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:


'I will not leave Berlin without having sex with you': Successful Tech ...
Daily Mail
A networking evening can be a nerve-racking and intimidating event for a budding entrepreneur breaking into the world of work. So when Gesche Haas, from New York, secured a 20 minute sit-down with a successful businessman during an event in Berlin, ...
Businesswoman humiliates investor by posting sex request email on Facebook ...Mirror.co.uk
Sleazy investor requests sex from colleagues at professional conference: 'I ...New York Daily News
Investor Allegedly Emails Female Startup Employee: 'I'm Not Leaving Without ...Business Insider
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Cisco Can Switch Away From Traditional Networking Systems To Solutions And ...
Seeking Alpha (registration)
The rise of SDN may lead to the eventual disappearance of Cisco's proprietary networking equipment business. Structural changes made to Cisco's lines of business to also offer solutions, software and services. To facilitate customers' SDN transition ...
Cisco Systems (CSCO) – Research Analysts' Recent Ratings UpdatesMideast Time

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ConteXtream: Software-defined networks for carriers
I recently had a conversation with ConteXtream's VP of marketing, Anshu Agarwal, about telecom carriers' wireless networks, the challenges they face, and how software-defined networking — a form of network virtualization — could help. Naturally ...
Software-Defined Networking: Beyond the HypeData Center Knowledge
20 ways to explain Software Defined Networking to a five-year-oldComputer Business Review

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Networking Resources for Far-Flung Entrepreneurs
Networking organizations: Depending on how large your business and your budget are, you could join a structured networking group like Vistage, the Entrepreneurs' Organization, or BNI. Some groups form spontaneously and meet independently.


Networking in Unconventional Locations: 10 Common Challenges
When a network goes down in most workplaces, it is certainly an inconvenience, but rarely does it have life-threatening implications. In unconventional locations, such as mines, oil platforms and rail lines, networking has a unique set of challenges ...


Networking: 9 tips to help you work the room like a pro (it'll be easier than ...
If the thought of networking strikes fear in your heart, you're not alone: once upon a time, I looked forward to it like an afternoon at the dentist. But I've come to realise that networking truly works. No, it may not lead directly to your next job ...

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Professional Networking, Minus the Fees
New York Times
Some events, like Internet Week New York, charge a premium for networking: At the conference in May, the cheapest pass, priced at $450, gave buyers access to exhibitions, speeches and workshops, while the most expensive pass, with full access to ...

Brocade Pitches Open Networking to Cash-Strapped Feds
WASHINGTON – If storage and compute power can be purchased on a usage-based pricing model, like a utility, then why can't networking follow the same path? Moreover, why shouldn't that network run on an open architecture that fosters competition ...

Networking for Introverts
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Even if a networking opportunity appears interesting, I'm likely to decline if it's on the heels of several busy days; I've come to understand I won't be able to tap its full potential because I'll feel emotionally run down. On the other hand, I'm more ...

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Networking experts dole out 10 tips for entrepreneurs looking to expand reach
Silicon Prairie News
More than 50 people—some confident in their networking skills, others a bit shy—turned out for a discussion panel on “Leveraging Your Network To Advance Your Business” at Omaha's Straight Shot accelerator on Wednesday. Panelists included Kelly Hoey, ...

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Follow-Up with Your Contacts

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Why Cant I Remember Your Name?

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Increasing the ROI on Your Networking

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Putting The Fun Back In Networking

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8 Ways To Develop Confidence In New Situations

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The Answer to Your Worst Networking Nightmare

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You MUST Be Visible

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People Know People

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Building Bridges - The Importance of Being Connected Where You Live

As a Young Professional (YP) in the up-and-coming city of... Read More

How Well Do Your Customers Know You?

Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three... Read More

Five Best Ways To Build A Network

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Unforgettable First Impressions Part 4: Become a Social Gift Giver

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How to Shmooze

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Which Networking Events Should You Attend?

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Increase Your Sales by 30% Using Internet Collaboration Networks

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