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:


Entrepreneur

The Two Strategies for Networking on LinkedIn -- And Why They Matter
Entrepreneur
There are two distinct approaches to networking on LinkedIn. The first, which is used by most LinkedIn members, is called "strategic networking," where you focus on quality, not quantity. Strategic networkers usually have fewer than 500 people in their ...

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TIME

Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality
TIME
An experimental social networking platform intent on helping users calm anxiety and reverse symptoms of depression has received positive feedback. Panoply is a peer-to-peer platform jointly administered by MIT and Northwestern universities that ...
Crowdsourced tool for depressionMIT News
New crowdsourced tool to better ease depression, anxietyBusiness Standard

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TIME

5 Networking Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Ahead
TIME
Every single roundup of career advice out there talks about the importance of networking. Less talked-about but just as important is doing it correctly. You might think you're doing all the right things by hanging out near the boss at the sales retreat ...


Data Center Knowledge

Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks
Data Center Knowledge
While most open networking technologies are still relatively immature, IT organizations are looking to reduce the cost of networking by replacing proprietary routers and switches based on custom ASIC processors with software that runs on standard x86 ...
SDN evolution: Networking bigwigs unite to move routing up the stackSiliconANGLE (blog)
Leading Open Source Network and Cloud Architecture Innovators Support ...Marketwired (press release)
Open Source 'CloudRouter' Aims to Simplify Cloud MigrationLight Reading
iTWire
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Virtual networking can improve DevOps software quality
TechTarget
Networking is often considered an afterthought in the software development lifecycle. But software-defined networking (SDN) functionality is now being used to dynamically scale and protect enterprise applications. The rise of advanced networking ...


Attend The Women Grow Phoenix Networking Event
The Weed Blog (blog)
Women Grow Networking Events connect aspiring and current professionals in the cannabis industry. Through our monthly events, our members develop authentic relationships via personal contact and networking. While our events are women focused, our ...


Early accommodation deadline needed for WIM spring networking event: Wit ...
Fond du Lac Reporter
“This event is a great networking opportunity for businesswomen, but it's also a wonderful chance to get away with your girlfriends, sisters, your mother or daughter and other women who might enjoy our program,” said Michelle Kvitek, WIMI executive ...


24/7 Wall St.

4 UBS Most Preferred Networking Tech Stocks to Buy
24/7 Wall St.
Ciena is a leading maker of fiber optic networking equipment sold to telecom carriers. The company is expected to get a large chunk of Verizon's 100G network build-out, with some analysts thinking the company could see as much as 30% of the total.


Kansas City Business Journal

Mentoring Monday matches women in business at speed networking event
Kansas City Business Journal
About 60 mentors talked to women from all stages in their careers one-on-one or in group discussions at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. The speed networking event allowed attendees to meet several mentors as well as other women in various industries.
North Texas women get advice, career tips at DBJ's Mentoring MondayDallas Business Journal (blog)

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MiamiHerald.com

A new approach to networking, wellbeing
MiamiHerald.com
Both gatherings represent a new approach to networking. Unlike typical showy settings, they are unpretentious spaces for connection. #WaffleWednesday is hosted every Wednesday morning by LiveNinja, a Miami-based tech company located in the ...

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People Know People

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The Festive Season: Your Networking Opportunity

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Why Cant I Start A Conversation With You?

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Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?

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How to Shmooze

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The Anatomy of a Brain Cramp; The Retainer and the Lavalava - Communication

In life, you have to successfully work with people to... Read More

Discover Your Own Source Of Business Leads

Generating new business leads is critical in your success, no... Read More

Why Cant I Remember Your Name?

You're terrible with names. You forget someone's name within ten... Read More

Write It Down!

Why would you want to write information on paper when... Read More

Land the Ideal Job Using Social Networks

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Plan for the Event or Flounder

Rather than being there to eat the food and drink... Read More

Five Stumbling Blocks To Successful Networking And How To Overcome Them

The ability to connect with people is essential to success... 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

Mother Said - Wash Your Hands

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