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:


New York Times

Apple Music Is Strong on Design, Weak on Social Networking
New York Times
But Apple dropped the ball with social networking, an area it has long misunderstood. When you open Apple Music, Apple tells you about the focus of the new service: playlists made for you. The first screen has a neighborhood of magenta bubbles inviting ...
The best and worst of the music streaming warsEntertainment Weekly (blog)
Apple Music First ImpressionsThurrott.com (blog)
Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1, and Revamped Music AppHardwareHeaven.com (registration) (blog)

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Forbes

5 Networking Conversations You Should Avoid (If You Care About Your ...
Forbes
It always feels good when you actually feel comfortable at a networking event. Rather than standing around awkwardly and pretending to receive urgent emails on your phone (What? The office blew up? Sky high! Well I never! I have to go right now…), you ...


Boing Boing

Social networking illusion makes things look falsely popular
Boing Boing
Lerman and co have discovered a related paradox, which they call the majority illusion. This is the phenomenon in which an individual can observe a behavior or attribute in most of his or her friends, even though it is rare in the network as a whole.

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This Friday Join Our Free Holiday Networking Party And Introduce Yourself To ...
hypebot.com
We haven't done it in awhile, but its a tradition for Hypebot to host online networking parties. Much of the business shuts down over a holiday, but many readers use the down time to work on exciting projects. Be sure to stop back on Friday, introduce ...


Virtualization Review

As OpenDaylight Gets Updated, New Study Shows Benefits of New-Age ...
Virtualization Review
Just two days after a new release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking (SDN) platform, a study came out today saying the nascent technology and its sidekick, network functions virtualization (NFV), "could be as significant as the ...

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Bloomberg

HP Challenges Cisco With Push Into Networking
Bloomberg
As Hewlett-Packard Co. prepares to break itself in two, the company is embarking on an ambitious plan to boost its share of the $38 billion networking market dominated by Cisco Systems Inc. The centerpiece of the effort is new software, built on ...
HP aims at Cisco, pushes further into networkingSiliconBeat

all 7 news articles »

PSFK (blog)

Wearable Bands Tell You Who to Chat Up Post-Conference
PSFK (blog)
Social networks enhance our social and professional lives, but building these relationships can be intimidating, if not awkward. So before a business event, conference, or other networking gathering, users can go to alike.io and enter their personal ...


ArabianBusiness.com

New networking platform for SMEs
ArabianBusiness.com
A new networking platform has been launched, aimed at fostering ties among Dubai-based SMEs. The new network has been created by Club Fit For Business, a sports business community, and Creative Zone, a business setup consultancy located in ...


How to install a wireless networking card
PC Advisor
Wireless networking is a must in the 21st century, but yet not all computers come pre-installed with a wireless networking card. Or it could be the issue of your current wireless networking card becoming out of date with the widespread adoption of the ...


The battle for the wireless networking crown is heating up
Network World
The IT world has been buzzing recently with partnerships and acquisitions on the wireless networking front. HP announced its decision to acquire Aruba Networks and will reportedly focus its efforts on new software that allows customers to manage entire ...

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