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Conversation Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever been in a situation, where you are in a room full of people that you don’t know, and you need to spark up a conversation quickly, but you do not even know where to start. To help you out, we at OPSA have come up with some […]

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Refining Your Professional Presence

First impressions count, especially in business situations where you want to convey a professional image and be remembered as serious.  Fair or not, most of us take about 10 seconds to form an impression of a new acquaintance.  Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that the immediate impression […]

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Scripting yourself a 30-second introduction

To take the edge off new situations and make the prospect of meeting strangers more comfortable, develop a networking script to introduce yourself.  Think of your script as a 30-second elevator speech.  If you had only half a minute to tell a stranger who you are, what you do for […]

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Networking is a Two-Way Street

In the world of networking, your success as a receiver is directly proportional to your generosity as a giver.  Take a “me, me, me” approach to networking and you will be met with limited success.  Be generous with the information you share, and you will find people equally willing to […]

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