Cat’s Corner

Relationship Building Isn’t Sales Pitching

Relationship Building Isn’t Sales Pitching

After doing a business expo yesterday, collecting business cards, meeting people who came over to our paid table to sell us their stuff (that’s fodder for another blog) we got ready to do follow up. An important part of networking, but not the topic of this blog. This...

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The Power of the Spoken Word

The Power of the Spoken Word

(Or why I enjoy being interviewed) It started with Sister Camille, my first grade teacher at Holy Child Jesus. The comment from my first report card through 8th grade at HCJ always had a line that read “Catherine is a delightful student and very bright. But she is...

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Auto Response or Auto Oops

Auto Response or Auto Oops

Mistakes happen. It's part of life and we should all get a good laugh out of mistakes. At some point, I hope. Sometimes, a mistake can cost us business. Especially when someone takes the mistake personally. Auto response is an amazing thing. Whatever automated email...

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Is Your USP really Unique?

Is Your USP really Unique?

Your USP is your Unique Selling Proposition. Is yours really unique? If you've ever been to a networking meeting or leads club, you've probably done an exercise where everyone states their USP. "Tell us what's unique about you," the group leader asks. "Tell us why we...

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Do You Sometimes Feel Like an Impostor?

Do You Sometimes Feel Like an Impostor?

There is a term I first heard fairly recently that explains a lot and sends chills down my spine. The term is “impostor syndrome.” Of course, once I heard John Lee Dumas talk about it, I heard everyone talking about it. Which is how most things go in life. My first...

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Breaking Up with your Networking Group

Breaking Up with your Networking Group

Networking, interaction with other humans to create relationships that are mutually beneficial, (my definition) is the way business gets done. From the part-time Avon lady to CEOs of multi-billion dollar corporations to politicians, business gets done by networking...

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