Are your messages helping or hindering your success?

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Maybe it’s the pandemic and the vibe is more desperate out there with sales people eager to hit quotas, coaches, and consultants looking for business, but I’ve suddenly been bombarded with connection requests and messages that do not give me any good reason to connect. Most of you don’t need this because you’re too smart, I know that, but there might be a few of you out there committing InMail crimes, especially if you’re new to virtual networking. If you’re new to sales and business development, you could be frustrating the people you are trying to engage.

Don’t get me…


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“Do I look straight into the camera or is that weird?” A friend of mine was getting ready for a job interview via Zoom and reached out to a professional with a background in the film industry for help with these types of questions. She learned how to “dress the stage” with a few books and plants in the background, which is something I didn’t think much about until now. I myself recently attended a seminar with Toastmasters Leadership Institute on remote video conference meetings, so I thought I would share these combined learnings on the not-so-obvious as we all…


What we can learn from developing nations about using technology to enforce masks.

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“How are numbers in Mozambique?” I wrote to a friend on a diplomatic mission in Maputo. “I saw what’s going on in South Africa and it’s terrifying. The US is up to 3M cases as well.” This conversation was of course regarding the spread of Covid-19. Her response? “The hospitals here are empty, only 8 deaths since the beginning of the crisis. I got my nails done today.” WHAT?

People in Mozambique deal with their share of pandemics: HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera. Tuberculosis, the country’s third leading…

Sarah Miller

All things public speaking, product, and go-to-market. MBA & MS in global marketing and strategy. Enthusiastic bilingual Toastmaster and mentor.

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