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How networking is like dating

By | October 5th, 2017|W2W|

Jacquie Bushell, Residential Mortgage Specialist with Oriana Financial Annie Gélinas-Olive, owner and healing practitioner with Let’s Talk… Coaching & Energy Healing Both Jacquie and Annie are part of the Marketing and Communications Committee (M&C) and strutted their stuff at a WBN breakfast on how to utilize your networking skills, both in person and online. First off, [...]

Want to sell value? Then stop selling and start helping.

By | October 2nd, 2017|W2W|

There are few things about business that are more despised than selling. But I tend to think we're looking at sales the wrong way and I was guilty of it, too. The thing is, we're all conditioned to hate selling because we think about the proverbial used car salesman. And we all know that guy [...]

8 things I’ve learned about networking

By | September 14th, 2017|W2W|

The September 2017 theme at WBN is “Networking-dare to get out there.” It got me thinking about all the networking I’ve done over the years, and how much I’ve learned since my first breakfast years and years ago. I’d like to share these with you. Hopefully you have your own list and you’re making networking [...]

Network wisely, selectively and with the right focus

By | September 1st, 2017|W2W|

As a business network, we have a vested interest in helping people learn how to network effectively. After all, if our members don't get what they need, why would they stay? The WBN is a large network of over 200 women who all have different goals for their professional lives and reasons for joining. That's [...]

What? You Aren’t Using LinkedIn

By | December 1st, 2016|W2W|

Recently, I joined a networking group whose primary objective is to grow the members’ businesses. After the first meeting, I connected with each member on LinkedIn as is my habit after I first meet someone. Later, I reached out using LinkedIn to ask one of them a question related to his business. No response. At [...]

President’s Pen: Networking – have a purpose, make a plan

By | November 22nd, 2016|W2W|

Back in 1981, the women who started the WBN wanted to create a network - a community, a support system, a place to learn and grow as businesswomen. For 35 years, this network has provided all of these things to the women of Ottawa. Supporting the success of women in business is our legacy and [...]

How to Improve Your Mingling Proficiency

By | June 23rd, 2016|W2W|

In my recent blog “How to Improve your Small Talk Ability,” I discussed seven tips to enable you to hone this skill and confidently engage with others in conversation.  A place where we truly get to put our small talk abilities into action is at a networking event. It is therefore important to know how [...]

President’s Pen: The art of selling you and your business

By | October 2nd, 2015|Newsletter, President's View|

September was an exciting and busy month for the WBN! We kicked things off with the launch of our brand new event - The Wine Down. If you didn’t make it out last month, I encourage you to sign up for the October or November Wine Down. The Wine Down format provides the opportunity for [...]

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