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:


Jamaica Observer

Speed Networking features new investors
Jamaica Observer
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Head of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, says this year's staging of the Ministry of Tourism's Speed Networking will feature new investors to the local tourism industry. The investors are scheduled to ...

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Harvard Business Review

When You Agree to a Networking Meeting But Don't Know What You're Going to Talk About
Harvard Business Review
For some networking meetings, the agenda is obvious: Your companies are considering doing business together, or you're looking for a job and this person might help you get one. But many professionals find themselves in networking meetings where the ...


Enid News & Eagle

Networking group hears from marketing guru
Enid News & Eagle
Those and other social media revelations were shared Wednesday with more than 20 members of Cherokee Strip Networking Group by Rob Stone, president and CEO of Edmond-based Marketing 2 Point 0. Stone, whose company provides marketing for ...


Method speeds testing of new networking protocols: New approach ...
Science Daily
Researchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 ...

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Google Warns Optical Networking Limitations Could Hinder Cloud Growth
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet
At the core of all networks today are optical networks which serve as the backbone of modern connectivity. Speaking in a keynote address at the OFC conference this week, Urs Hölzle, vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, detailed how ...


Entrepreneur

Introverted Networking: How to Fake Being a Social Butterfly
Entrepreneur
I freely admit it. I fake being a social butterfly. People think I'm extroverted because I attend dozens of networking events and conferences every year, seemingly at ease working a crowd. However, these events can be anxiety-inducing for me. I wouldn ...


Management Today

Networking tips for introverts
Management Today
If you believe that successful networking means pretending to be the life and soul of the party, you're setting yourself up for a fail. People will probably just find you inauthentic or obnoxious. Good networkers don't actually have to be loud or ...


CEO of Silicon Valley networking firm looks to future
Phys.Org
Rami Rahim knows a thing or two about networking and how important it is. He's been at Juniper Networks, the innovative long-time rival of Cisco, for 20 years and has been the Sunnyvale company's CEO for the last three. With the networking industry ...


Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce to hold women in networking event
Wicked Local Swampscott
This event is the first in the 2017 Women in Networking Series. Berry was recently recognized by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers as the 2016 Executive Director of the Year. The Lynn Community Health Center has been recognized ...


Observer

Bradley Tusk Has a Point About Networking: We're Doing It Wrong
Observer
Startups and VC's spend a tremendous amount of time networking. So much so that Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures recently shared his thoughts with VentureBeat about why the startup community should stop speaking so much and instead return to focusing ...

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People Know People

I recently entered the keyword "networking" into Google. In 0.13... Read More

Land the Ideal Job Using Social Networks

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Unforgettable First Impressions Part 1: Discover the CPI

People like others whom they are like. So if you... Read More

Marketing Essentials: The 15 Second Elevator Speech

You're at a conference. Someone steps in the elevator, notices... Read More

The 4 Actions of Awesome Hospitality

These Actions of Awesome Hospitality? will help you manifest the... Read More

Ask for Referrals: And Get the Answer You Want!

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A Vital Habit For Selling Big Ticket Items

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Where to Find a Cash Windfall of $10,000 - $1,000,000 - You Never Knew You Had

There is a rather famous true story called "Acres of... Read More

Plan for the Event or Flounder

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

The Secrets to Networking Success

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

Small File Box With Resumes to Help Customers

I bet you have not thought about it much, but... Read More

Effective Networking

The process of finding out about a job, getting interviewed,... Read More

The Answer to Your Worst Networking Nightmare

Imagine you just met your ideal client at a networking... Read More

Is The Company You Keep Hurting Your Business?

When you look at your friends, it's like looking into... Read More

Sticky Situations: Nametag Best Practices

Because a person's name is the single context of human... Read More

Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?

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

Networking

Networking: Is it who you know or what you know... Read More

Give People Something to Talk About!

My husband and I tried an experiment one night. We... Read More

Are You Building Relationships Online?

How's your relationship?I'm not prying into your personal life, so... Read More

Are You Really Listening: The Importance of Strong Communication Skills

Let's face it, when most people think of IT professionals,... Read More

Sell For Yourself Or Sell For Your Boss?

First of all I would like to start this article... Read More

Building Bridges - The Importance of Being Connected Where You Live

As a Young Professional (YP) in the up-and-coming city of... Read More

Are You Leveraging Your Business Network?

Just yesterday I received an email from a colleague telling... Read More

Why Bother With Social Networking Sites Like LinkedIn?

Q: I think I understand the value of networking as... Read More

Mobile Car Wash Companies; Trading Tips

If you run a mobile car washing firm we recommend... Read More