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:


How To Arrange A Networking Coffee
Forbes
You do, my angel, and you will see that more clearly as you get deeper into the networking moshpit. Your friends know you and they may adore you, but they don't know a lot about the Work You unless you and they already work together or talk about your ...


99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us.
Networking Events Are for SuckersInc.com

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Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Networking events whet startups' appetites
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Nearly 12,000 small business owners are engaged with MyEntre.Net resources each year, according to organizers at the University of Northern Iowa's Business and Community Services department. The program has numerous networking events, workshops, ...

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More "New" Rules of Networking
Huffington Post
As I mentioned in my last article, The "New" Rule of Networking, there are absolutely rules when it comes to networking. They're just not written, enforced by a governing body, or mentioned at the beginning of a networking event before you "touch ...


Life after football: NFL athletes consider second careers at networking event
Phoenix Business Journal
Since a number of current and former athletes flock to the Super Bowl host city the week before the big game, it became an ideal time and place to host the annual Player Networking Event, an NFL-sanctioned job fair and networking event for current and ...


Business Insider

Here's why networking meetings should never last more than 45 minutes
Business Insider
Personal finance writer Ramit Sethi says $100 spent on networking coffee dates throughout the year is the best investment you can make. Master networker Jon Levy has had plenty of coffee meetings over the past five years as he's built up "the ...

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Business Insider

A Master Networker Shares His Top 20 Networking Tips
Business Insider
At one of Jon Levy's house parties you could find yourself, as we recently did, making fajitas with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Regina Spektor and leading snake venom expert Zoltan Takacs before watching live presentations from Bill Nye the ...

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The Chattanoogan

Clint Powell: Networking Is A Waste Of Time!
The Chattanoogan
Networking is worthless IF…..IF….IF (Is the suspense killing you?)….IF - you do NOT have a follow-up plan in place. If you do NOT spend your time intentionally. One of the most frustrating things that can happen is to meet people and then look back ...


THE PRACTICAL BUSINESS RADICAL: Networking for all personality types
Press-Enterprise
If the standard methods of networking and building connections are not working for you, then do not feel obligated to stick with those methods. Find the ways to connect with others that most effective for you.


The Week Magazine

The best networking hack for people who detest networking
The Week Magazine
Jeffrey Pfeffer tells a powerful story of a manager who attributes his success to his decision of where to sit. …After carefully studying the facility layouts, the new director of engineering decided not to occupy his office in the so-called Executive ...

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