Tips for In-Person Meetings in a Post-COVID World

Tips for In-Person Meetings in a Post-COVID World

We, unfortunately, have not seen the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with vaccines and other treatments now at the ready, and being armed with more information on how to return to regular activities more safely, we’re starting to slowly get back to more “normal”...

Kick-Start Your Networking Post-COVID

Kick-Start Your Networking Post-COVID

While we certainly haven’t seen the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, with vaccinations on the rise, life is starting to feel a bit more back-to-normal these days. Businesses are open more fully, and that may include your very own workspace. This may have you wanting to...

Forming Strategic Business Partnerships

Forming Strategic Business Partnerships

Feel like you’re stalled when it comes to moving your business forward? What might propel you toward progress could be working with like-minded individuals. How do you meet these people that can help serve as inspiration? Networking events – be them in-person or even...

How to Host a Successful Networking Event

How to Host a Successful Networking Event

Are you experienced in networking through attending events? If you answered “yes,” you may be thinking about moving on to host one of your own. What do you need to keep in mind to do it successfully? Heed these six tips... Keep Your Focus Narrow. Choose a topic or...

6 Ways to Make Time to Tackle Goals

6 Ways to Make Time to Tackle Goals

Whether you’re in the middle of a pandemic, or just plain busy at work or in life, it’s essential to carve out time for your future. How? We’ve got some helpful suggestions! Time Management This is the most crucial tool you need in your arsenal. A lot of the struggle...

Networking to Build Better Relationships

Networking to Build Better Relationships

When it comes down to progress in life – be it advancing professionally or maturing personally, a lot of your success hinges on the ability to build better relationships. Think about phrases like, “The customer is always right,” and “Be Our Guest.” Both place value on...

Boost Your Confidence by Networking

Boost Your Confidence by Networking

Does the idea of getting on a group Zoom video call or entering a room of strangers at a networking luncheon make you feel anxious? Do you see yourself as more of a one-on-one discussion person? Feel more comfortable connecting from your desk seat and by typing at...

6 Career Benefits of Networking

6 Career Benefits of Networking

When you think of networking, you likely your job is likely the primary motivator, at least initially. After all, one of the main forces for getting out there and meeting other professionals is with your career or business being top-of-mind. If you’ve lost sight of...

What is Your Networking WHY?

What is Your Networking WHY?

So, you’ve decided to jump in and get to networking, or you’ve rededicated or continue to commit yourself to the effort. But do you know why, or are you just going through the motions? Getting Started If you’re new to networking, your “WHY” is likely to be different...

Networking in a New Way

Networking in a New Way

That was the aim when, about nine years ago now, three former Greater Reading Chamber Ambassadors ventured on their own to start what is now the Pagoda Business Network. David Green, Marie Smith and Tim Stover sought to form a group where members could come and feel...

Social Distancing and Networking

Social Distancing and Networking

Practicing Social Distancing and still want to make networking a priority? The web and your smartphone may just be your new best friends. But that doesn’t mean you can throw caution to the wind or that all apps are created equally. Here are a couple worth your time...

Make Time for Networking

Make Time for Networking

If the reason you’re not networking to the extent you’d like is because you’ve reasoned you just don’t have the time, it’s time to figure out how to make that time. Check out these tips and get connecting into your schedule! Meal Prep. If you’re a busy mom and have a...