So what is schmoozing?
According to Webster’s dictionary, “schmoozing” is a Yiddish word that means to “chat or converse idly.” But today there is a common misconception, the word has come to suggest a con or trickery. It’s not. Schmoozing is the Golden Rule at full throttle. It’s a thrill and an art form that encourages people to say, “you’ve made my day” instead of demanding “make my day.” It’s a technique for turning others on, not taking others on. A schmoozer is someone who talks to people as if they really mattered—and they do!
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