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

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Huffington Post

Business Networking: How To Meet The Right People
Huffington Post
You can guess that there was a bonus in coming to her party: besides being able to celebrate with my good old friend, her party was a massive networking ground with many interesting figures. One of them was this man I had heard about but never met in ...


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hypebot.com
image from www.hypebot.com It's a Hypebot tradition to host a free online networking party several times a year. The music business slows down for the summer, but many of readers use the down time to plan and work on exciting projects. We want to hear ...


Kansas City Star

Review: Apple Music is strong on design, weak on social networking
Kansas City Star
When I visited Microsoft many years ago, an employee cheekily compared designing Microsoft Office to “making a pizza that feeds a billion people.” At Apple, the company has a different saying: “There are a thousand 'no's' for every 'yes.'” In other ...
Apple fail: Lessons from the Music messInfoWorld
'Apple Music Is Strong on Design, Weak on Social Networking'PropertyOfZack
Apple Music First ImpressionsThurrott.com (blog)
AppAdvice -HardwareHeaven.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 ...


Entrepreneur

Conferences Are Good for Networking but Great for Marketing
Entrepreneur
It's easy to be down about conferences. Travel is exhausting and expensive and, after you've been to a few conferences, they can be awfully repetitive. Unless you're in the bar or catering business, it can be difficult to see the return on investment ...


The true power of networking
Business Standard
Sure, it's a global organisation and on paper, strictly meritocratic, but decisions such as promotions rely on other parameters, primarily networking. When Jagat raised the possibility of becoming Principal Research Scientist (PRS), a senior, global ...


Main Line

The Purposeful Networker: When to leave (or stay with) your networking group
Main Line
With a networking group, you should give it appropriate time and dedication before you throw in the towel. Lots of people join a group and attend sporadically. Then they quit stating they did not get any business from the group. So first, be more ...

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WinBeta

Microsoft improves Windows 10's networking APIs to boost Modern app ...
WinBeta
Most apps in todays mobile world require access to the internet in order to work properly. A sports app needs it to get sports scores. A weather app needs it to fetch forecasts. All of the apps can make of use a variety of networking APIs that are part ...

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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

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