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  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:06 PM | Mackenzie Bender (Administrator)

    For all you social butterflies out there (and honestly - for everyone), social distancing is a big adjustment. Interacting and engaging with people is just what we're used to. We're built to need human interaction.

    LYP is here to help in any way that we can. So, we combed the internet for some good resources on how to stay social... while still keeping your distance. Check them out below and be sure to share any ideas you and your network are seeing success with!

    • Pfizer - How to Take Care of Yourself and Stay Connected During Social Distancing
      • Our favorite suggestion from this list: "Create a routine. This may help bring order and purpose to daily tasks. Be sure to include activities such as exercise, eating healthy, meditating and other healthy pastimes."
    • Columbia University Blog - How to Stay Sane While Social Distancing
      • Our favorite suggestion from this list: "Limit your exposure to the news

        'Manage your media intake,' Coleman advises. 'The 24-hour cable news cycle addiction was taking its toll before the virus, and now it’s out of control. Pay attention, but don’t obsess.'"

    Stay safe. Stay healthy. See you soon.

  • Monday, May 13, 2019 10:56 AM | Mackenzie Bender (Administrator)

    The following blog post was provided by our 2019 Gold Sponsor, Spooky Nook Sports.

    11 Tips on How To Network Like A Pro

    by Mackenzie Bender on October 23, 2017

    I sat down with Marissa Goss, our Sales Service Manager, to find out her top tips on how to network successfully at events.

    1. Business Cards: Make sure you bring enough cards with you to every networking event. Also, be sure to protect them as best as you can so that they don't get bent or damaged.

    2. Have a solid handshake: "Don't be a limp fish or a knuckle crusher." Your handshake should be brief and firm, but not too aggressive.

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    3. Rep your brand: Dress for the occasion, but make sure you're showing off your company apparel as much as you can.

    4. Win the tchotchke battle: Make sure the giveaways you bring are interesting. Do research with promotional companies to find out what items are most popular right now.

    5. Have a plan: Focus on quality connections, not shear number. Truly be interested in learning about others and understanding how your product or service can benefit that individual/company, not how they can benefit you.

    6. Follow up: It's important to follow up within 24 hours while the connection is still fresh. After that, make sure you check in with that person periodically.

    7. Take things slow: Building professional relationships takes time. Have a good attitude and understand that you aren't going to be the perfect fit for everybody.

    8. Be authentic: Don't give a rehearsed, cheesy pitch. Do your best to have genuine conversations with the people you meet.

    9. It's not all about you: People love to talk about themselves. So ask questions and let them talk about them. They'll appreciate the fact that you're listening.

    10. Smile: It's such a simple thing, but is one of the first to go out of your mind when you're in a networking situation. Smiling makes you approachable and likable. 

    11. Get pumped up: Do something to get yourself pumped up before you network. When you're in a good mood, you'll project your best self. (Marissa jams out to her favorite song.)

    Have your next networking event at The Nook! We have over 700,000 sq. feet of event space and would love to talk to you about how we can help you. Learn more here: http://www.nookmeetings.com/

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