When I was young (and sometimes still now), my mom would say, “Kathryn, the Reader’s Digest version, please!”

I loved to tell stories.

And I loved to talk to my mom. Still do.

Reader’s Digest is the largest subscriber-based magazine in the world. It features short stories, jokes and advice. SHORT stories. I loved reading it when I was younger. But I couldn’t for some reason, tell a story succinctly like the “Reader’s Digest version.”

It’s easier when you write. When you write, you can go back and edit over and over and over. I highly recommend that. We’ll talk about that in a moment.


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Some people are naturals at networking. Others struggle to leave their comfort zone to make new connections. But all of us need other people to succeed.

Whether you’re a meet and greet pro or need to reignite your networking flame, we’ve got you covered in this new podcast from Think Tank of Three!

Our guest in this episode has made a career out of making connections, and not just for herself. Kristin Beltzer is the Director of Appointments for the Governor’s Office in Michigan. So who better to talk about building your network — than someone who continues to put her own advice into action.

Listen to this podcast for some real tactics you can use, starting today!


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