Has This Ever Happened to You?

Ron Sukenick Being Joyful, Netbeing, Networking, Strategy

Have you ever been to a networking event where you stumbled successfully upon an individual and before you can introduce yourself, they take the lead and start telling you everything you can imagine about themself? Now picture this. They’re doing all the talking, and you can’t seem to get a word in edge wise. After approximately five minutes, they say “It was a pleasure meeting you,” and then they leave to go find someone else …

Purposeful Communication and Resistance to Changing the Communication Process

Ron Sukenick Listening, Relationships, Strategy

We are all resistant to change at times! When you feel this resistance rise up in you, pause and look behind the resistance. Are you giving up the comfort of a proven communication success and going into unknown territory? Are you moving from your current capability of talking about the weather, what you do for a living, about the project at hand, etc? There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, sharing common experiences early in …

13 Ways to Create Impact at the Point of Interaction

Ron Sukenick Networking, Relationships, Strategy

How often do you go out, meet people, and for whatever reason, nothing happens? Think about it. Do you consciously plan or map out what you looking to accomplish? In most cases, people go out to network with no real goal in mind. They simply do it for the joy of interaction. Now, I’m not putting down the concept of interacting because as you and I know, if it wasn’t for having some fun at …

Let’s take a moment and look at how networking has traveled over the years.

Ron Sukenick Netbeing, Networking, Strategy

The 70s The 1970s were all about how much we knew; an independent focus in creating our own success existed in the business community. We presented ourselves as experts and were less likely to share information for fear of losing our ideas, our competitive advantage, or our share in the market place. The 80s The 1980s were all about how much we knew and who we knew. We developed our ability to negotiate and compete, …