Women speakers, leaders, entrepreneurs often say, “I need to put myself out there.”
The secret sauce to making that easier is in the authenticity of the connections you make. But how do you do that? Where do you start? Especially if you are an introvert, this can be a daunting idea. However, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, the steps to making authentic connections when you build a good foundation.
On this July 9, 2020 WSA-TV Premier Show episode we feature powerful women leaders who model how to make authentic connections and reveal their strategies they use with clients everyday.
Featuring: Jen Jones & and Yasmin Brown
Our experts share some advice:
Yasmin says “Acknowledge your feeling and emotions because they are valid. Then take the necessary steps to work through them whether utilizing journaling, seeking professional help or creative self-expression.”
Jen shares that “You can network and connect authentically as an introvert entrepreneur by having a plan consisting of visualization, using your energy plan, and being prepared with questions to ask/answers to frequently asked questions. First make it a habit to visualize the best networking and connecting outcome prior to headed into the event or meeting. Second, have an energy plan that consists of being mindful of your energy level and how to be fully charged when networking and connecting. An event/meeting energy plan also includes taking breaks (bathroom, hall, sitting area, head outside for air) and having an exit plan (a reason for leaving at a certain time). Finally, preparing ahead of time questions you can ask other attendees and being prepared to answer those frequently asked networking and connecting questions like “What do you do?”
Yasmin S Brown is the Owner of a women’s mental health organization. She works with women striving for personal growth including Authors and Entrepreneurs, helping other women become their best self. Learn more about Yasmin and her work at http://yiryelements.com
Jen Jones is a Founder & Master Connector. She helps Introverted Entrepreneurs with a positive Mindset, increased Tools and learning new Skills to network and connect on a deeper, more authentic level. Recognizing their Introvert Gifts and using them to build their business. Learn more about Jen and her work at http://www.connectandelevate.com
Our Host and Producer is Laura Rubinstein, Certified Hypnotherapist, Digital Media & Marketing Mentor and Business Transformation Strategist. Follow her blog here: http://TransformToday.com