Inspired by my friend Tina’s weekly link-filled email for this weekly post – which also comes out as my newsletter and ok, confession time, I finally turned my attention to writing the newsletter rather late in the afternoon on Tuesday (aka the day before I send it out), my day (and creativity) having been hijacked by a distinct lack of motivation for work (frankly, not too surprising on a week with a holiday in the midst of it).
So links it is this week – all selected with Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays in mind:
Wondering how to RSVP and what constitutes a good guest? Puzzled as to when it’s appropriate to ask a hostess for her wifi code? These and other pressing networking etiquette questions are answered by my very special guest, best-selling author (Eating The Cheshire Cat, Southern Lady Code, and American Housewife), Helen Ellis on the Build Your Dream Network podcast. Prepare yourself for laughs – lots of laughs – and yes, some answers too.
Heading to Friendsgiving with new friends and wondering how to make small talk? Read this.
Walking is not only good for your waistline, it boosts productivity too. And no, 10,000 steps not required, just intention. Learn more.
Before you finalize your holiday card list, listen to last week’s podcast episode on the failure to follow-up and/or follow-through (as I suspect there are a few people you may have dropped the ball on over the past year, so now would be a good time to correct that by sending them an end-of-year note).
Need a guide for thriving this holiday season? Read this Smarter Living post and BTW, tweeting this article out re-connected me with the writer, who is a former work colleague, so networking serendipity truly at it’s best – no idle chit-chat or schmoozing required! just a simple tweet! (oh, and having been a decent person to work alongside many years ago).