• How To Build A Nurturing Network In Today’s Over-Connected World

    Pay attention to what your network sees in you. Your co-workers, friends, and mentors may see more in you than you see in yourself. In episode 7 of her podcast, Lisa Martin talks with Kelly Hoey, author of Build Your Dream Network. Kelly is an expert in how to network in today’s over-connected world. Listen as Kelly shares the benefits of…

  • Effective Networking Practices for Starting, Advancing, or Changing Your Career

    In a Nutshell: When J. Kelly Hoey decided to make a career change, it took 18 months of hard work to realize her goal. That time together with subsequent career experiences inspired her to write the book “Build Your Dream Network,” in which she highlights networking practices that any professional can use to advance his or her career. Her guidance involves re-envisioning networks…

  • Rethink The Power Of Networking

    Do you know the value of your network? Most of us take for granted the relationships we make in our career and don’t realize their worth. What if there was someone in your network right now that held the keys to your dream career or to opening a door that would score you a book deal and more? There’s power…

  • Episode 68 – How to Build Your Dream Network—With Guest Kelly Hoey

    Have you ever attended a networking event, collected a pocket-full of business cards, only to go home, dump all of those cards onto your kitchen table, stare blankly at them and think, “So what? I don’t think any of these people have relevance to my business.” If you feel powerless or aimless in your approach to networking, this is the…

  • Holiday Hit List!

    Another Build Your Dream newsletter/blog written on the go! This time, from the Qantas lounge in the Sydney airport. AND with all the hustle this time of year, I’ll keep this week’s newsletter short and practical. Still have some ho ho ho clogging the social calendar? Wondering how to navigate the egg-nog circuit with fewer anxieties? Take a page from…

  • Celebrate The Small Wins – Really!

    Incremental steps lead to big wins – and you need to acknowledge and celebrate those small wins. Yes, a bit of a seeing the forest and not all the trees email this week. And picking up on something I said…just LAST WEEK: Celebrate. Damn it! We’re always wanting to grab the big prize and in that fixation we forget to celebrate…

  • Oh! The Places You’ll Go When You Have A Network

      Wow. Wow. Wow. I can’t believe it has been two years since I held the first hard copy of my book, Build Your Dream Network, in my hands. A career filled with adventures (both good and questionable) to get to that day and since then? Oh, my! I could never have dreamed up the conversations and imagined the possibilities.  The…

  • A Whole Lot Of Networking Give

    Surround yourself with people who give one another equal value and are inspired to do something together. – Tina Roth Eisenberg, Founder at Tattly, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux and Friends Work Here  In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, some of the best advice on the essential “give” in networking – from some of the best networkers I know (yes, folks I interviewed in Build…

  • Giving Thanks

    Gratitude and generosity are key elements of successful networking efforts. What are you thankful for? And who has helped you achieve that? Have you thanked them recently?  With Thanksgiving on Thursday, a little networking reminder to be generous. Take a minute to reach out to someone in your network who has helped you in some way, and give thanks (without…

  • Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

    Who’s my audience? What’s my goal? These two simple (NOT!) questions are the two questions Tara Hunt, founder of Truly (a strategic agency for the social world) asks clients before her team considers crafting or recommending a social (aka client relationship aka business development aka talent attraction aka content) strategy for the client. These are the exact same questions (what’s…