We had the good fortune of connecting with Lilia Pozos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lilia, have you built meaningful relationships at networking events? What makes you want to connect with someone, and what are things people do that make you want to steer clear?
I attend a lot of events, well, when events were a thing… Now that we are confined in our houses, networking is transitioning to an online practice. When someone approaches me at an event, I want that moment to be genuine and with the intention of really connecting with the person and not just because they want to sell me something. It’s not just exchanging business cards, it is the way you show interest for the other person and how you find similarities through the conversation. It’s important to listen carefully and not just trying to do a sales pitch. What makes me avoid people is when they are trying to sell something without asking if I need what they sell. I like people to connect with me not just network.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have always been very passionate about human behavior and especially how people communicate with each other. That’s why I studied Communication Sciences and developed my career in Public Relations afterward. This field has given me many satisfactions and great moments with lots of stress as well. I have worked for brands like Apple, Twitter, The Latin Grammys, Chivas Regal, Absolut, Deezer, and more. I love planning and organizing events and it has been part of my whole professional development. When it comes to working, I am fully committed and very passionate about what I do every day. I want to generate a positive impact on people every day and I always do my best to accomplish this goal. More recently I have dug deeper into Digital Marketing and Social Media and I just loved it. I am also in love with the environment, that’s why I created Your Green Mermaid, to create awareness about Climate Change and the solutions we can all implement to make a difference.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I really love Wynwood! Wynwood is such a magical place for me and has given me many good moments with family and friends. Wynwood was my first spot when I decided to host events about the environment and zero-waste. I would take my best friend to have some delicious breakfast at Love, Live Cafe, then take a walk all over the walls, go for ice cream to Nabati, enjoy lunch at Wynwood Kitchen and spend the rest of the night hopping around the different bars. After the first day, I will also take her to Nikki Beach to experience an amazing brunch and spend the day in the sun and sand chilling. At night I will take her to Juvia for a couple of drinks. She also needs to understand the Cuban culture so a walk down all over Calle Ocho would be nice with Salsa dancing all night. Perez Art Musem, Vizcaya Gardens, and Alhambra Circle would be our next stop for the next day. We can’t forget about Brickell and its skyscrapers. A night at Sugar would be the perfect ending of the trip.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely my husband. He is my operations manager, my photographer, my chef and the one who is always with me supporting every project, event and idea. He is the only one who really understands the journey I have been into and has never given up on Your Green Mermaid.