How not to blow a favor

How NOT to Blow a Favor

If you thought my last blog post was potentially inappropriate, then this post is NOT for you. I’m serious. It’s guaranteed 100% inappropriate, but illustrates principles that I teach in class, specifically: how one needs to build a relationship before making a big ask (remember the book Dig Your Well Before You are Thirsty by Harvey McKay?) One of my …

Jim Parkinson - Autodidacatic

MGGJ Episode 009 – Jim Parkinson

Jim Parkinson, lawyer and author, has spoken to over 22,000 students, including undergraduates at Stanford, Notre Dame, and UCLA, as part of his tours with his book “Autodidactic.” In this episode, Jim sits down with Krista Parkinson to discuss the art of networking, how introverts can break out of their shell, and the importance of character. For more information on …

The key to successful relationships

The Key to Successful Relationships

I learn so much from my international students. In a paper, one of my students referenced “Nunchi,” the Korean word for the subtle art of listening and sensing another person’s mood. This is key to success in every personal and professional relationship, and I wish we had an English language equivalent. Learning how and when to ask for an informational …

Networking tips for Sundance

Networking Tips for Sundance

So a few of my students are at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and asked me if I had any networking tips for Sundance—and festivals—in general. I had some ideas, but I wanted to consult an indie film festival vet for tips. I asked my friend, former director of the LA Film Festival and current Co-CEO of ZEFR Rich …