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

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6 networking tips for retirees
USA TODAY
When you technically retire from whatever it is you've been doing, it doesn't mean you retire from life, says George Fraser, 70, corporate networking guru and author of Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships. "You wouldn't retire ...

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From Friendster to Facebook: Social networking do's and don'ts
Engadget
That's surprising, when you think about the sheer volume of social networks that have come our way over the years and the few that remain. Let's face it: There are only a handful of social networks these days that people care about; namely, Facebook ...

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Eagle Nation Networking event set for Mt. Sterling
Morehead State University News
If visiting with friends and former classmates of Morehead State University sounds like something you would enjoy, prepare to attend an upcoming event. A social gathering, Eagle Nation Networking Event, will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at ...


Network World

Ello bets its life on ad-free, privacy-focused social networking
Network World
Social networking newcomer Ello, which saw a massive increase in popularity last month after unintentionally serving as an alternative to those protesting Facebook's controversial name policy, recently raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from ...
Anti-Facebook Ello raises $5.5 million for ad-free social networkingInferse
Ello: Explosive Growth and Ad-Free PromiseGuardian Liberty Voice
Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, tooMacworld
NDTV -PC Magazine -The Denver Post (blog)
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Want to join a networking group?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Diversify Your Marketing in Private Practice Relationships are a foundation to successful business. One of the common ways to build relationships when you are starting out is through networking, often done in groups. While I say you should first tap ...


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 ...


Miles Jennings: Next-Level Networking
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Selling part of your company is a lot like seeing your child walk off to their first day of kindergarten and start a life without you. It's an important moment, a time for reflection — and a little terrifying. Finding and then attracting the right ...


Web Host Industry Review (blog)

WHIR Events Brings Networking to Washington, D.C.
Web Host Industry Review (blog)
Last night's WHIR Networking Event in DC was another typically fun and successful event in the friendly city of America's capital. The cooperative and mild fall weather ensured a nice turn out to a new venue we hosted at, Lost Society, at 14th and U ...


De La Salle Collegiate Alumni Networking Event Nov. 12
The Macomb Daily
Alumni, parents and friends of those connected to De La Salle Collegiate in Warren are invited to attend the second annual Alumni Networking Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights. Tickets are $30 and includes ...


Nothing but networking
ScienceCareers.org
The answer is one word, and it's a word that makes me sound callous and careerist, though it's something we've all been told we need to do: networking. I hate the concept of networking. It just feels icky. You schmooze with strangers, subtly selling ...

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While surfing for traffic or browsing your safelist emails, you... Read More

Where to Find a Cash Windfall of $10,000 - $1,000,000 - You Never Knew You Had

There is a rather famous true story called "Acres of... Read More

How Speakers, Exhibitors, Consultants, and Meeting Planners Partner-Generate More Money and Value

? "Make Every Moment Count" is the title of a... Read More

Talk Isnt Cheap

The most successful organizations have good communication skills. Survey after... Read More

Building Bridges - The Importance of Being Connected Where You Live

As a Young Professional (YP) in the up-and-coming city of... Read More

Sticky Situations: Nametag Best Practices

Because a person's name is the single context of human... Read More

Are You Building Relationships Online?

How's your relationship?I'm not prying into your personal life, so... Read More

Measuring Value for a Networking Group

How do you measure a group's worth to your organization?It... Read More

A New LinkedIn Discussion Forum for High Power Dealmakers

For those of you interested in international business transactions or... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 2: Its All About Them!

Jean de la Bruyere said, "The great gift of conversation... Read More