Her daughter, Holly English-Payne who I met last week when I spoke at the Connect to Care meeting sent me this great photo and this story about her wonderful Mother.
As she said, "I was reminded of my mother who never knew the term "Networking", yet she was a genius at it. Her favorite gambit was to walk up to someone at a party and say, "You look like you do something interesting". Rarely was she unrewarded because people were charmed by this introduction and after hearing what a person did, she would immediately figure out a connection with someone else in the room.
"You should mee…." Very few could resist my mother's southern charm and many benefited from the connections she engineered."
I told Holly how much I loved her Mom's story and also what a powerful net-worker she was:
*She took the initiative and creatively introduced herself to others
*She had a great opener and hook and was able to get other people talking about themselves
*She then made other connections for them
Holly– you are right– "Your Mom, Libby was right on!"