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:


Chinese users tire of older social networking sites
PCWorld
Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services. “The user activity has been declining,” the 29-year-old said of ...

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Forbes

8 Secrets From Power Networking Pros
Forbes
When done skillfully, networking can not only open the door to plum job opportunities but it can also help land new clients and tap talent for future hiring. And what better way to learn the ins and outs of such skillful networking than to go straight ...


17 Tips To Survive Your Next Networking Event
Forbes
While this might sound like your experience at a middle school dance, it's also what many people feel when they enter a networking event. These are completely natural reactions, even for the biggest extroverts. The great news is that people go to these ...


SFGate

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Gerry Kelly, founder of clothing brand Sonas Denim and a Bubblews user, poses near his home in San Francisco. Kelly has already earned nearly $100 from Bubblews since he began using a test version in ...
Get paid for posting? Social networking's new twistWaterbury Republican American
Firms pay people for social networking postsSFGate
Two social networks pay for posts that generate trafficNews & Observer

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Compulsive social networking
E Kantipur
JUL 28 - Because I lived at a residential school for nine years of my life, I hadn't had much time to see what life really was like outside my school. I was quite unaware of the social-media invasion in the lives of the people outside the walls of the ...


Weave Networking App Makes Job Hunting More Like Tinder
Good E-Reader (blog)
While the idea behind Weave Networking is a good one (and pulls at the career-oriented heartstrings), it also seems a little unnecessary –though I suppose it bypasses the need to pay for a full-service LinkedIn profile where you could do proper ...


Recent grad turns millennial networking into business
Upstart
The UpTake: Matt Rutkowitz is out to make sure millennials aren't bored by networking events. Just out of school, he even has his own company dedicated to the art. I t's no secret that the millennial worker has different expectations than their ...


Local business and networking events for the week of July 27, 2014
York Daily Record
ERN-Executive Referral Network: 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. structured networking breakfast meetings, Heritage Hills, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York Township. For details, call Dwight Honecker at 717-817-3690 or visit www.ernmoney.com. Hanover PRE/Professional ...


Mumbai Based Mobile Social Networking App YoTurf Close To Securing ...
Business 2 Community
Founded earlier this year by Abimanyu Jadhavrao (founder and CEO) and Vaishnavi (co-founder), YoTurf is a mobile only interest based social networking app. The mobile app available on the iOS app store aims to connect Turfers or users based on their ...


Tech Times

Weave is the new Tinder for professional networking
Tech Times
Ma's "Tinder for networking" concept comes at an interesting time, seeing as more and more people are viewing LinkedIn as an actual outlet for potential romantic discoveries. A recent article in Inc. listed the 6 reasons why LinkedIn is transforming ...

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