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Known for her titanium rolodex, our guest today speaks and consult with professionals, entrepreneurs, and businesses on the topics of strategic networking, relationship capital, startup funding strategy, strategic alliances, and leadership.
In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, she has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and also in management positions at Fortune 500 companies.
She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerators based in New York.
But nowadays it is really as a speaker and author of business books such as How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits , a book that provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs.
As she says, “I’m all about dots -most people don’t have, cant connect the ones they’ve got or more importantly don’t leverage for the good of all. Sad because nothing happens without people and all resources are connected to them. With seven billion folks on earth, $369 trillion in global private wealth, countless opportunities and information doubling in less than six months – there is no scarcity of resources to achieve any dream!”
So what is it about reaching out to others that is simply a gamechanger?
And why of course do so many people feel that they don’t have value to provide in return, so will run scared of reaching out?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Judy Robinett
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
Why so many people feel that if they keep their head down and work hard then they will get noticed, and this is a complete fairy-tale.
How she remembers never believing that she would ever write a book, and now has seen it open unbelievably big doors for her.
Why two amazing ways to break the ice with someone is simply to ask either a question or to give a compliment, and you will be conversing.
How she can now see that if you connect the dots using people in diverse areas you will get where you want to go much faster.
How Debbie Reynolds was once told when asking what she should do next in her career “Listen to you heart and the answer will be perfect!”
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