Archive for the Category ◊ Networking ◊

• Monday, January 13th, 2014

NEWS FLASH: We have a new blog home page!

We are still Ask The Strategist, only now, the site is autonomously run by the Publisher/Editor, Kesi Stribling.

“The decision to move Ask The Strategist from the direct affiliation with KSG Strategic Consulting enables us to reach a wider audience, many of whom are current fans and followers of our media brands outside of KSG,” says Stribling.

The newly refurbished Ask The Strategist will continue to feature posts on business, entrepreneurship, careers, and women, however, one of the additional benefits is a group of new guest bloggers, who will provide content on a number of industries and specialties, including diversity and nutrition.

Our first guest blogger, Delise, is a college student who will share her experiences navigating her internship and school during her semester-long stay in South Africa, beginning in February 2014. Her video blog will be housed under the new section on careers for college students.

What does this mean for you, our subscribers?

All subscribers on the current Ask The Strategist blog ( will be sent a link and instructions for subscribing to/following the new site for Ask The Strategist ( Support is available to answer any questions, or resolve difficulties signing up for the new blog, although a smooth transition for subscribers is anticipated.

Follow the new Ask The Strategist Blog now

Read our first post on the new site:
Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips  to Maximize 2014

NOTE: We are still in the process of migrating most content over to the new site. Until we have completed this process, archived blog posts may be retrieved from the former blog website. The site will be discontinued and inaccessible once this process is finished with, or without, advanced notice.

Thank you for your support, subscription, and reading our posts since Ask The Strategist debuted in 2011. We look forward to your continued interest and feedback.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. I am a current subscriber to Ask The Strategist. Will I be automatically added to the new site?

Because subscribers have to opt-in to receive blog posts, we ask that you visit our new home page, enter your email, and click “subscribe.” You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you do, you will begin receiving new blog posts from Ask The Strategist.

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2. Will I still receive blog post notifications from Ask The Strategist?

If you opt to continue your subscription on our new site, your blog notifications will not be interrupted. Once you have subscribed to the new blog, we will terminate your subscription on the old site.

You will also receive one final notification from us if you have not subscribed to the new blog by January 31, 2014.

3. How long do I have before I have to switch to the new site?

We are still migrating pertinent content over to the new Ask The Strategist blog site. You are strongly encouraged to activate your subscription to the new site as soon as possible.

The site will be shut down once we have completed migrating posts over to the new Ask The Strategist home page. So, don’t delay!

4. Will Ask The Strategist share my information with sponsors and advertisers?

No, Ask The Strategist will never share your contact information with our advertisers and sponsors.

5. I would like be a guest logger on Ask The Strategist. Whom should I contact?

While we have most of our guest bloggers for 2014, if you have demonstrated writing experience on issues that would be a good fit for the blog (i.e. entrepreneurship, careers, health, community, diversity, current events, youth, and women), please contact us. Be sure to include links to your blog or writing samples.


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• Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Free Webinar: Know Before You Go

Networking can be a pretty intimidating, and sometimes baffling, concept. How do I network? How do I know if I am doing it right? What should my ROI (return on investment) be for my efforts?

I, and several networking professionals, lend strategies for effective networking in the recently published Biggest Tip for Effective Networking? by Michelle Villalobos.

Have you mastered your approach to networking? If not, join us on Thursday, May 12, 2011 for networking tips

In an effort to dig a little deeper into the notion of effective networking, we are hosting a FREE webinar  that delves into the Three Rs we talked about in Villalobos’ article: Research, Rehearse, and Remember, all key topics we cover in our popular seminar, The Strategic Meet and Greet.

Join us so that we can help you put your game face on before you meet and greet.

FREE WEBINAR: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - 3 Networking Tips to Master Before You Meet & Greet

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2011

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST


1. Register for the free webinar at

2. Receive confirmation of your registration, which includes webinar access info


Who Should Attend?

- Anyone seeking to improve networking skills

- People who want to develop the perfect elevator pitch

- Entrepreneurs who want to re-tool how they interact with potential clients

- People who are re-entering the world of work after a long period of unemployment, stay-at-home parents, and retirees

- Recent college graduates


Have a question? Email your question before the webinar to or Tweet it @KesiStribling. She will make every effort to answer it during the webinar. Include your name and city/state.


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• Friday, April 08th, 2011

Join us for The premiere networking event in DC!

Saturday, April 16, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


M Street Bar and Grill
2033 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Get directions by car    Take METRO


Washington, DC business owners, networking mavens, federal government agency representatives, business
decision makers, nonprofit organization leaders, and YOU! 

$42.00 (includes registration, appetizer, main course, dessert, unlimited Champagne or Mimosas, tax, and gratuity)

To foster an intimate environment and maximize conversation, limited spaces are available.

Registration for this event is closed. 


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• Thursday, February 10th, 2011

“Connect To Advance”- Multicultural Networking Event
Hosted by Alton Fox and Julie Tanpitukpong

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106
Theme: “Winter Wonderland on the Waterfront”
Cost: Registration – $10 Click link below to register:
(Register under “Women’s MBA Network”)
Business Casual Attire
Complimentary self-parking

Connect to Advance is excited to bring “Winter Wonderland on the Waterfront” to the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing. Come enjoy executive chef – inspired appetizers and discounted seasonal cocktails guaranteed to warm up your winter season. Complimentary self-parking is included.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Their mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures.

For more information, go to

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