Perfect your Pitch Workshop

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Perfect your Pitch Workshopcareers, change, networking

by vanessaalexandra on March 4, 2014 with 0 comment

I recently gave a Perfect your Pitch workshop at the NYC Tech Latinas Meetup Group.  Given the mixed membership, people in startups, people wanting to change their careers or people in the early stage of thinking of starting their own business, I figured a higher level discussion of how to prepare, mold and shape your …

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Office Hours – A new way to process inbound referrals

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Office Hours – A new way to process inbound referralsnetworking

by vanessaalexandra on October 30, 2013 with 0 comment

Running an angel group like New York Angels is time consuming and loads of fun.  Within the community, I receive many referrals to meet with entrepreneurs, investors and newbies to the community.  This is an exceptional community and many of us are motivated by the idea to make great people be more effective faster, easier. …

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leap

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Leaving Corporate: Before taking the Big Leapcareers, change, ERA, jobs, Lean In, networking, opportunity, startups, VC

by vanessaalexandra on August 16, 2013 with 0 comment

Leaping from corporate, where your world is comfortable, is tough to do.  I had a dinner with former colleagues recently and I asked one if he felt challenged at work and if he was learning, he became very tense and rigidly responded, “No comment.”  Apparently I hit a nerve, but I had not seen this …

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Business Cards for Branding: Leverage Twitter as needed

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Business Cards for Branding: Leverage Twitter as neededbranding, networking, startups, twitter

by vanessaalexandra on July 31, 2013 with 0 comment

For the last two nights of events, I had not refreshed my source of business cards in my bag.  At first I thought O No… then I instead of just taking someone’s card, I started tweeting at people I met.  It was much faster to do this than sending an email.  At first, I did send …

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What makes a great meetup or party? The People.networking, New York Angels, party, startups, summer

by vanessaalexandra on July 24, 2013 with 0 comment

Tuesday night was the New York Angels Annual Summer Soiree and it was fantastic!  It was a mélange of members and their guests, plus portfolio CEOs, VC friends, and other friends of ours in the startup community.  It was a great venue, good food and a few fun extras to add to the spirit of …

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Value of Thank You emails

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Value of Thank You emailscareers, opportunity, pitching, value

by vanessaalexandra on June 13, 2013 with 0 comment

The power of thank you notes and follow ups is substantial.  If someone takes time to meet with you for your startup, career, or anything else, a quick thank you email goes far.  I have met investors that use the thank you follow up as a measure of how this person treats future potential clients, …

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Events to Attendnetworking

by vanessaalexandra on November 26, 2012 with 0 comment

NYTM  Just go.  New innovations and startups are fun.  This was one of the first startup events that drew me to this industry nytm.org   Entrepreneurs Roundtable  Generally a great speaker lined up and the people who put this event together are of high quality For the latest events visit: http://eranyc.com/events/ Other events I attend …

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