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:


The Columbian

Connecting with speed networking
The Columbian
Friday's STEM speed networking event at Skyview High School was a homecoming for Jake Smith, 28, an optical engineer and a 2004 Skyview graduate. "I sat in this classroom in physics," Smith told a group of four freshman boys sitting across a table from ...


Measuring Social Networking Success: More Than Just Likes
Forbes
Measuring Social Networking Success: More Than Just Likes. INSEAD Knowledge , Contributor. 1 comments, 0 called-out. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments. Comment Now. Follow Comments Following Comments ...

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Ten chambers to participate May 1 in area's largest business networking event
Vallejo Times-Herald
Ten chambers to participate May 1 in area's largest business networking event. Times-Herald staff report/. Posted: 04/19/2014 12:57:57 AM PDT. A business networking event billed as the area's largest, is planned for May 1 in Fairfield, organizers ...

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How to Make Tried-and-True Networking Tactics Work for You
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Experts estimate the majority of jobs are not advertised and are found through networking. That tells us that networking is essential in today's job market. Nowadays, many people think exclusively about online networking, but traditional, face-to-face ...


Fairborn to host small business networking event
Dayton Daily News
The ninth annual networking event will be held at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center, just outside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn. The event is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Development Services Agency.

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Social Networking Is One Thing, But What About Business To Business ...
Forbes
It is a solution for those looking for a business-to-business networking platform for their business. It provides an online community for businesses in the IT and other high-tech industries to use for the purpose of interacting with one another. This ...


Is 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi Networking Coming Next Year?
Tom's Hardware Guide
Quantenna Communications is developing the world's first 10 Gigabit (10G) Wi-Fi chipset for a new generation of access points. The company is using a "novel" architecture that will enable MIMO configurations up to 8x8, speeds up to 10 Gigabits per ...


HAMILTON: Mayor to host business networking event
Packet Online
HAMILTON — Mayor Kelly A. Yaede and the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission will hold their second installment of this year's Networking with Mayor Yaede Series on Tuesday, April 22. The networking event will be held at the ...

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Application Aware Networking and the Enterprise
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (blog)
Following up on last week's blog on application aware networking, it's worth noting that this is not a new idea and in fact has been part of the development plans for a number of leading platform developers over the years, to varying degrees of success.


Men hold the upper hand in social networking
Financial Times
While business schools have built their reputations on teaching formal skills – understanding a balance sheet or devising a corporate strategy – Prof Brands believes informal interactions, such as friendship networks, play a powerful role in any ...

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