Kvinnligt nätverk: EQ – en framgångsfaktor i ledarskapet

I am a true believer in networking but also believe that it should have added value.

Kvinnligt nätverk: EQ - en framgångsfaktor i ledarskapet

Grant Thornton has figured that out too and created two professional networks for women.

Kvinnligt nätverk: EQ - en framgångsfaktor i ledarskapet

One network met this week and was treated to a presentation about EQ by Amazing Leaders.

Kvinnligt nätverk: EQ - en framgångsfaktor i ledarskapet

The premise of the evening’s lesson was emotional capital will distinguish one company from another and those leaders who have high EQ and develop that within their team will leave their competitors behind.

Kvinnligt nätverk: EQ - en framgångsfaktor i ledarskapet

After performing several exercises, participating in discussions, and learning from others we were invited to network over drinks and really nice food. It was dinner time after all. I left with a few business cards, a feeling of empowerment and the knowledge that, that was time well spent.


Good news from the advertising world for website owners

This is my first blog post of 2010. I spent the first month of the year in the capital of the United States and while I worked on a client project, I spent the rest of my time basking in the glow of being with my family and old friends. I didn’t want to spend any more time on the computer than absolutely necessary. So I limited myself to work and correspondence with the ones I love in Sweden, and arranging social activities in Washington, DC.

February took me to Lappland and the Ice Hotel and I was on the look out for the Northern Lights and all of the other magic associated with northern Sweden. Again, no motivation to blog during this once in a lifetime (for me) trip.

But today I read an article in Forbes online magazine that predicts an increase in digital advertising spending, and for the first time, that more money will be spent online than in print. Written by Dirk Smillie the headline reads:

Web ads to get a 10% boost in 2010. For the first time advertisers will spend more on digital than print.

We’ve been waiting for this: A study by Outsell, to be released Monday, reveals that U.S. advertisers are spending more this year on digital media than on print. Long predicted, this Madison Avenue milestone has finally arrived thanks to a 9.6% boom in digital advertising in 2010.

That number comes from Outsell’s annual advertising and marketing study, which collected data from 1,008 U.S. advertisers (both consumer and B2B) in December 2009. Of the $368 billion marketers plan to spend this year, 32.5% will go toward digital; 30.3% to print. Digital spending includes e-mail, video advertising, display ads and search marketing. “It’s a watershed moment,” says the study’s lead author, Outsell vice president Chuck Richard.

Read the full article on Forbes.com.

I, like every other website owner, welcome this news. Particularly since I am focusing on leveraging the wide reach of the AG Communications Group (AGCG) Advertising Network. The AGCG Advertising Network includes 8 websites that focus on black women, and expatriates. Specifically these websites focus on black women in Europe, women of the African Diaspora, black expatriates and expatriates in Stockholm and other parts of Sweden.

Niche is in, especially when spending money on advertising. Advertisers want to be sure that they are getting their message out in front of the right people.


A Social Entrepreneur can win free office space and coaching – XING Stockholm Group After work Business Networking Blow Out

XING header for 18 November

We are having our 4th and most likely our last after work networking event of the year. So we are going out with a bang by presenting two incredible opportunities for one deserving social entrepreneur: free office and meeting space in Östermalm and a day of sales & venture capital coaching; 8 hours + 2 follow up coaching calls (1 hour).

What makes this opportunity even better is that the office space is at The Hub Stockholm, worth between 13,800 to 16,800 SEK; and the coaching is from the experts at Startup Sales Systems worth 40,000 SEK. So that adds up to at least 53, 800 of incredibly helpful services available to a social entrepreneur in Stockholm. It’s good to be a social entrepreneur, isn’t it?

Not sure if you are a social entrepreneur? Here are two examples of Hub Social Entrepreneurs:

About The Hub
Hub World is a social enterprise with the ambition to inspire and support imaginative and enterprising initiatives for a better world with locations in 18 cities around the world. In Stockholm, we support an increasing number of diverse people to actively engage with each other – locally and globally – in meaningful and innovative ways, creating imaginative and entrepreneurial initiatives for a radically better world.

About Startup Sales Systems
We help startups in Technology, Telecoms, Internet, & Clean Energy to acquire customers and reach profitability faster by using – specially developed – industry specific – sales tools and processes. We also help startups boost their sales using our extensive network of potential clients, sales channel experts, specialists and business partners to open doors in local, regional and international markets.

How you can win this package:
To be considered as the social entrepreneur to receive 3 months free office and meeting space, and a day of sales & venture capital coaching 8 hours + 2 follow up coaching calls (1 hour); email the name, concept and description of your social enterprise to adrianne@agcommunicationsgroup.com. Everyone who enters must be a member of the XING Stockholm group and attend the November networking event to be eligible to win. Follow this link to join: http://www.xing.com/group-23121.519786/3509921
We also have several gifts for everyone who attends! You’ll see them listed below.

WHO: Official XING Stockholm Group
WHAT: After work Business and Social Networking Event
WHEN: 18 November @ 17.30-19.30
WHERE: Scandic Malmen Atrium, Götgatan 49–51, 102 66 Stockholm
WHY: Make new business contacts and solidify others. Connect with new friends and catch up with old ones. Learn about The Hub Stockholm, an innovative work space for social entrepreneurs.

17.30 – Networking
18.30 – Welcome by XING Stockholm Ambassador, Greetings from Anna Spjuth, General Manager of Scandic Malmen and Presentation by Kent Edquist of The Hub Stockholm who will also announce the social entrepreneur winner.
18.50-19.30 Networking and distribution of gifts

>Scandic Malmen – networking space and snacks
>The Hub Stockholm – 3 months free work and meeting space
>Startup Sales Systems – a day of sales & venture capital coaching 8 hours + 2 follow up coaching calls (1 hour)
>Derricknym offer from Derrick Hayes, author of 1 WORD Is All It Takes™ (Fall 2009), and publisher of The WORD
>Free one-hour coaching session with Justin Sachs (worth $500)
>CDs on On-Camera Media Mistakes to Avoid in Business with best-selling author Elisabeth Fayt; and Crisis Communication, with Shawne Duperon, Media & Gossip Expert and Alan Stevens, both donated by Shawne Duperon