I met Lorraine Moos at Robert Half International. In fact, I was Division Director in Irvine and needed to hire a salesperson for my team and my boss Michael Hughes asked me interview Lorraine. I met with Lorraine and liked her very much, but didn't offer her a job because I had already offered the position to another candidate. I felt I had to honor my word; Lorraine will tell you I was a fool for passing on her for any reason. Whichever version you believe, we are now business partners and fast friends. I think Lorraine is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.
Michael Hughes hired Lorraine and assigned her to the La Palma office. Ultimately the fellow I hired quit, and Michael transferred Lorraine Moos to Irvine. From the day she arrived, I advised her to get in front of clients, PERIOD. When people meet Lorraine they are attracted to her. She has an energy and charisma that are compelling and attractive.
Today, Lorraine is the "best of the best" and I am extremely fortunate to be her business partner and OC-IMA is fortunate to have her on the board. Come to a meeting, look around, and know that half the people in the room originally came through an introduction from Lorriane Moos (the other half came from an invitation from Neal West!)
My advice for you is the same as my advice for Lorraine: go out and get in front of people so they can know the real you. The OC IMA is a great place to start!