Speaking to entrepreneurs about branding

Last weekend I spoke about branding to a group of entrepreneurs at Manhattan’s largest trade show, NY NOW Speaker. I was fortunate to have a sold out audience that had lots of questions during and at the end of the one hour talk. I made good contacts and connections. The question and answers after the one hour talk lasted 45 minutes, which is great! The questions turned into my dream talk – I got to speak about female entrepreneurship, finding mentors, and how changing the people you associate with can change your life and the way you do business. A friend recently taught me a saying his parents used to say:

“Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are”

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I always wondered if you should judge a person by their friends. I am finding that this is true although I don’t want it to be. My world changed when a friend of mine asked a friend of his bring me to a networking group. I never did any business out of that group, but I learned a lot from the high-end corporate accountants and attorneys there. They are brilliant, resourceful, and connected. Who you associate with can change your world.

Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are