“A Networking Book” - your guide to becoming effective at one of the most important skills in business.
The scenario: You go to an event because of the topic or speaker…but you’re going alone. Now what? Instead of waiting for something to happen, why not be proactive? ‘Stealth at the door’ means that you are under the radar but you’re getting ready to seize networking opportunities – you’re looking for familiar faces as they [...]
It’s hard to read 600 pages and incorporate all the learnings stemming from Steve Jobs and Walter Isaacson‘s portrayal of this unique individual. In this last chapter I want to emphasize a few ideas raised earlier and add a few more. It’s my intention that you too can prosper because of these learnings and apply [...]
Prepare your business for 2017 – join NRCC Night of the SMEs, 2nd edition! The Netherlands Romanian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) organizes on 24th of November, at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, the 2nd edition of the NRCC Night of the SMEs, dedicated event for the top management of small & medium companies. The event [...]
We all get excited when we hear world leaders saying they’ve done ‘this’ or ‘that’. We often think that he or she acted alone and because of a magical power, vision, special ability or demi-god skill they accomplished the impossible, earning fame and fortune in the process. Some of us who are a little more [...]
On November 10, Paul Renaud was invited to deliver an educational workshop on networking at Team 4 Learning – International Communication event, in Budapest. The workshop offered the opportunity to discover the benefits of networking while learning easy-to-apply tips that will increase the size and power of your network. “I want to make people understand that [...]
A lot of people use the word ‘strategy’ in discussions when they relate to what they do or what they’ve done in the past. The word is often used incorrectly as a job description task as opposed to what it really should be: A direction and a state of mind. The responsibility of strategy sits [...]
Walter Isaacson wrote a masterpiece biography on Steve Jobs. I am disappointed that I didn’t discover it sooner. The book seduced me and I ended up studying it rather than reading it. I always take copious notes and my books have so many dog ears and scribbles one would wonder where they’ve been. Because of [...]
Paul Renaud, Executive Coach, writer and speaker shares his views on People Power and what Networking is really all about. ‘When in doubt, network!’ The more people you meet, the more you learn and …‘Give it away!’ His simple rules for interacting with people transformed his life and led him to really find “his zone” [...]
Writing a book requires that one reads books and does enough research to make his or her book well, interesting… Anyone can write a book but to write a ‘great’ book requires talent, time and practice. In my quest to write a ‘Great’ book I have been inspired by great writers. I was pleased to [...]
Jeff Imelt, from GE once quoted Mentors as “People you trust to provide feedback and advice”. Mentors opens doors, are generous of spirit and time and best of all, a mentor’s time is free. It all started in 1998 when I met a fellow called Bob Henson – ‘a good ole boy from Birmingham, Alabama’ [...]
I’ve had the chance to take up Scuba diving a long time ago and although I’m not a pro, I really enjoy the stillness, the coolness of being vulnerable and depending on oxygen as well as seeing a spectacle of fish and wildlife. Once in Thailand I was diving and noticed a 3 meter long [...]
Lately, I’ve collected 3 more heroes, people that have demonstrated to me courage and risks to show how bad they really wanted something. One person is a household name – at least he was in the past, the other you’ve probably seen a few pictures surfing and the third person is unknown. Some of us [...]
Jeff Imelt, from GE once quoted Mentors as “People you trust to provide feedback and advice”. Mentors opens doors, are generous of spirit and time and best of all, a mentor’s time is free. It all started in 1998 when I needed some help to design a national sales team. I could not find such [...]
Well after 12 versions of the speech, 3 rehearsals, 20 practice sessions, getting Vince Stevenson the Fear Dr. as speech Coach and countless friends & family to help, TEDx Bucharest was accomplished! A great, top notch event and I’m privileged to have been part of it. What a RUSH!
What a hoot that was! Google’s All hands event was fun, entertaining and informative. Great client and great moments – thank you Google for inviting me to be part of it!
It’s happened before…you’re talking to someone and that person can’t help you: You’re not going to make the sale or this person cannot connect you to the decision maker. Yikes! What do you do? Answer: You close your discussion graciously by asking: Who do you know (WDYK)? I’ve used this angle many times. It’s amazing [...]