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:

ARM Outlines Vision for Next-Generation Networking
It's a networking space undergoing rapid transition, due to such trends as mobile computing, the growth of content-rich data like video, cloud computing and the Internet of things (IoT), which are giving birth to new technologies like software-defined ...

The "New" Rules of Networking - Final Round
Huffington Post
Without knowing the rules, my students don't stand a chance. In fact, even with the rules, some still don't stand a chance. But that's another story for another day. Anyway, if your goal is to grow your business by networking, you need to know the ...

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Fast Company

5 Common Misconceptions That Make You Bad At Networking
Fast Company
But say the word "networking" and people's eyes gloss over or they begin explaining why networking is slimy and insincere. When you probe a little deeper, though, you realize that a few assumptions and mistakes are making people's attempts to build and ...


Software-defined networking key to Lockheed's DISA deal
Success in Lockheed Martin's $4.6 billion contract to help manage the Defense Department's global information networks may hinge on an IT tool, software-defined networking, that has gained prominence in the two-and-a-half years since the contract award.

Hope 4 Vets offers networking event for military veterans
GREEN BAY – Military veterans from around the area gathered at the Warpinski Community Center Saturday to enjoy some camaraderie and learn about resources. The free networking event put on by new organization “Hope 4 Vets” offered peer to peer ...

Networking and advice
La Crosse Tribune
Learning something from others, and getting to know other businesses — networking — is why many people said they attended the conference. It's why Rep. Lee Nerison, R-Westby, attended the conference. "To me it's networking and just getting talking to ...

The Purposeful Networker: Make the most of your networking
Main Line
This week I want to talk about business cards. How many times have you been to a networking event and asked for a card and been told someone either forgot their cards, ran out of cards, or does not have cards at all? Maybe that person was someone you ...

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The Tennessean

Make time for social, business networking
The Tennessean
Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge proponent of social networks. I have been communicating with technology since exploring CB radios and bulletin boards when I was a child. I absolutely love connecting with people online, but the true magic of ...


HP Plans to Resell 'White-Box' Networking Hardware
Wall Street Journal
As commodity-style hardware displaces brand-name equipment in data centers, Hewlett-Packard Co. is expanding its response. On Thursday, the technology company is announcing plans to resell generic networking devices built by a Taiwanese company.
HP Boosts Networking Line in Deals With Cumulus and AcctonRe/code
HP Targets Cisco and Facebook With New Line of Open-Source Networking GearNew York Times (blog)
Partners: HP Open Source Networking Switches Will Hit Cisco HardCRN
MSPmentor -SiliconANGLE (blog)
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SiliconANGLE (blog)

HP Said in Talks to Buy Aruba Networks
New York Times
Buying Aruba would bolster HP's networking business. The 13-year-old networking equipment maker specializes in wireless networking access point hardware and software, tools used by the likes of hotels, universities and shopping malls. The company ...
Report: HP In Talks To Buy Aruba NetworksCRN
Hewlett-Packard Targets Aruba as Whitman Seeks Networking GrowthBloomberg
HP goes shopping: Targets Aruba Networks acquisitionSiliconANGLE (blog)
eWeek -Computerworld
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