Networking Socials

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Remember the days when you had to put on your best look, grab your business cards, the pencil & pen set with your initials on them and head to a networking event filled with people you’ve never met. This networking event, catered with wine, cheese and strategic conversation was aimed at getting a lead or a few important business cards. Networking was/is a must for developing and growing one’s business; for account acquisition, job leads or just to help one’s business succeed. Those days still exist, but our ever-changing world full of technological advances have created a new form of networking that has even brought socially shy people into the spotlight more and more each day. I know that most of you are used to the term Social Networking, but for the sake of this article we’ll call those of us caught up in online connections through various sites on the World Wide Web, Networking Socials.

Where Will I Take My Next Coffee Break?

There was a time when people went to coffee houses in pairs to chat about work, children, school and pets.  These days chatting at the coffee-house is a slight distraction for Networking Socials; so enter signs posted on windows for the technical eye to see, “FREE WiFi“.  Yes, that’s it, I (emphasis on I) will stop right here and have my coffee; my laptop, cappuccino and I can get some networking out-of-the-way.  Just when you thought your battery might run out, have no fear, electric plugs are being installed in record numbers at these coffee shops.  So in you go and within a matter of 10 minutes you check into as many sites that you are associated with to make sure that you  have not missed an important update or an opportunity to network with a perspective contact.  Finally, you are engaged and on your strategically chatting, writing way.

How Do I Manage My Time?

If you can keep your mind focused on traditional networking for just a moment, I want to remind you of the importance of those face to face networking events.  If you were like me, you had a business card goal.  I would say to myself, “I want to leave here tonight with 10 to 15 meaningful business cards.”  Meaningful meant, I did not just collect business cards to be collecting business cards.   I took time to speak with people and listen to other conversations happening around the punch table.  During these conversations, I was able to meet, learn about, or be pointed in the direction of someone who can be of assistance to me and my goal for networking in the first place.  This concept should be the same for Networking Socials on the World Wide Web, on Facebook, Twitter, Linked in or even via email.  Listen with your eyes, yes I’ll write that again in the next sentence.  Listen with your eyes. Use your eyes to do the job that your ears cannot do, unless you’re on Skype.  Use your writing as your handshake to make the connection.  Make sure you prepare thoughts in advance, so that you can ask the right questions and get out of the chatting, writing, and socializing exactly what you want.  If you’re into sales, ask for the sale, but don’t be surprised of rejection if you haven’t been social.  Social Networking, Networking Socials is about connecting and sharing information.  Read carefully and don’t always be quick to respond.  Offer something important, share, don’t covet information.  Your reward also comes from your investment.  Information is valuable and if you want to learn, you should also be willing to share.

So go on Networking Socialite, the world is one click away from meeting you. Friend somebody, follow somebody on Twitter. Your mind is your limit!  Unlock Your Champion, how many contacts can you keep up with?  Whatever the answer is, don’t let the fear of a face to face meeting stop you, it may not even be necessary, if at all.

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Unlocking Your Champion, I’m Nicole Cabell

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CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A CONVERSATION WITH TREEHOUSE FLAVOR – Schott Styles & Sean Love!

Introducing TREEHOUSE FLAVOR! Hip Hop 4 The Kids!

Black History Month would not be complete without a focus on hip hop, that is focused on the family. That’s right these two men from Chicago have been rhyming together for more than a decade. Now fathers and husbands, Schott Styles and Sean Love have a few messages for the shorties that’s all positive and all about the rhymes.  Tune in on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 8am when we interview TREEHOUSE FLAVOR !  Click on one of the images to join the interview.

NICOLE CABELL INTERVIEWS NICOLE CABELL

Women’s History month would not be complete without telling the story of the two Nicole Cabell’s. Both have beautiful voices (so they are told), that are smoky, velvety and smooth, but only one sings classical music. Nicole Cabell is a Voice Over Artist, Professional Speaker and the host of Chicago Radio and she has invited her friend and Opera Singer, Nicole Cabell to talk about her music, her passions and her life on Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

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Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album, “Soprano” was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany.

Please join us as we explore the music and the woman behind the music of Nicole Cabell.  You don’t want to miss this interview, Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

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FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN WITH BAHIYAH SHABAZZ

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We are kicking off Women’s History Month programming with Bahiyah Shabazz, Chicago Radio’s Financial Correspondent. Bahiyah has been called a “solutions coach” who motivates others about financial empowerment. Together we will discuss some of the financial issues that we as women face. Todays show covers Financial Empowerment For Women and topics:  (A.) Busting The Money Myth (B) Loving Our Children Enough To Save and (C) Love and Money.

