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:


Business 2 Community

How Effective is Networking for Job Search
Business 2 Community
Though, in reality how much does networking work for recent college graduates? Contrary to popular belief it is NOT as highly effective a tool when compared to other avenues, such as applying directly to hiring companies or recruiters whether it be ...


Firstpost

Software Defined Networking: Look Beyond the Hype
CIO
Less than a year ago, Gartner characterized the mainstream market action surrounding software-defined networking (SDN) as “mostly just tire-kicking.” That assessment of the market, however, is fast becoming old news. IDC has forecast that the ...
SDN and network function virtualization market worth $ 45.13 billion by 2020Firstpost
NFV's Unexpected BonusLight Reading
Network virtualisation: security challenge or security lifesaver?Information Age

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LinkedIn

Networking Tips From a Recovering IntrovertGlenn Leibowitz
LinkedIn
I've gotten a lot better at networking at conferences over the years, and today I feel pretty comfortable meeting new people at such events. But it hasn't always come so naturally; I didn't get to where I'm at today without a little bit of study and a ...

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Christian Science Monitor

Ten best networking tips for people under 40
Christian Science Monitor
There's always safety in numbers of course, but one of the big problems with going to a networking event with a friend or coworker is that you'll tend to stick together instead of branching off on your own, thereby limiting your exposure to other ...


BostInno

BostInno Approved: The Startup Events to Know About This Week (8/3-8/9)
BostInno
But don't fret—there are still plenty of networking opportunities left to take advantage of this season, whether you're interested in meeting like-minded techies, honing your skills or getting the word out about your startup. From founder talks to ...

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Fstoppers

Ten Rules of Proper Networking and Business Etiquette
Fstoppers
You should always be friendly when networking or meeting a potential client, but that doesn't mean you should speak to them like a friend. Remember that the beliefs, hot button topics, topics that offend and thresholds of offense are incredibly varied ...


Business Observer

Ten ways to get the most out of business networking
Business Observer
Business networking is when a group of like-minded business people gather and help each other. If you check, you will surely find a networking group in your area. The networking group can meet as often as it wishes and is convenient for the participants.


Daily Detroit

Quick Tip: Singles Going Steady Networking Event Starts Monday At Craft Work
Daily Detroit
There is a new fun and casual networking event that kicks off tomorrow. Upscale West Village bar and restaurant Craft Work, deemed Eater Detroit's fourth hottest cocktail bar in Detroit right now, is hosting a networking/social event with a hint for ...


10 Emerging Networking And VoIP Vendors You Need To Know About
CRN
You might think communications and networking are pretty much old hat with little room for innovation. But as the number and scope of devices that need to be connected and communicate explodes, so does the demand for new ways to connect everything ...


Startup showcase: Networking for dealing with all that kid stuff
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Dug is a repeat entrepreneur who spent most of his career in the Bay Area, working as an individual and as part of two successful startups -- most notably Tellme Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Dug is a classic boomerang story: grew ...

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Unforgettable First Impressions Part 3: Time is (Not) On Your Side

You only have three seconds?Connect in under a minute?People decide... Read More

Giving Referrals to Get Referrals

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Your Front End

While surfing for traffic or browsing your safelist emails, you... Read More

Lessons from the Wedding Mafia

One of my clients shared a story with me from... Read More

Five Steps for Expanding Your Customer Base with Guerilla Networking

As a single company, it is impossible to provide your... Read More

You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

"Fear not to entertain strangers for by so doing some... Read More

Networking: Breaking into the Buzz

Breaking into conversational groups is one of the things people... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 4: Become a Social Gift Giver

Do you ever wonder why single people give flowers, wine,... Read More

Keys to Successful Networking While In Transition

Let's be real. With other pressures of life upon us,... Read More

Write It Down!

Why would you want to write information on paper when... Read More

Come Home Rich - How to Get the Most out of Your Next Conference

Success in your career depends upon how well you manage... Read More

How to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Conversational Wheel

Think about the last time you feel asleep behind the... Read More

The Secrets of Effective Networking

Before we talk about specific networking tips I want to... Read More

62 Ways to MAXIMIZE Your Approachability

If you walk into your local bookstore and pick up... Read More

How to Gain Maximum Value from Your Networking Time

One of the best ways to get business is through... Read More

Effective Networking

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

You MUST Be Visible

Have you ever noticed how visible large corporations are? Take... Read More

Ask for Referrals: And Get the Answer You Want!

Why are people scared to ask for a referral? Is... Read More

Lesson 61 - When Does Aggressiveness Turn Into Annoyance?

The StoryWhen attending conferences, conventions, or private events, it's guaranteed... Read More

Where Does That Word Come From?

"Instead of a handshake, I gave Toby a high-five to... Read More

Sticky Situations: Nametag Best Practices

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

Network Your Way to Success, and Remember: Its Not About You!

Quote of the week"The answer is always no...unless you ask."... Read More

The Power of Word of Mouth

Most of us remember the commercial that said, "I told... Read More

The Answer to Your Worst Networking Nightmare

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

Time to Hire a Professional Networker?

It used to be that people said that there was... Read More