109: [Solo] Why and How to Make Only Double Opt-In Introductions on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

109: [Solo] Why and How to Make Only Double Opt-In Introductions on the TalentGrow Show with Halelly Azulay

Are you guilty? Halelly was, for a long time. Unintentionally. She had no idea.

Guilty of what? Of making Hot Potato Introductions.

What’s that? In today’s solo episode on the TalentGrow Show, Halelly will explain why lots of people make introductions in this way and why it’s really not the best way. She’ll then teach you an upgraded way to make networking introductions called the ‘Double Opt-In Introduction’ and walk you through a step-by-step process (including examples) of exactly how you can begin to implement this better way to make networking introductions going forward. Take a listen now and share with those who could also benefit!

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96: Network like a Rockstar -- Advice for Authentic Networking from Rock Musician Sean Hurwitz

96: Network like a Rockstar -- Advice for Authentic Networking from Rock Musician Sean Hurwitz

We all know about the importance of networking for our careers. But many of us struggle with making authentic and truly valuable connections, and what’s more, not losing touch with them in the flow of our busy daily lives. On this episode of The TalentGrow Show, Halelly brings on a unique guest: musician and producer Sean Hurwitz, who succeeds in making time for seemingly everyone and maintaining truly authentic connections and relationships with people in his network. How does Sean think about networking? How does he make time to connect with so many people? What resources and implicit strategies does he leverage to maintain those connections and turn them into win-win relationships? While networking comes naturally to Sean and he doesn’t view it as a business strategy, he breaks down for us the day-to-day realities of making and keeping authentic connections and shares the stories that highlight how networking helped him become the successful musician and producer he is today. We even discuss strategies for seeking and being a mentor. Listen now and don’t forget to share with others in your network!

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86: Growing Your Network Based on the Science of Human Behavior with David Burkus

86: Growing Your Network Based on the Science of Human Behavior with David Burkus

Think networking is all about handing out business cards and having small-talk with strangers at networking events? Best-selling author, keynote speaker, and professor of leadership and innovation David Burkus explains why that’s not what truly beneficial networking is and shares two commonly-overlooked secrets to growing a truly beneficial network that can transform your life and career: diversity and multiplexity. (They’re especially key for leaders.) In this exciting episode of The TalentGrow Show, David discusses with Halelly why all leaders and professionals can benefit from networking IF they do it right, and ways to overcome the dangerous yet pervasive phenomenon of “homophily” in your network. Discover how to grow or revive your network based on the cutting-edge science of networking. Listen now!

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Ep065: Networking for quiet people with Lori Saitz

Ep065: Networking for quiet people with Lori Saitz

A lot of people think that the best leaders and the best networkers are extroverts. But according to networking strategy coach and professional speaker Lori Saitz, that’s not true at all. A networking maverick who describes herself as naturally quiet, Lori is firm about her central message that you don’t have to be different than you are to be good at networking. Rather than telling people that success at networking requires becoming more outgoing or gregarious, she prefers to share simple strategies and suggestions that anyone can use to improve their networking game. On today’s episode of the TalentGrow show with Halelly Azulay, Lori shares a tip for how to make connecting with people at networking events less intimidating and warns against a common mistake she sees people make when it comes to thinking about networking. Plus, she explains how to get the most out of the networking you do (and therefore, not have to do as much of it!) and gives specific advice for leaders on how to understand (and nurture) their quiet people. Listen now and please share with others!

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Ep046: How to Build Strategic Career Relationships -- Leadership Tips from Master Executive Coach Suzi Pomerantz

Ep046: How to Build Strategic Career Relationships -- Leadership Tips from Master Executive Coach Suzi Pomerantz

Whether you are at the beginning, middle, or prime of your leadership career, navigating the political landscape in many organizations can be frustrating and depleting. Have no fear: Master Executive Coach and best-selling author Suzi Pomerantz, who is one of the pioneers of the coaching profession, joins host Halelly Azulay to talk about how to lead ‘difficult people’, cultivate effective strategic career relationships, and specific tips to move your career ahead by being connected to the right people in the right way. Plus, listen to the end to hear a special announcement and invitation from Halelly to an exciting new offering just for listeners of the podcast!

