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In this edition of Onwords & Upwords we explore my motivation to write Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

The content is derived from an on-line Author interview I recently completed with the Nonfiction Authors Association.

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Close Encounters of the Networking Kind: Power Networking Tips & Techniques

Have you ever wondered how close to stand to another person when conversing in a 1 to 1 at a business networking session? Okay, maybe I do have too much spare time as they say but I am sure that this is a question that many people have asked.

While I don’t have a definitive answer, I do have some thoughts on the matter. Many factors including gender, culture, trust, past experiences and self-confidence come into play.

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Top 10 Questions Before Accepting a Non-Profit Director’s Role

You have been asked to serve on a Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization. You are flattered that they would even ask. You have the time to give, you believe in their cause and you want to make a difference in the world. What a great opportunity!

Or is it?

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Top Ten Personal Empowerment Tips

Personal empowerment is something that many of us take for granted, yet for others it is an elusive and difficult concept to grasp.

One definition of personal empowerment is “deriving the strength to do something through one’s own thoughts and based on the belief that one knows what is best for oneself.”

From a different perspective “a management practice of sharing information, rewards, and power with employees so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve service and performance.”

“Empowerment is based on the idea that giving employees skills, resources, authority, opportunity, motivation, as well holding them responsible and accountable for outcomes of their actions, will contribute to their competence and satisfaction.”

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