Bill Ringle Interviews Melinda Blau on My Quest for the Best

Business growth strategist Bill Ringle talked with Melinda Blau, a journalist and author of Consequential Strangers, for the interview show My Quest for the Best.

Philadelphia, PA, February 07, 2012 – Business growth strategist Bill Ringle interviewed Melinda Blau, a prolific journalist and author, for My Quest for the Best. In this interview series, Ringle speaks with successful experts and outstanding business leaders about their strategies for reaching and influencing significant target audiences, innovative business leadership, breakthrough moments in their career, and the wisdom they’ve gained along the way.

Melinda Blau is a journalist who has been researching and reporting about relationship 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. She 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.

Blau shared her significant insights into the power and importance of consequential strangers with Bill Ringle and listeners during her My Quest for the Best interview, discussing the advantages of striking up conversations with strangers in business and how having consequential strangers in your life adds both variety to your perspective and dollars to your bottom line. For those who usually hesitate to reach out, Blau suggested ways to overcome shyness and other factors that may hold one back, as well as what to do to add consequential strangers to your life when relocating or visiting a new city.

“Melinda has a unique and important perspective on being open to the information, advice, and opportunities that consequential strangers provide,” says Bill Ringle. “Don’t spend another day out of the loop of this powerful network that exists outside your door. While online social media has its place, it’s much more fun to convene a celebratory dinner with old friends and new acquaintances than to prop your Facebook-loaded laptop up on a tv dinner table and share the good news.”

Bill Ringle works with high performing entrepreneurs and CEOs who want to overcome the five big challenges to business growth so that they can run profitable and rewarding business rather than become stuck and overwhelmed in unfulfilling and draining roles. He has worked on four continents, is the author of four business books, and inspires and educates thousands of business leaders each year through his speaking, coaching, interactive programs, and products.

To listen to Bill Ringle’s interview with Melinda Blau, visit To learn more about Melinda Blau, visit her website,

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