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:


LogMeIn wants to put its networking technology in unlikely places
Michael Simon is getting his firm's networking technology wedged into some of the strangest places. The LogMeIn Inc. chief executive is looking beyond the company's original audience of IT professionals to find clients for its cloud-based services. He ...

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NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Enters Networking Partnership with Siemens
NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced a partnership for secure, intelligent vehicle networking. Siemens will use technology from NXP Semiconductors and Cohda Wireless for secure communication of vehicles with surrounding traffic ...

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ChicagoNow (blog)

7 networking tips for those afraid of networking
ChicagoNow (blog)
One of my first tasks in the new job search is confronting the fear of networking. We know how important it is in the job search process, critical really. Still, I tend to be introverted so the idea of talking with strangers with the intention of ...

Ocedo unveils cloud networking offering at AWS re:Invent
Software-defined networking vendor Ocedo launched a new cloud-based networking offering on Amazon Web Services at the public cloud provider's AWS re:Invent 2015 conference in Las Vegas. Designed to control existing gateways, access points and ...

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Hindustan Times

Facebook and WhatsApp top social networking apps in India: Report
Hindustan Times
Facebook remains the most popular social networking site in India with 51% of users logging on daily, while WhatsApp tops the list of instant messaging (IM) apps, according to report by global research consultancy firm TNS. As per the findings of ...
Facebook tops networking, WhatsApp in messaging apps in India: ReportZee News

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Arista Extends CloudVision for Secure Cloud Networking
Arista has shipped more than five million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products ...

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Why networking is a lousy way to build teams
Futurity: Research News
Researchers reached that conclusion after analyzing the signings and performance of every team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1977 to 2011. Teams who signed players through their managers' contacts at his old clubs produced a lower ...

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The Tennessean

Hispanic chamber, SCORE host networking event
The Tennessean
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and SCORE, a business strategist group, are partnering to offer Hispanic business owners additional resources. SCORE provides free counseling and workshops to businesses to help them grow.

Financial Post

What you get out of networking should be more than a job
Financial Post
To better their chances of getting noticed, job seekers today are not only crafting eye-grabbing cover letters and resumés with the right key words, but also networking and directly connecting with employers. While networking — attending job fairs ...

Leadership Oakland celebrates Oktoberfest with networking event in Pontiac
The Oakland Press
“We have so much to celebrate in Michigan from great brews, to farm-grown products, to highly successful corporations that are based right here locally,” executive director Chris Scharrer said in a press release announcing the event. “I can't think of ...

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It Pays to be Friendly

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10 Effective Ways to Remember Names

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"Instead of a handshake, I gave Toby a high-five to... Read More

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In recent weeks, I've had the opportunity to pass along... Read More

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1. Recognise the importance of networkingAsk any successful business person... Read More

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One of the most cost effective ways of generating leads... Read More

Power Networking: Getting Your Name Out There!

Today's economy presents some very special challenges to people who... Read More

How to be Known

Why business relationships are formed with certain people?If you go... Read More

Why Cant I Remember Your Name?

You're terrible with names. You forget someone's name within ten... Read More

Flying High, Flying Far

"What me? Sell myself? You have to be joking!"This was... Read More

How to Keep from Sounding LIKE Totally Stupid

June is reality check month. Lots of the resolutions have... Read More

Effective Business Networking: 5 Tips For Mastering The Art of Networking

The heart of any business is the connection it has... Read More

Two-Step Your Communication

Ever use someone else to get your message out?For example,... Read More

Increasing the ROI on Your Networking

Networking requires an investment of time, money and effort. Here... Read More

Your Front End

While surfing for traffic or browsing your safelist emails, you... Read More

The Secrets to Networking Success

Recently I was interviewed for a book on networking. My... Read More