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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Forbes

8 Secrets From Power Networking Pros
Forbes
When done skillfully, networking can not only open the door to plum job opportunities but it can also help land new clients and tap talent for future hiring. And what better way to learn the ins and outs of such skillful networking than to go straight ...


17 Tips To Survive Your Next Networking Event
Forbes
While this might sound like your experience at a middle school dance, it's also what many people feel when they enter a networking event. These are completely natural reactions, even for the biggest extroverts. The great news is that people go to these ...


Women's summit in Melbourne promises top speakers, networking opportunities
Florida Today
"With speakers talking about essential topics for business success, this is an ideal event for purposeful networking for top-level executives, small-medium sized business owners and other business professionals from across Central Florida," said Women ...

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Entrepreneur

Navigate International Networking With These 4 Anchors
Entrepreneur
Contrary to what people sometimes assume, not everyone across the world networks the same way. As a result, trying to build overseas relationships can often feel like sailing across the Pacific with a blindfold -- regardless of whether you're a first ...

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Get Paid for Posts? Social Networking's New Twist
ABC News
"I just feel like everyone on social networks has been taken advantage of for long enough," says Michael Nusbaum, a Morristown, New Jersey surgeon who created Bonzo Me. "Facebook has been making a ton of money, and the people providing the content ...

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Women's networking event Saturday, McDonald Partners named to top list: Local ...
The Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Stiletto Boss will host another part of its Summer Sundress Series in Bedford Heights. EmpoweringSHE: Women's Forum and Networking Event will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Elementz Lounge, 474 Northfield Road. According to a ...


Regional business networking event nears
The Coloradoan
Northern Colorado chambers of commerce in Fort Collins, Berthoud, Greeley, Loveland and Windsor, along with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, will host an outdoor Business After Hours networking event ...


​Why networking is replacing cold calling (and why it's more than the numbers)
L.A. Biz
I opened two different yet similar emails this morning. The first dealt with a “Speed Networking” site promoting its services. The second email was promoting a “Networking Seminar” that uses a formulaic approach to networking similar to the typical ...

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More Than Lunch business networking event in Mountain Lakes to be held on ...
NorthJersey.com
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce is holding its summer More Than Lunch networking event Thursday, July 24, at The Villa in Mountain Lakes, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is open to Chamber members and non-members alike. Attendees ...
Business news: Morris chamber to hold networking eventDailyrecord.com

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4 Tips For Networking To Change Fields
Forbes
Your career-switch networking strategy should start with creating a well-thought-out 30-second pitch about you. So you'll want to develop a brief statement that summarizes what you want to do and includes an explanation of your skillset. In this ...

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Why Bother With Social Networking Sites Like LinkedIn?

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Build Your Business through Strategic Networking

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

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

There's a time and place to network with people in... Read More