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6 Tips for Effectively Using Direct Messages for Networking

Some of my most meaningful connections, friendships, career opportunities, event sponsors all share one thing in common…the relationship started with a direct message (DM) via social media. Crazy, right? For those who may be unfamiliar, a direct message (most…

2017 Book Recommendations

Happy Book Lover’s Day! I love books every single day of the year but since it’s a whole day dedicated to them, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a full list of the books I’ve really enjoyed…

5 Ways You Can Use Events to Build Your Personal Brand

Choosing to host my own events has singlehandedly been the best decision I have made for my personal brand. Sure, it can be a little nervewracking at first and they do require a significant commitment of time and money…

Chanele’s Check-In: July 2017

In July, I… Got back into modeling after 10 years! Did lots of brainstorming and strategizing Connected with 3 amazing new women Celebrated my husband’s birthday with a weekend trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls Announced the date for…

10 Common Networking Dilemmas (and How to Solve Them!)

You know – it’s no wonder that most people say they don’t like networking. Have you ever realized how many decisions we have to make just to attend your average networking event? From finding one to go to, to…

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How to Wear a Jumpsuit at Work

Dressing for work in the summer can be difficult. It’s hot outside yet cold inside (why do offices insist on blasting A/C?) so finding the right outfit that will keep us cool yet professional can be a challenge. Enter…

5 Steps to Getting Event Sponsors

Over the past 18 months, I’ve had the opportunity to host 5 networking events and by the second one, I was able to secure support from various sponsors. Yes, the events were still relatively new but the numbers don’t…

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What to Wear to a Summer Networking Event

Oh, summer! I absolutely love this season as not only does it allow us to wear fun summer attire but as the temperature rises so does the amount of networking opportunities! I think it’s safe to say that no…

Chanele’s Check-In: June 2017

In June, I… Hosted the 4th ideate networking event  Visited my business bestie for one week in Grand Cayman Took a 3 week break from writing blogposts But I was disappointed that… I still didn’t finish the website for…