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:


NV, NFV, and SDN: What's with the networking acronym explosion?
At a recent convention, a break-out panel discussed the merits of Network Virtualization (NV) versus Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Until then, I thought they were the same. As someone who writes about networking, I figured I better get educated.
NFV and SDN a Virtual Certainty to Dominate Networking in 2015IT Business Edge (blog)
Active Broadband Networks Joins Intel Network Builders ProgramIT Business Net
2015 Technology Predictions: SDN, NFV, APIs Add to Acronym SoupThe VAR Guy
Total Telecom -MIS Asia -WhaTech
all 12 news articles »


Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret's Not One Of Them
Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-the-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These questions come to mind today as one of the leading ...

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Networking pros describe their 2015 SDN projects
Software-defined networking remained a buzzy but under-utilized technology this year. In 2015, SDN adoption should start to pick up as engineers and architects get serious about the technology. We talked to several networking pros about the SDN ...

Sacramento Business Journal

Top business, networking events of 2014
Sacramento Business Journal
Book of Lists party: More than 200 people joined Sacramento Business Journal staff for the annual Book of Lists party. Business leaders and members of the community who like the Book of Lists got a chance to network and enjoy great food. It was also a ...

Tips for Holiday Networking in a Non-Obnoxious Way
It's the holiday season, which means between your friends, family, and co-workers, you probably have a handful of parties to attend. Whether you're trying to climb the ladder, switch jobs, or just get off your parents' couch, it's good to know how to ...

GenY employees more open to networking
Economic Times
You can't ignore the power of networking in today's workplace. While one-to-one relationships are important, networking can open doors to opportunities and help in career advancement. HR consulting firm Randstad India has conducted a study on ...

The 10 Biggest Networking Stories Of 2014
One thing's for sure: There was plenty to talk about in the networking industry in 2014. Vendors ranging from VMware to Cisco Systems continued their battle for software-defined networking supremacy; telecom carriers like AT&T made significant inroads ...

Above the Law

SmallLaw Holiday Party Networking Guide
Above the Law
December can be a great networking month, for if you're crafty, you can always snag a last-minute invite to some party somewhere, and if you're not-so crafty, you can just start crashing. In SmallLaw, we tell ourselves we have to network constantly ...

eWeek (blog)

Should Nokia Networks Buy Alcatel-Lucent?
Motley Fool
According to anonymous insiders, probably hailing from the Siemens networking operations that were swallowed by Nokia Networks in 2013, the companies explored merger options in the past which have always fallen apart. This is a fresh round of talks.
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks Resume Talks: ReporteWeek (blog)
Nokia Corporation (NOK) And Alcatel Lucent SA (ALU) Stocks Gain On Merger ...Bidness ETC

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Omaha World-Herald

Holiday parties are prime time for networking
Omaha World-Herald
Holiday parties should not be looked at as an obligation but rather an opportunity, according to corporate consultant Alaina G. Levine. She recommends that you attend all the festive get-togethers you can to take advantage of some prime networking ...

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