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:


Vertical dimensions to social networking
Financial Times
Vertical social networks, which focus on a single profession, including Doximity, Edmodo, which targets the education community, and Spiceworks, for IT professionals, have each raised millions of dollars in funding. Venture capitalists are betting that ...


Pensacola News Journal

Find your power: Networking a must for businesswomen
Pensacola News Journal
Meeting people and expanding your circle of business contacts and friends can be beneficial to your career. The more people you know, the better your chances for opportunities. The Women's Business Lunch (WBL) networking group was founded in 2004.


Lifehacker Australia

Focus On Food To Be Better At Networking
Lifehacker Australia
Harvard University's “Social Capital Building Toolkit” (which is a researcher-y way of saying “networking”) offers a number of tips for improving your networking skills. One of the key ones is to look for opportunities that involve food: hosting ...


Forbes

Is Dell Opening Networking's Pandora's Box?
Forbes
Very fitting as companies like Cisco Systems Cisco Systems are trying to keep the networking box closed and others like Juniper Networks Juniper Networks and Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent are trying to walk the fine line between open and closed systems.


ZDNet

Pertino Jumps On The "Networking For Docker" Stage
Forbes
Considering the amazing uptake that Docker has received since its inception, it is understandable to think that every possible issue related to the project has been solved. But when one reflects upon the fact that Docker is only a year or so old, it ...
Pertino Simplifies Networking of Docker Containers Across Any Cloud AnywhereBroadway World

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Forbes

Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking
Forbes
By now you've probably heard the cardinal rule of networking a million times: If you want to make a killer impression, you need to know exactly what to say when you meet someone new. And we'll bet that's why you've spent hours brushing up on answers to ...


5 Tips for the Networking-Averse
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
First things first: You have to learn about upcoming events, such as conferences, professional association meetings and meetups. Ask people you know in your field if there are events they would recommend. The more focused the networking group, the more ...


Pacific Alliance stresses importance of business networking
Fox News Latino
"Networking is having the awareness that I don't know everything and that I can make valuable connections, whether of buyers, investors, ideas or alliances; it's having the awareness to understand that I have something to gain when I link up with ...

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New York Times

The Big Bang of Social Networking
New York Times
It mirrored the original design of the Internet, a network of networks. They would give the code away free and invite other hackers to make it better. Perhaps they could scrape together enough money to pay for gas and to keep themselves in ramen for ...


Afraid Of Networking? Tips To Make It Fun And Worthwhile
Forbes
I admit that I'm one of those people who always felt like running in the opposite direction whenever someone mentioned the word, “networking.” That was mainly because I wasn't sure where to network or how to even approach the concept of “networking ...

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Online Business Networking: How Personal is Too Personal?

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Defining a Quality Networking Group

When it comes to quality, how do you choose the... Read More

Giving Referrals to Get Referrals

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Networking - Facts to Ponder

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A Vital Habit For Selling Big Ticket Items

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What has networking got to do with joint ventures? "PLENTY"... Read More

Putting The Fun Back In Networking

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Politics, Religion, Race; Conversational No-No?s in Business

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

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Volunteering for a Networking Group

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Examination of Discovery - Finding the Right Networking Group

Why would I pick this group over another group?How many... Read More

Social Networking: A Link To Like Minds

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Where Does That Word Come From?

"Instead of a handshake, I gave Toby a high-five to... Read More

You MUST Be Visible

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Effective Business Networking: 5 Tips For Mastering The Art of Networking

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The A-B-Cs of Networking

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

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

10 Steps to Successful Networking

"It's not what you know, it's who you know."This old... Read More

Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?

The StoryAs a child growing up, one of the many... Read More

Business Networking ? Extroverted Web Weaving for the Introvert

If you have been in business for any amount of... Read More

Networking in the Business world

Why is it so important to network with other people... Read More

Land the Ideal Job Using Social Networks

With at least 60% of job-seekers finding employment through networking,... Read More

Develop a Great Network - Pay It Forward for Maximum Success

Who needs a network of people to talk to about... Read More

Networking Skills: Arguing in Context

If you're fond of a good debate, you know how... Read More

Creating Successful Alliances and Partnerships through Networking

Douglas Wilder, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and... Read More