Shabazz is the author of two books: Stillwaters and Finances are Linked to Emotions. She has written news articles about emotional spending, strategic planning for businesses, premarital financial consultations, and finances for children.

Bahiyah Shabazz is the CEO and Founder of Shabazz Management Group, LLC a personal development-consulting firm. Shabazz grew up in Merrillville; earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Minority Studies at Indiana University and a MBA in Business and Finance at University of Phoenix. Join us live, Friday, March 12 at 11AM. To learn more about our Financial Correspondent visit http://www.bahiyahshabazz.com .

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR ROOSEVELT PITT ABOUT HIS LATEST PROJECT, CHARLES THE CHEF!

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This Black History Month, across kitchens in America, African- Americans are “cooking up” some scrumptious food. Well, Roosevelt Pitt and Mshindo Kuumba have come along with a very interesting character who helps children develop a desire to eat healthy all the time. Charles the Chef is here to teach your children how to choose their foods wisely and have fun doing it.

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A CONVERSATION WITH DOODLEBUG OF DIGABLE PLANETS

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Since Black History is “Cool Like Dat” we decided to find out what’s happening with Doodlebug, former member of Digable Planets. We are going to talk about what really happened to Digable Planets, what’s life been like since, how he has progressed as an artist and what’s next. Join us live on January 24th at 11AM.
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Cee Know the Doodlebug of the”World Famous” Digable Planets is stepping into the future with a new style and sound.”Futuristic Sci-Fi” is his musical collaboration with producer DJ Alex J. of D.O.R.The album will include guest appearances from Blame One,The Tones,Don Will of Tanya Morgan,LMNO of the Visionaries,J.Rawls,Kai Chi of the CFO Allstars and others.

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: INTRODUCING THE MUSIC AND SOUL OF JANE COLLYMORE

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Our Black History month travels takes us to the rhythm and sounds of Ms. Jane Collymore.  For those of you who think you’ve seen her flying high on a sandy beach with volleyball in hand, you are correct.  She is also Jane Collymore,  3-Time college All-American, Florida Female Athlete of the Year, and member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team.  While we will briefly uncover that story, it is her music that has captured our hearts.  She has opened for The Presidents of the USA, Sir Mix A Lot, & Outtasite at some of Washington’s premiere venues, including The Showbox & Napavine Ampitheater.  So sit back, relax, click on a photo and enjoy the interview, rhythm and soul of  Jane Collymore.

Chicago Radio Stories: A Conversation With Nikki Woods, Senior Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

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Black History Month continues as we take a look at the life of a successful African-American woman, who you can hear everyday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Nikki Woods is the Senior Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationally syndicated radio program.   However, she is also a mom, a sister, a great daughter and a best friend.

While conducting research on Nikki Woods, I had a chance to speak with some key people in her life.  To learn more about Nikki Woods and what people had to say about her, join is live at 10AM, February 9th on Chicago Radio.  Please Click on the Photos to Join us live at 10AM.

A CONVERSATION WITH WYCLEF REPRESENTATIVE GIGI AND HAITIAN/CHICAGO ACTIVIST DAPHNEE

In an ongoing attempt to HELP HAITI, we continued a discussion about the progress to find and assist survivors of the tragic earthquakes that shook the country.  Our first guest was Haitian born, Chicago activist Daphnee (@EspwaLafoi on Twitter) who has provided a direct connection to Haiti during CHICAGO RADIO’s Haiti reports.  She has also been very vocal and active in Chicago by assisting the Chicago Red Cross with the arrival of Haitian citizens at O’Hare Airport.  Also on the show was GiGi Capone (@GiGiCapone on Twitter), the West Coast Leader of the Wyclef Warrior Movement (twitter.com/WarriorMovement).

GiGi spoke on the efforts of the Warrior Movement in relation to Haiti; organizing the structure of the Warrior Movement, fielding questions about Wyclef’s commitment and the importance of providing continued support to Haiti. Remember, even after Haiti has faded from the headlines, like Katrina Survivors, they still need assistance.  Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to Wyclef’s NGO. Click Here for the interview.

Progress Is Measured By The Support You Give Another – Pharaoh/360BEYOND

Progress Is Measured By The Support You Give Another – Pharaoh