7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don't know how to make small talk, networking know-how is very important for your business success. There is a notion in business that I believe most of us subscribe to that says "all... Read More

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in the business literature about the importance of a company's mission. These sources emphasize that the mission is not to make a profit; that a profit is the outcome of and reward for fulfilling the mission. In the same sense, the mission of networking is... Read More

Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

The Personal Touch 1There is a simple art to networking and the good news is, should you choose to put forth a conscience effort to improve the way you communicate, networking can and will become second nature to you, it is really just that simple. A personal touch big or... Read More

Networking - How To Do It

Networking is probably the oldest, easiest, most effective and least expensive way to get more business. It doesn't necessarily involve selling your product or service but it does mean selling yourself. However, that doesn't involve a lot of talking - it does involve a lot of listening.Networking is about making... Read More

8 Ways To Develop Confidence In New Situations

Do you enjoy one-on-one networking, however, the thought of walking into room full of people you don't know horrifies you? You're not alone. Yes, even a social butterfly, President of the Social Committee in High School and avid networker knows how you feel. Here are some of my tricks. And... Read More

You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

"Fear not to entertain strangers for by so doing some have entertained angels unaware."This quotation is from the book of Hebrews, which means it probably has nothing to do with networking.Or does it?Networking is the process of sharing knowledge, helping others, and developing mutually beneficial relationships. Serendipity is the lucky... Read More

What I Do Is Not Who I Am... The Networking Factor

Ah, the personal touch that continues to make a big difference for the better in our lives and the lives of those who have an opportunity to experience a personal touch from us.If networking and effective communication are centered on other people, can we effectively network or communicate without the... Read More

Giving the Gift of Your Name (The Networking Factor)

Although, this is about giving the gift of your name to others, it certainly runs a close second in importance to "Whats' in a name?"What is giving the gift of your name? Giving the gift of your name is when you see someone you haven't seen in a while and... Read More

Which Networking Events Should You Attend?

How does one determine which are the best events to attend based on one's best customer?Customers are not a dime a dozen, especially in today's economy. So it is best to follow the rules mentioned before on how to define your best customer before attending an event. The customer definition... Read More

Follow-Up with Your Contacts

What happens when you meet a potential client at an event and you do not follow up?So now the event is over and you have collected a number of business cards, taken notes on the best prospects, divided the cards into Y(es), N(o), and M(aybe), now what? It is time... Read More

In The News:


5 Major Networking Flops (And How To Fix Them)
Forbes
I've been to my fair share of networking events, sometimes as the speaker and sometimes as a fellow participant. From each vantage point, I've witnessed many impressive, thoughtful, and incredibly beneficial interactions. I've also seen some ...


InfoWorld

5 ways Docker is fixing its networking woes
InfoWorld
Docker's recent advances have made it the darling of startups and innovators throughout the IT world, but one pain point causes admins and developers alike to bite their nails: networking. Managing the interaction between Docker containers and networks ...


Gigaom

Nwave lends its internet-of-things networking technology to the Weightless ...
Gigaom
Instead, Nwave is submitting its networking technology as a template for the new Weightless-N standard, which aims to use the ISM bands as a connectivity blanket for millions of low-power sensors, meters and devices that need only intermittent and ...

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Hanover Business Council Networking Breakfast
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Business Council Networking Breakfasts are offered as a benefit of Greater Richmond Chamber membership. Non-members are invited to experience two of these networking events to determine if Chamber membership is a good fit. Advance registration ...

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VentureBeat

Marvell moves into high-speed networks with a chip that can handle 8M ...
VentureBeat
The new chip will enable next-generation mobile networks and Internet-of-things processing, John Chiang, director of marketing for a business group at Marvell, told VentureBeat. The Internet of things brings smart connectivity to everyday devices.
Marvell Targets IoT Networking with Questflo SRAM-based ChipsInfostor magazine
Marvell Unveils Groundbreaking SRAM-Based Network Search Engine with ...CNNMoney

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Fermanagh Herald

Big showing at Networking Lunch
Fermanagh Herald
Last Friday, The Enniskillen Hotel played host to the 02 Leaders In Business Networking Lunch with over 130 people in attendance. The audience listened to guests Bill Cullen and Peter Quinn during an informal Q&A session chat about their leadership ...


Founder of Hungarian social networking site sues political parties over ...
Politics.hu
Zsolt Várady, founder of the once very popular iWiW social networking website, has sued every single political party that was part of parliament since 1990 for breaching his constitutional rights, origo.hu reports. He filed his report with the ...


An Introvert's Guide to Networking
New York Times (blog)
Recently, I attended a business women's networking breakfast, held in a large warehouse near the waterfront. I marched through the door and collected my name tag to confront a roomful of 1,200 colorfully dressed, high-energy women chattering. Everyone ...

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Online procurement networks ride a new wave of interest
InternetRetailer.com
The business-to-business networking landscape has changed significantly over the past dozen years, says Forrester Research Inc. vice president and principal analyst Duncan Jones, who covers B2B e-commerce. About a dozen years ago, companies began ...

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VentureBeat

Mimosa Networks unveils technology for super-fast broadband wireless ...
VentureBeat
Mimosa Networks is launching its advanced radio products for a new kind of fixed wireless broadband network that could bring super-fast broadband to neighborhoods. By using Mimosa's products, wireless Internet service providers (ISPs) can build ...

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Flying High, Flying Far

"What me? Sell myself? You have to be joking!"This was... Read More

How NOT to Waste Your Time Networking

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Where Does That Word Come From?

"Instead of a handshake, I gave Toby a high-five to... Read More

How to Get Ahead in Your Career

Bigger Better Deal. That's what everyone always hopes will come... Read More

Are You Sitting With The Right Company?

When I walked into Dallas's famous Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, all... Read More

How to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Conversational Wheel

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Lessons from the Wedding Mafia

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8 Ways To Develop Confidence In New Situations

Do you enjoy one-on-one networking, however, the thought of walking... Read More

10 Top Tips for Successful Networking

1. Recognise the importance of networkingAsk any successful business person... Read More

The Promotion Factor: Seven Strategies to Promote Yourself and Your Business by Playing Golf

Effective business promotion is more powerful than advertising. Using golf... Read More

You MUST Be Visible

Have you ever noticed how visible large corporations are? Take... Read More

Power Networking: Getting Your Name Out There!

Today's economy presents some very special challenges to people who... Read More

Networking in the Change Room: 5 Ways to Network Effectively While Getting Undressed

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You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

"Fear not to entertain strangers for by so doing some... Read More

Effective Networking

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How to be Known

Why business relationships are formed with certain people?If you go... Read More

Time to Hire a Professional Networker?

It used to be that people said that there was... Read More

The 4 Attitudes of Awesome Hospitality

Hospitality relates to the Latin term philoxenia, or "the love... Read More

Five Steps for Expanding Your Customer Base with Guerilla Networking

As a single company, it is impossible to provide your... Read More

Mobile Car Wash Companies; Trading Tips

If you run a mobile car washing firm we recommend... Read More

Which Networking Events Should You Attend?

How does one determine which are the best events to... Read More

Mother Said - Wash Your Hands

Think health articles are boring? This one isn't, so read... Read More

Lesson 61 - When Does Aggressiveness Turn Into Annoyance?

The StoryWhen attending conferences, conventions, or private events, it's guaranteed... Read More

Social Networking: A Link To Like Minds

Not all dot-com dreams died when the Internet stock bubble... Read More

Alcohol & Events

Many people associate alcohol with relaxation and fun, so it... Read More