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Ep40: Why networking is not working and what to do instead with Derek Coburn

Ep40: Why networking is not working and what to do instead with Derek Coburn

Do you hate networking? Does it sometimes feel like a huge waste of time? Halelly's guest, Derek Coburn, an entrepreneur who owns two successful businesses and the author of a book titled Networking is Not Working, has a contrarian point of view. Derek and host Halelly Azulay discuss how he approaches networking differently from common practice and advice out there. He explains how you can ensure you get (and give!) the most value in the time you spend on networking, and the reason why reviving your dormant ties might be a much smarter and more effective networking strategy than just going to more networking events. He gives super practical, tactical advice but also talks about mindset and an overall goal-oriented approach that can help you become an ‘un-networker extraordinaire’ just like him. Take a listen now and share with others!

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Ep22: How to hand-craft your dream job and how to make work better with Chip Joyce

Ep22: How to hand-craft your dream job and how to make work better with Chip Joyce

Listen to this fascinating conversation with Chip Joyce, CEO & Co-Founder of Allied Talent, about what the essential problem is with workplaces nowadays and his vision for how it could be so much better if we evolved the way in which we view the employee-employer relationships. Halelly Azulay, the host of the TalentGrow Show, first explores the highly unusual and very inspiring way in which Chip created his perfect job when the right job wasn’t simply waiting on some job board (and is it ever?). Then they discuss how managers should craft a professional alliance with their employees to build trust and create value and ways to make incremental positive changes in the world of work. Chip and Halelly talk about how companies and leaders need to get used to being in ‘permanent beta’ mode and iterate constantly, adapting to the needs and information presented by the moment and by the environment. Finally, Chip shares a great, actionable tip that will help you upgrade your leadership effectiveness and even offers a downloadable worksheet to help you implement his suggestion – see the link in the show-notes!

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Ep21: How to be more strategic about networking

Ep21: How to be more strategic about networking

Networking - it's not a 4-letter word, and it's not just for getting a job or selling stuff. It's a key professional competency for everyone, regardless of your level, role, profession, or industry. In this episode, Halelly Azulay talks to networking expert Lynne Waymon about ways to be more strategic about developing your networking know-how. They review the eight networking competencies and the six trust-building stages, as well as how you can use networking to accelerate your career growth and increase your leadership effectiveness. Lynne offers listeners a chance to get her 40-item online assessment to diagnose their current networking proficiency and how to ratchet it up. Finally, as always, Halelly invites Lynne to share one actionable suggestion that you can use right away to give your networking a booster shot in the arm. Do it!

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Ep18: Accelerate your career and build better relationships: How to be a world-class connector of people and ideas like Michael D. Simmons

Ep18: Accelerate your career and build better relationships: How to be a world-class connector of people and ideas like Michael D. Simmons

Connecting online can be both more or less authentic, depending on your approach. But in the 21st Century, we have many new opportunities to connect with more and different people in a different way than ever before because of how we can create content online. We can leverage these opportunities to share more of ourselves, to be more thoughtful about how we share about ourselves, and build amazing connections and networks. In this episode, Halelly Azulay chats with Michael D. Simmons, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and internationally-acclaimed speaker who is a world-class connector of people and ideas who loves to research, synthesize, and share ideas about building relationships in the 21st century. We also talk about how contexts collide online, creating new challenges for managing our personal brands and calling on us to become more holistic and authentic so that we’re not trying to put up a front or share the wrong things in the wrong contexts. Michael also shares the fascinating concept of the “expert generalist” or “broker” as a massively effective way for professionals to accelerate their career success (by 65%!) and increase their own learning and the value they offer to their employers, employees, and clients. With so many people focusing on being seen as a specialist or expert, this counter-intuitive approach can be a powerful one to consider tapping into.

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