Borghese, Lord & Taylor and Express Success are partnering on a networking event Thursday, September 20, at the Lord & Taylor on East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Contributing authors of "Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners", Dr. Joy Pedersen and Adriana O'Toole, will be presenting. Pedersen, Success Consultant and Founder of Express Success, will open with a brief discussion on rebranding. O'Toole, a ReMax realtor, will be discussing the contents of her chapter, "A Brand-Building Checklist: Simple Strategies to Keeping Your Brand Current".
Borghese's Mary Mustakas will be discussing the Borghese beginning in the United as the first spa line on the market and how they branded themselves as well as the importance of branding as a foundation. Everyone in attendance will be receiving a personalized sample of their signature Fango product.
Lord & Taylor's personal shopper, Teri Capparelli, will be discussing branding through the use of acessories.
All in attendance will receive a $25 gift card from Lord & Taylor, a makeover and mini facial from Borghese valued at $100 and a copy of "Big Bold Business" valued at $28. This event valued at over $150 will be yours for only $48.
To reserve your spot, register at Express Success at the link here. If you have questions, call 973.706.8212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time to celebrate. I'm embarrassed to say that I have lost count at how many years we've been meeting at the Paris Inn, but I can clearly remember when we started.
There were three of us that met at the bar at the time. Over cocktails the three of us would discuss our personal and business lives and bonded. We had a good time and that caught on.
Over the years we have tweaked things to having a formula that seems to work. We have had countless people attend over the years. Many were regulars for a time and others come and go when available. We never know who will be in attendance. The only guarantee is they have always been a nice bunch.
Those attendees have been generous by nature. The stories of connections made have been the most treasured part of my doing this. I love hearing that people met through this event knowing I had something to do with the friendship or business that came from meeting at my event.
This coming Tuesday, July 17, we will be celebrating our anniversary. I hope you can join us and bring a friend.
As usual, we will meet at the bar at Paris Inn, 1292 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ at 6 PM. The rest of the night will be an informal mixer rather than our usual sit down at 6:30. We will still have hors d'ouevres and the event cost remains at $15.
Celebrate our anniversary and wonderful longevity!
I am doing just that for tomorrow's meeting. We meet at 6 PM every other Tuesday. At our last meeting, Brenda Hendrickson, CSA attended. She was a first-time guest at our event. As it turns out, we are both authors through iUniverse. I have my book, Wisdom of the Guardian: Treasures from Archangel Michael to Change Your Life. Brenda wrote, How to be a Frugal Millionaire.
We are both also authors of chapters in the new book, Big Bold Business Advice to be launched next week.
We found our common denominator so decided to meet at 5 tomorrow prior to our regular meeting to capitalize on the opportunity to network. Also, it gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and our respective work better.
If we don't take the opportunity to meet one-on-one with people, we miss out on learning how to effectively connect. It is a time effective and useful practice so recommend all participants at our events pick someone to schedule a one-on-one before our next event.
If you've ever been to Europe, you know it's true: women in Europe seem to age better than Americans.
Why? Is it the diet? The wine? Is it a more relaxed way of life?
A new business, Speranzi Fcial Spa, has opened up in Caldwell, next to the non-profit thrift store Willing Hearts, at 485 Bloomfield Avenue.
Owner "Yolanda" hails from Europe, and wants to share her non-surgical methods of refreshing your face.
"I want to help woman look at themselves in the mirror and see what they want to change - and change it - without surgery," she noted. "You do not need Botox. I have some simple solutions."
Yolanda said her methods work - and she promises to teach you how to achieve a more youthful appearance, using her non-surgical methods.
Speranzi Facial Spa is having a grand opening on Saturday, March 31st from noon - 4:00 p.m.
Yolanda offers unique facial treatments, including micro-dermabrasion and oxygen facials.
"We also have a wonderful peptide serum (she recommended this for me) and offer memberships, so you can come in once a month and also use our techniques at home," she added.
If you've been considering Botox - give yourself a break and check out this world class spot right in Caldwell.
