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

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CNBC

Small business gets with the social program
CNBC
Is social media the great equalizer that allows small businesses to compete with bigger rivals? As just about everyone hops on the social networking bandwagon, some say the answer to that question is yes. "Social media is essential these days to small ...


7 Reasons You're Failing Miserably at Professional Networking
Huffington Post
In business today, one of the keys to long-term success in pretty much any field is effective networking. You might be enjoying all the business you can handle for now, but you're bound to lose clients over time. Competitors steal clients, technologies ...


The American Genius

Smartcasual makes business networking 180% easier, more efficient
The American Genius
The phrase “the devil's in the details” couldn't be more accurate when applied to business networking. Getting two professionals in a room together at a mutually beneficial time in a mutually beneficial location is the majestic unicorn of business ...


Container networking: How does Docker relate to SDN?
TechTarget
If you're using the classic definition of software-defined networking (SDN), in which control plane and data plane are separated, with OpenFlow providing a protocol for them to talk to each other and SDN applications providing network services by using ...

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Interoute introduces US Hong Kong networking routes
Telecoms.com
Interoute has added two new independent networking routes between Los Angeles (LA) and Hong Kong to support what it claims is Europe's biggest cloud service platform, reports BCN. It described the additions as 'the final step in creating a fully meshed ...

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Yahoo Parenting

3 Social Networking Apps That Create Drama in Schools
Yahoo Parenting
If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds. Multiply that by the average student population at your middle or high school, and you see the ...

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Networking group hopes to harness the power of anonymity
STLtoday.com
"House of Genius was born out of frustration that other networking events and conferences weren't as productive as they could be," founder Toma Bedolla explains. "If you could create an environment for diverse perspectives to come together, but strip ...


The ABC(D)s of business networking in Oklahoma City
NewsOK.com
These organizations provide businesses with opportunities to make new business contacts and expand their professional networks in casual, laid-back atmospheres. BBB offers accreditation to business in all industries and can be the link you need to find ...


Huffington Post

How to Determine if Your Networking Is Not Working
Huffington Post
Many of us realize the importance of networking to grow our career or business. But how do you measure the success of your efforts? There are both time and financial costs with attending events, joining associations and marketing efforts to build more ...


TheChronicleHerald.ca

Halifax police warn people of fraud through social networking app
The Province
HALIFAX - Police in Halifax are warning people about a scam they allege has defrauded people who use the social networking app called WeChat. Police say they've received three complaints from users of the app who say they've been defrauded by people ...
Police warn of scam involving social networking app WeChatTheChronicleHerald.ca

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