Trialling the Pomodoro Technique – does it work?

The Pomodoro Technique (see my previous post) certainly seems to be helping me focus on the task in hand and I’m slowly managing to change the way I work. I say slowly because I still slip into bad habits from time to time as they are so deeply ingrained in me.

Networking. It’s not just for functions

Search for the term networking on dictionary.com and you will find the definition is ‘…to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally…’ So why do we switch off as soon as we leave that networking event or business breakfast? Possibly because we feel the opportunities for networking are over. However, if we think of cultivating relationships with people who we can help, and who can in turn help us professionaly, then we can see that opportunities to network are far from finished.