While socializing, you can expand your network. Even though that might be your intent, there are certain etiquette rules that may differ from your typical networking etiquette.
1. Remember this is a social occasion and people are there to socialize and not discuss business. If someone brings up business, feel free to engage. However, some people are offended when someone brings up business when they are there to get away from business. They may politely discuss business with you if you bring it up, but may be silently annoyed that is what you are discussing.
2. Don't ask someone what they do for a living. Again, along the veins of above, they may not wish to discuss. You also run the risk of asking someone who is unemployed what they do and they are there to socialize and not think of employment. You run the risk of dulling their day because of it. It is really no one's business what someone else does for a living. Just because it is common to discuss, doesn't make it the right place for it. People want to be valued for who they are and not what they do. A social event is not the place to judge someone's value based on what they do. It is also the place to discuss other interests. If you don't know anything else to discuss besides work or business, then you need to get a life. If someone asks you, however, feel free to discuss away if you'd like. If not, you can politely say, "thank you for asking but I am here to socialize at this time and can discuss business with you at another time when it is more conducive."
3. At a social event, it is equal opportunity. If you are invited to an event, you are on equal footing with everyone else, except on the occasion when there is a guest of honor. Treat everyone as equals. You could be rubbing elbows with people of all walks of life. Get to know them as people before you are concerned about doing business with them. This is the place to bond with people. Get to know someone's interests, personality and character.
4. Go prepared with things to discuss of general interest, so there are no lulls in conversation with strangers who may be out of their comfort zone. Ask simple questions like "how do you know the host?" "Are you going on vacation this summer?" "Are you doing anything different this summer?" "What's your favorite part or activity about the summer? as these things can open conversation and reveal a lot more than you would think.
5. When you go to an event, act like the host and plan to engage people in conversation, be helpful, offer to get others drinks, etc. If you see someone by themselves, approach them or invite them into your conversation with others.
6. If you are in a group, everyone should speak at least once and the conversation should be balanced between participants to keep pleasant for all.
7. If you are seated with someone on either side, make sure you speak equally to each person.
8. Bring a gift for the host or follow up the event sending a gift, depending on the occasion.
9. Send a thank you note following the event.
10. Be a good listener and when you learn of people's needs, see how you can help. Follow up with those people after the event.
11. Go to the event with the intention of making a difference to the guests in attendance as well as the host. Be someone who contributes graciousness, good conversation and fun as well as help to hostess and guests as seen fit. All help you become someone others want to get to know better as well as invite back.
12. Arrive and leave in a timely fashion. If an event is running over, don't assume the host is happy about it and not just being polite allowing it to go on. Ask, if they mind continuing to stay even if seems obvious. Your consideration will be appreciated.
Enjoy the summer. Socialize as you can and capitalize on meeting new people you wouldn't otherwise as well as enhancing the relationships with those you already know by bringing them to a new level of understanding and enjoyment.
When you have the opportunity to meet new people or enhance the relationships with people you've already met, you increase possibility.
Tonight we meet again at Paris Inn, 1292 Alps Road, Wayne, 6 to 8 PM. 6:00 at bar for socializing and informal networking; 6:30 to 8 PM we have formal introductions and facilitated conversation.
We always have fun as well as a productive evening.
I always look forward to seeing the regulars as well as the pleasant surprise of semi regulars who can make it and guests.
I am looking forward to our meeting tomorrow night. The individuals who join us are a generous and fun group. The relationships I have built with the regulars and semi-regulars cause me to look forward to seeing them. I also look forward to meeting the new people who attend. We always have guests. Those that participate on a regular basis, however, get the best value as they are the ones who receive the perks that take place outside of the regular event because they have built the relationships.
Due to the ice conditions predicted for tonight, I am changing the format of our meeting to be held over the telephone instead of in person.
Now all those who cannot usually attend due to distance can also participate and meet those they wouldn't otherwise meet.
Promote yourself and your business and make new contacts.
6 PM $10
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