The Unlimited Newsletter

Potential Unlimited

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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December, 2012 | Volume 2 | Issue 4 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...

The holiday party season is now upon us! This is a great time of year for networking.

Networking really is an art. I hear a lot of extroverts tell me they are good networkers and enjoy being with people, but are frustrated when they are not getting the results they wanted from their networking efforts. And introverts tend to beat themselves up about networking. They often share with me that they feel so awkward at networking sessions and are only there because it is a job requirement.

In this issue of the Unlimited Newsletter, I would like to share some tips to help ensure your time spent networking is going to get you the results you're looking for, regardless if you are an introvert or an extrovert. It's about bringing your authentic self to the conversation while being clear about what you really want.

Enjoy the ride!

Carey-Ann Oestreicher
Chief Engagement Officer
Potential Unlimited


Top 10 Tips for Networking Success

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Do you think you are good at networking, but are frustrated when you aren't able to close the deal? Do you feel like you're attending lots of events, but aren't seeing the fruits of your networking efforts? Or, do you wish you could just fade into the background when you are at a party, only talking to the people you already know?

I have news for you. Extroverts and introverts can both be excellent networkers who can build strong relationships and reel in the deals (and the job offers). Both types of personalities offer different strengths and challenges to networking. To help you maximize your networking capabilities, Potential Unlimited offers a workshop on Networking for the Executive. Right now, I'd like to share My Top 10 Networking Tips.


My Christmas Wish...Image2

Today, I went to a lunchtime yoga class. I needed to clear my head after a frustrating morning when my computer decided to crash before I saved my work!

A few minutes after the class started, a woman in her early 50s entered the studio and set up her mat beside me. I kept noticing throughout the class that something inside of me wanted to reach out to this woman. When I did speak to her, what I learned stopped me in my tracks. I keep thinking about her even today, one week after our encounter. Read more.

Quote of the Day:
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet, America's first published poetImage2

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.

Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.

Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.

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