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Own Your Wins!

That's what one of my vision partners said to me during our meeting this morning. I was bemoaning the string of rejections I got this week, wanting sympathy or to be let off the hook. "Yeah, Jane. Give up on trying to sell your memoir." Right? In my imaginary...

Demystifying Podcasts

A woman in her late 70's or 80's, from a highly regarded national publication, was seated to my left at the Women's Media Group lunch event this week. The topic of the hour was: The Future of Media is Podcasting. There was an exceptional panel of women qualified to...

Reveal, Don’t Conceal

Leading a retreat a couple of years ago, my co-leader and I shared guidelines for making the experience safe for everyone in the room. "Is there anything else that would help create a comfortable space for you?" we asked participants. One woman raised her hand and...

Carolyn See is a Rock Star

I wish I could ingest Carolyn See's book Making a Literary Life and have it swirl around inside me keeping me as inspired and excited about writing as I was in my first moments reading her marvelous words and advice. Ms. See has a success formula that she insists...

How to Network and Get What You Want Online

I've never met Madie Hodges, but I like her already. As the Community Manager for Kabbage (which I'd never heard of until she introduced herself), she'd found my blog on the internet and reached out to suggest a topic for my posts: "How can entrepreneurs use their...

Inspired and Compelling Conversation in Cornwall, CT

"You're here under false pretenses," Jonathan Landman told us on Saturday afternoon in his opening remarks for Cornwall Conversations which was billed as:  "the future of media and communications by two people who should know: Jonathan Landman, editor-at-large at...

Banned Words aka Discouraging Voices

I met Nancy Williams following my heart. With my new intention to spend more time involved with 1:1 networking meetings, I was delighted to be introduced to Nancy by a mutual friend. Through that introduction, Nancy approached me via email inquiring about the use...

My First Indiegogo Contribution

I've known Diane Ripstein since I joined the National Speakers Association in 1997. I knew that she was a communications expert par excellence. I'd seen her present to audiences and demonstrate her vast skills as a business leader and authority on the subject of...

Some Macrobiotic Irony

I left for my annual Kushi Conference this afternoon--4 days in Basking Ridge, NJ with like-minded people being served delicious vegetarian fare, attending lectures, cooking classes and social events in a peaceful, offsite location. Since giving up my car when I...

The Flattery-Based Approach

I got permission from my very funny and totally brilliant brother, Andy Goodman, to share an email he sent to me and my sisters. It's  a perfect illustration of how to make an irresistible request. It rewards the ask-ee even before they've fulfilled the desired...

Please Read the Fine Print

I just received an email invitation to be part of THE NEXT BIG THING. Gotten any of those lately in your inbox? How do you tell what's real, worthwhile and in your sweet spot? My first turn-off was that the sender called me Janey. There are 4 people in my life who...

Overheard at an Interns Reception

There seem to be a lot of new normals out there these days. No matter which generation you're viewing the enormous technological changes from, in particular, they can be disconcerting. I was having coffee with a friend at the David Rubenstein Atrium, an indoor...

CBS Business Breakfast Review and Highlights

I got to tag along with my daughter Lindsey last week when she was a featured speaker at the Joe Connolly-CBS Business Breakfast in Mahwah, NJ. In my humble opinion, she was the star of the panel on "How to Use Social Media, Etc." I was extremely proud of her as...

The Blame Game – I No Longer Play

No doubt you've heard the saying that when you point the finger at someone else, there are three others pointing back at you. May I tell you how much I hated that adage? I far preferred to place the blame on anyone but moi. Me, wrong? Can't be! I was fueled by...