Ask the Smart PM: Networking Within the Organization

July 18, 2011

This is a guest post by Conrado Morlan, the Smart PM. Dear Smart PM… I am a new hire at the project management office of a large corporation. I had been working in project management for several years as a freelancer. Although I consider myself to be a good networker, I found difficulties networking within […]

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Book review: Fast Track Networking

August 27, 2010
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The Summer of Books 2010 continues with this review of Fast Track Networking. Lots of books talk about how to ‘do’ networking, and I’ve written about it in the past.  The thing I liked best about Lucy Rosen’s Fast Track Networking: Turning Conversations Into Contacts book is that it does actually tell you the answers […]

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The business value of social media

March 22, 2010

Earlier in the month I attended a womenintechnology event about the business value of social media – something I’m particularly interested in, given the topic of my forthcoming book. The evening was held at the Intellect offices on Russell Square, and the room was packed.  It was a pretty small room, in comparison to some […]

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The future of knowledge technologies

April 29, 2009

I have been almost permanently hungry since Saturday and I have no idea why, but it’s not one of the symptoms of swine flu so I’m not too worried.  I knew that I wouldn’t be getting dinner until late last night as I was going to the Gurteen Knowledge Café, hosted by the BCS as […]

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Networking: how do you do it?

March 26, 2009
This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Office Goddess

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Office GoddessThis month, on my mission to turn you all into Office Goddesses, I spoke to Heather White, CEO of The Magic of Networking Ltd, a coaching, training and consultancy firm packed with experts in corporate and career networking. Networking is often something women find […]

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Risks, improv and chocolate

March 5, 2009

“Most books on branding,” Adam says, “focus on what it takes for a brand to be great: follow these steps, tick the boxes on a flow chart.” “PRINCE2 training is just like that,” I reply.  “If you complete these documents your project will be a success. That’s not how things work in the real world.” […]

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Chris Haigh: project manager to be

February 26, 2009

The economic situation being as it is, things are not so rosy in the garden of recruitment.  While all the signs are that project managers are not being hit as hard as other roles there are also signs that things will get worse.  So it’s heartening to know that there are people who still want […]

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There’s ‘snow’ W-Tech

February 3, 2009

W-Tech has been cancelled due to bad weather, and will happen later in the year.  It’s disappointing, but I’m glad in a way as I wouldn’t have been able to attend myself and at least postponing it means I have a chance to attend.  Hope the weather with you is better!

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The Future 500

December 2, 2008

I was recently awarded with a place on the 2009 Courvoisier Future 500 list of innovative business brains and creative talent. Courvoisier The Future 500 is a membership network of “the rising stars in the UK”.  I’ve known for a couple of weeks, but the official announcement of the 2009 intake came out on Sunday […]

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Launch in the city

October 1, 2008

Remember the new London women’s networking group, WeAreTheCity?  Their launch event was a huge success:  hundreds of women queuing around the Monument branch of House of Fraser, all anticipating a free makeover, champagne, a fashion show and a prize draw with some excellent gifts. Two glasses of champagne and two fairy cakes later (the main […]

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