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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How To Master The Art Of Networking Follow-Up
Forbes
You've attended a networking event. Now what? You have a pocket full of business cards and no idea what to do with them. Business cards have no value if you don't use them, so let's go over some simple ideas to help you maximize the initial interaction ...


Tech networking group in Elk Grove to open co-working space
Sacramento Business Journal
A technology networking group in Elk Grove plans to open an innovation co-working space in the city early next year. “Folks have been asking for it,” said Greg McAvoy-Jensen, CEO of Granite Horizon, a web design company in Elk Grove and a sponsor of ...

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Setting Yourself Up for Networking Success
Business 2 Community
But let's face it, while networking is no doubt important, often times we don't take it as seriously as we probably should. I'll admit it: this was totally me until a few years ago. I was your typical young professional pressed for time and would show ...


Why You Hate Networking
Forbes
What they found: instrumental networking literally makes people feel dirty, so much so that they think about taking a shower or brushing their teeth, the way Professor Kouchaki used to feel. They uncovered one other interesting thing about instrumental ...


Functional programming gains Web, networking option with Elixir language
InfoWorld
Developers have another option for functional programming with the Elixir language, which has just reached the 1.0 release milestone. Positioned as a dynamic functional language for building scalable and maintainable applications, Elixer leverages the ...


Vidette Online

Hey College Kids: Start Networking Now!
Seacoastonline.com (blog)
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, it's a smart idea to start making valuable connections now. But why? You've got other, more important things to do (homework, Frisbee, dollar pitchers…). I'll tell you why: If you want to find a great job that ...
Why You Need a LinkedIn ProfileVidette Online

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Times of India

Professional networking can make you feel physically dirty
Washington Post
Are you one of those people who dreads networking to get ahead? Does it make you feel icky? Well, you're not alone. Turns out, networking can make people feel so gross that it translates to feelings of physical dirtiness, according to a study in an ...
Why Networking Makes Us Feel DirtyCo.Design
Networking Can Make People Feel Physically DirtyGovExec.com
'Dirty' networking games made for people in powerTimes of India
HealthCanal.com
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Boston Globe

Mix networking with a sweat session
Boston Globe
Opportunities to combine networking with a workout are on the horizon. First, the next Welcome Wednesday event at District Hall will include a pilates class and a boxing class, followed by mingling and networking. Continue reading below. The pilates ...


Business 2 Community

Networking Your Personal Brand
Business 2 Community
Networking Your Personal Brand image shutterstock 200709611 If you want to grow your contacts and business, then networking is the best way to do so. Keep in mind that networking isn't a quick fix for sales, though; it's an investment in getting to ...


Medford EDA to hold business networking event
Southernminn.com
MEDFORD — The bi-monthly business networking event held by the Medford EDA will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Evapco, 215 1st Street NE. Recognition of the newest businesses, construction updates and a presentation by staff ...

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10 Top Tips for Successful Networking

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Youve Got Personality, Use It!

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Social Network Software

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Effective Networking

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Ten Simple Steps to More Customers with Better Networking

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10 Effective Ways to Remember Names

Sigmund Freud says "a person's name is the single context... Read More

The Secrets of Effective Networking

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How to Announce a New Product

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Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?

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

Creating Successful Alliances and Partnerships through Networking

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

Plan for the Event or Flounder

Rather than being there to eat the food and drink... Read More