The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

11/10/14

The power of gratitude

The Gratitude Challenge has been making its way through social media channels recently, and participants have been passing the baton by asking three to five friends to post three to five things for which they are grateful — for three to five consecutive days. This started, I was told by a participant, to encourage people to engage in an old tradition — counting one’s blessings.

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10/27/14

10 rules for simplifying your busy life

My husband, Dave, and I recently took a road trip to enjoy the fall colors. We began by hurrying down interstate roads to St. Louis, where we had some business, and then wound our way home through parts of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and then back to Wonderful Wisconsin, following the Great River Road.

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09/29/14

Power networking a key part of business prospecting

This coming Thursday at 8 a.m., I will have the pleasure of presenting a mini-seminar on power networking at Madison Nonprofit Day at Monona Terrace. Many of you already know how much I enjoy meeting and connecting people. I think it’s part of my life’s mission because connecting people is so second nature to me.

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09/15/14

How to make the most of your networking opportunities

As the old saying goes, “It’s not what you know but who you know that counts.” Networking is about building the “who you know.” It’s about creating links between people we know and people they want to know, and at the same time, it helps us find ways to help those who help us create these link-ups.

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08/25/14

How to make friends … and get business

This past week I was in networking mode, with something on the calendar almost every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even with today’s emphasis on social media marketing, many of my business friends feel that in-person networking events still help pave the way to business deals.

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