TALES FROM THE ROAD

Share the experiences of our members and see how networking can make your professional journey more fulfilling.

Workplace Apparel Trends for 2021

Post COVID (can I say that yet?) heralds another (like after the 1918 Pandemic) seismic shift in fashion. Industry and fashion experts agree that we will get sick of wearing sweatpants, but that a few trends will stay with as we head back to the office and beyond. 1....

Men and the Career Transitions of 2020

If you are in the same job, with the same mindset toward your future as pre COVID-19, you are in the vast minority. A prospective client shared his story the other day, and he is the norm, not the exception.   This is a man has worked in a corporate setting for most...

Helping Customers

Helping Customers: It’s not just a good way to succeed. It’s the only way. Helping customers in is what businesses in Stamford, CT are really here for.  Sure, you want to be profitable.  But achieving lasting profitability starts with building loyal customers.  And...

Networking Is More Natural Than You Think

For some reason, everyone seems to think networking is complicated. Fears about wondering into a crowd of people you don’t know, not knowing what to say and to whom to speak are all objections frequently cited as the basis of networking fears. Those objections can all...

Clothing as a Powerful Psychological Tool

Your clothing is a resource at your disposal to influence how the world perceives you and the way you perceive yourself. It’s important to understand the difference between body image, self image, and self esteem so you can take the steps to feeling powerful and...

Here We Are, Everything’s Changed

Here we are, just over 3 months since everything changed. Some industries are being hit harder than others. Some of us have had new opportunities drop in our laps. Others are facing new challenges. But there are opportunities out there for those who can find them....

Navigating Business in the New Normal

Many of my small business clients have once again decided to reopen and, while some of them have challenges, most are very glad to be back in the office again. What about the larger firms? By contrast, many larger companies, those with more than 10 employees, have...

Networking isn’t like a gumball machine

How do you think the Stamford Business Network works?  Do you only spend your time with the people who can give you referrals?  Do you only look for referrals for the people who are sure to pay you back?  Are you looking for that well known phrase, a “Quid Pro Quo”?...

How to perform better in trying times

I came across this 2009 book while cleaning up my basement and it contains some important reminders of how to perform better in trying times.  It was written after the 2008 Great Recession but it has valuable ideas and tools for dealing with difficult times. The four...

This Wedding is coming up – what do I wear??

Top Tips for Male Guests to Dress Appropriately and with Confidence at Your Next Wedding  1.  Do not overshadow the groom, either in formality boldness or accessories.  This is their time to shine and it will appear disrespectful if you come looking like a beacon in...

What is a hot button?

What is a hot button?  In marketing, a hot button is the idea that is most important to your customer or prospect.  It’s “the thing that keeps your customer up at night.”  It’s the problem that they can’t solve.  The challenge that they can’t figure out. What is a hot...

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