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:


Wall Street Journal

HP confirms Aruba Networks purchase, eyes bulked up networking unit
ZDNet
Hewlett-Packard on Monday confirmed plans to buy Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $3 billion. HP said the deal will bolster its wireless networking capabilities and allow it to better sell converged gear.
HP to Buy Aruba Networks for $2.7 BillionWall Street Journal
HP to acquire Aruba Networks for $2.7BUSA TODAY
HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking businessPCWorld
StreetInsider.com -Fox Business -Re/code
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New York Post

Goldman Sachs to debut new social networking service
New York Post
Goldman Sachs is planning to roll out a new messaging and social networking service by July, complete with its own app store for add-ons, The Post has learned. The service, called Symphony, will allow workers across Wall Street to communicate with one ...

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Chicago Tribune

Master the art of networking
Chicago Tribune
While this might sound like your experience at a middle school dance, it's also what many people feel when they enter a networking event. These are completely natural reactions, even for the biggest extroverts. The great news is that people go to these ...


The Secret To A Killer Networking Meeting? Treat It Like An Interview
Forbes
On the night before she flew to Denver for a round of coffee dates and networking events, including the meeting with Joe, she called her co-worker. “I'm really looking forward to my interview with Joe,” she said. “Thanks again for the introduction ...


Networking event
Youngstown Vindicator
A business-networking mixer is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19 at the Edward W. Powers grand lobby inside the DeYor Performing Arts Center at 260 W. Federal St., downtown. The cost is $20 per person with a cash bar. Mahoning Valley restaurants will ...


Sonus and Compass Networks Demonstrate Leveraging SDN Networking to ...
Business Wire (press release)
Sonus and Compass Networks to demonstrate application optimization based on the Sonus NaaS IQ Platform at Mobile World Congress. Service providers can leverage their existing infrastructure to offer Network-as-a -Service (NaaS) offerings. Operators ...
The demonstration will also display how a SDN Intelligence solution, when ...Virtual Press Office (press release)

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Next-Generation Portable Networking
MarketWatch
These portable systems are managed by a high-performance RAID controller for the fastest read/write speeds and can support the latest networking capturing cards. The NetPAC and MinPAC are high-performance hardware tools that combine the latest ...

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ARM Outlines Vision for Next-Generation Networking
eWeek
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 ...


BBC News

HP agrees $3bn deal for wireless networking firm Aruba
BBC News
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to buy wi-fi network systems maker Aruba for $3bn (£2bn). HP hopes that the acquisition of California-based Aruba will help it compete in the university and office campus networking market, which it estimates to be worth $18bn.

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Fast Company

5 Common Misconceptions That Make You Bad At Networking
Fast Company
One of the reasons I don't like networking events is because they tend to lack focus, and I struggle with small talk. Some folks, like my dear boyfriend, walk into a room and make friends. I don't get it, but I don't force it, and neither should you ...

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