turn it into a meaningful relationship.

What have I been doing this entire year???

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Nov 23, 2008)

It’s almost been a full year since I launched this website and decided to leave my day job in order to network full time (try to explain that one to your co-workers). When I look back, I can’t even believe the people I have met, the conversations I’ve had and the things I’ve accomplished. But more than that, I’m extremely excited about what 2009 is going to bring me! 

However this blog is not meant to be sappy…it’s meant to show you what I have created and how you can benefit from my experience. 

Out and About…Why ‘Random’ Face-to-Face Sightings are Crucial!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Nov 16, 2008)

This week’s adventures started off with ASBA’s Comerica Bank AZ Companies to Watch awards ceremony. It was a black-tie optional gala event (I got to dress up!!) which allowed me to strengthen my relationships with various people inside my network.

ElementsofDesign.com

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 9, 2008)

Here is a great testimonial about the site that just came in from Lina Quintero, Elements of Design. Thanks Lina!!

I know what you did last night...

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Nov 7, 2008)

Last night I thought it would be great to attend the Republican Professionals (RP) event. I got involved with the group early this year and in the beginning tried to help them out with various networking opportunities. I’m not as involved with them as much these days…but I love everyone on their board (especially Lindsay!!!) and wanted to come out and say hi.

In the beginning

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Nov 4, 2008)

Very often I get asked about how I got started in this business. People want to know if I did something similar prior to this and how I learned this ‘trade’ of networking. This question has always been interesting to me and I find myself answering it differently much of the time. Why I answer it differently…I couldn’t tell you. Perhaps there are a number of answers to it or perhaps I haven’t quite stumbled upon a clear and concise answer yet. So I thought it would be a great thing to tackle in my first blog on NetworkingPhoenix.com.