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Whatever you do, don’t be SMARMY

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You may be asking yourself, what is SMARMY? Well it’s one of my new favorite words. Not only is it useful to understand a behavior, but it is also fun to say. Let’s say it together SMARMY.

This is really a cautionary tale for everyone. You may be in a job which requires you to attend endless functions, many times on task to make connection with an individual who represents a business you want to connect with, or a business you are asking for a donation from. Either way endless networking, schmoozing and socializing may cause you to put on a false front or be SMARMY.

Our good friends at Merriam-Webster have defined SMARMY

behaving in a way that seems polite, kind, or pleasing but is not genuine or believable

So it would suffice to say – SMARMY is the opposite of genuine. In this age of connectivity, it is easy to disconnect and be superficial providing a false front of what you think people want to see, read or hear.

Be bona fide and you will no doubt attract the same. JUST SAY NO TO SMARMY 🙂