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:


SDN Networking Followed by SDN Security
Network World
Plan SDN projects 3 to 6 months behind the networking team. The minute the VP of network engineering schedules a date for an SDN proof-of-concept (POC), CISOs should push network security architects to start their research, select the most attractive ...


How new networking technology can overcome the limitations of traditional WANs
Gigaom
An emerging market of products addresses the limitations of packet routing in traditional wide area networks (WAN) with a “dynamic-path management” technology that is based on programmable network devices. These devices have APIs that enable new ...


Getting started with power-line networking
InfoWorld
So I started experimenting with power-line networking, and I haven't looked back. The reason for that is that power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network ...

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Upcoming: Small-business networking events
News & Observer
Triangle Business Connections' Business After Hours: Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m.; 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh; RSVP at http://bit.ly/1wbpfA3. Raleigh Business Connections' Networking Lunch: Nov. 26, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Manchester's Grill, 9101 Leesville ...


Fast Company

The Secrets To Successful Networking From The Most Connected Women
Fast Company
Most people know 632 other people, says Robinett, yet we go to networking events thinking that there's only one person who can help us. The reality is, we don't know who everyone else knows. Our best bet is to have genuine, useful relationships with as ...


Veteran Unemployment Down, Networking Required
seattlepi.com (blog)
Network with other veterans: Veterans represent one of the largest professional networks in the world. Leverage them! I asked Mike where does one find these networking groups and he suggested to start here: 1. Ask family and friends – this is your ...

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Liverpool Echo

Local Liverpool businesses come together for the Chic Networking event
Liverpool Echo
Lauren Greene set up Chic Networking two-and-a-half years ago with a designer focus, but it's since expanded to take in everything from restaurants to beauty salons and twice-yearly shows attract a sell-out crowd. “The people who come along don't see ...


Product Review: Ello Takes on Social Networking
Government Technology
Product Review: Ello Takes on Social Networking. An early look at social media's rising star reveals user interface design so good, it might convince me not to hate everyone. by Colin Wood / November 24, 2014. Share on email. I've been off Facebook a ...


Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management
TechCrunch
Companies feeling they aren't getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather. In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services ...


Networking event to benefit homeless planned
Daily Item
The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Networking Committee is planning a holiday networking event to be held Monday, Dec. 8 at Paradiso Restaurant in Swampscott from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Those either in business or those re-entering ...

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Have We Met Before? What to Do When You Cant Remember Who Yourre Talking To

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Are You Building Relationships Online?

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Are You Really Listening: The Importance of Strong Communication Skills

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Lesson 15 - Meeting the Prince with More Reputation than Power

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Why Cant I Remember Your Name?

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Networking - How To Do It

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Power Networking: Getting Your Name Out There!

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Unforgettable First Impressions Part 3: Time is (Not) On Your Side

You only have three seconds?Connect in under a minute?People decide... Read More

Small File Box With Resumes to Help Customers

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Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?

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Successfully Meeting And Greeting - Ten Strategies For Getting Off To A Good Start

A day in the life of every businessperson is made... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 1: Discover the CPI

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Social Network Software

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The 4 Actions of Awesome Hospitality

These Actions of Awesome Hospitality? will help you manifest the... Read More

Real Business Networking Doesnt Happen at Networking Events

Real networking isn't about handing out business cards at a... Read More

Planting the Seeds of Greatness - Make it Great Newsletter #7

Thought of the WeekThis week, I'd like to challenge you... Read More

Are You Leveraging Your Business Network?

Just yesterday I received an email from a colleague telling... Read More

Networking

Networking: Is it who you know or what you know... Read More

Putting The Fun Back In Networking

Networking is one of the most important skills a person... Read More

Test Your Networking Know-How

Let's test your knowledge on networking:1)The best definition of networking... Read More

How to Get More Visibility, Increase Your Influence, and Get More Referrals

Earlier today I was helping a client develop a better... Read More

Work that Room, Baby!

Networking, schmoozing, making connections. Call it what you want, it's... Read More

7 Step Plan To Get Going With Networking

Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you... Read More

Success Sentences to Help Combat Conversational Crappiness

Essential to your success as an effective, engaging communicator is... Read More

Are You Sitting With The Right Company?

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