Sunday, January 3, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-4

Welcome back, and welcome to the New Year. I hope your New Year's resolution is to get out and make more connections. It will definitely pay off for you, in ways you may not expect.

I was reading in today's Inquirer on how people who use social networking sites are more connected in the real world than people who don't:

Just what do we mean by staying in touch? The Pew study let participants define it. Hampton describes the method: " 'Give us a list of names,' we said, 'of people you consider to be especially significant in your life,' and social-media users had bigger lists."

Well, I don't know about bigger lists necessarily being better, but it did get me thinking about who is especially significant in my life right now. In my business life, by and large those are people I've met as a result of networking (and I do keep up with a lot of them via social media). The starting point -- the initial splashes -- for a lot of these significant relationships happened during events I attended in 2007! The ripples from those splashes keep expanding and interconnecting. I think my New Years resolution is to go make more ripples.

Here are some of the things going on this week:

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Congressional Reception

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association -- Culture Sleuthing

Construction Financial Management Association Seminar -- Employee Fraud

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise -- Open House

Kelleher Associates -- ExecuNet Networking for Executives in Transition

GPSEG -- Technology Subgroup

Women's Business Forum -- Conversation Transformation: The Power of Social Media to Market Your Small Business

Professional Business Network -- Networking Luncheon

Young Professionals Network -- New Member Orientation

PAMPI -- Basic Ingredients Workshop

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- Members Only New Year Celebration Reception

NAWBO Philly -- Local Monthly Satellite Meetings

ASTD Consultant's Forum SIG -- “Build your Business by Building your Sales Culture"

My Career Transitions Presents -- How 5 Outstanding Professionals Found a Great Job

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