J. Kelly Hoey

Being of Service: #BYDN Reader Shares Her Story

Thanks for networking suggesting on Thriveworks re: acting like a host when you want to be approachable in a room. I laughed so hard when I read this because I suddenly realized I do it all the time!

Quick story: when the mother of a law school friend died a couple of years ago, I went to the funeral to support her. I essentially knew no one at the repast so the party planner and connector in me kicked it. I thought someone needs to take charge here by letting people know where to sit, get food for the elderly, etc. — so that’s what I did. Keeping busy and being concerned about the well-being of others, made the sad afternoon an enjoyable experience. I met so many more people, and heard so many more stories about my friend’s mom than I would have had I sat at the corner table with a couple of people I barely knew. Essentially, I made myself of service, for which my friend was eternally grateful for.

Silicon Valley. Benton Harbor. Bucks County. Where in the world is #BYDN showing up next? Full calendar of upcoming speaking engagements can be found on my website.

Are you based in the SF Bay area?

Are you free on Wednesday, June 6?

If so, I’d love you to be part of the live studio audience for the taping of my upcoming online course offered by Creative Live. Find all the details you need here.


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