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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.