Journalist and Author
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Melinda Blau talks with Bill Ringle about learning confidence, diversifying your network, and starting up conversations with strangers.
Listen to this interview to learn:
- The advantages of striking up conversations with strangers in business.
- How having consequential strangers in your life adds both variety to your perspective and dollars to your bottom line.
- What to do to add consequential strangers in your life when you relocate or visit a new city.
- How to overcome your shyness and other factors that have held you back from reaching out.
Melinda Blau is a journalist who has been researching and reporting about relationships and social trends since the seventies. Her most recent book is Consequential Strangers: The Power of People Who Don’t Seem to Matter…But Really Do, which explores the vast and unsung array of everyday people, on and off the Internet, who have a profound impact on our business success, happiness, and health.
Melinda is the voice of the Consequential Strangers blog and has written more than ninety magazine pieces and a dozen other books, including the best-selling Baby Whisperer series. She also blogs for Psychology Today and More magazines and writes a bi-monthly column for Shareable. Melinda is a mother and grandmother, and the co-founder of Mother U, a website for contemporary women of both generations.
For more information, visit Melinda’s website.
Contact Info for Melinda Blau
Web address: ConsequentialStrangers.com
Travels From: New York, NY