Certainly struck a nerve when I posted about being kind at in-person business networking events.There was a lot of feedback – both direct via my email , on Twitter, and some comments posted.
My personal favorite was a comment from a cllient of mine who calls me “rediculously nice” – and infers that if someone like that is treated poorly at a business event – what is the world coming to?
I appreciate the compliment – but do feel that the term “nice” may not be a correct fit – I’d say that I am pleasant, upbeat, but also productive. I work to not gossip – basically won’t say anything that I don’t expect will get out elsewhere. I give people the benefit of the doubt and try not to jump to comclusions.
Some folks felt I was way too nice in how I handled my networking situations with less-than-courteous folks. When you blog, though, you immediately know you have new material whenever something crazy happens.
Now I am hearing about kindnress communities, kindness rocks, kindness weeks, and the imfamous “random acts of….” – So with all this going on – is the world a kinder place? More importantly, can businesses become kinder and if so, will revenues grow?
Post your thoughts or email me at Score More Sales and let’s share some real stories.
Lori Richardson is on a “Fabulous 50-50-50-50” tour around the U.S. and parts of Canada. If you know of a town she should visit, or a local expert she can co-present with, drop her a note. Set your big audacious goals and post them for the world to see – then take action on them. More on Lori and the tour at Score More Sales.