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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Forbes

8 Secrets From Power Networking Pros
Forbes
When done skillfully, networking can not only open the door to plum job opportunities but it can also help land new clients and tap talent for future hiring. And what better way to learn the ins and outs of such skillful networking than to go straight ...


17 Tips To Survive Your Next Networking Event
Forbes
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 ...


Recent grad turns millennial networking into business
Upstart
The UpTake: Matt Rutkowitz is out to make sure millennials aren't bored by networking events. Just out of school, he even has his own company dedicated to the art. I t's no secret that the millennial worker has different expectations than their ...


Compulsive social networking
E Kantipur
JUL 28 - Because I lived at a residential school for nine years of my life, I hadn't had much time to see what life really was like outside my school. I was quite unaware of the social-media invasion in the lives of the people outside the walls of the ...


Local business and networking events for the week of July 27, 2014
York Daily Record
ERN-Executive Referral Network: 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. structured networking breakfast meetings, Heritage Hills, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York Township. For details, call Dwight Honecker at 717-817-3690 or visit www.ernmoney.com. Hanover PRE/Professional ...


SFGate

Get paid for posting? Social networking's new twist
Waterbury Republican American
"I just feel like everyone on social networks has been taken advantage of for long enough," says Michael Nusbaum, a Morristown, N.J., surgeon who created Bonzo Me. "Facebook has been making a ton of money, and the people providing the content aren't ...
Firms pay people for social networking postsSFGate

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IBNLive

India records highest social networking growth: Study
IBNLive
Bangalore: More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 per cent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. "Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter ...

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Weave Networking App Makes Job Hunting More Like Tinder
Good E-Reader (blog)
While the idea behind Weave Networking is a good one (and pulls at the career-oriented heartstrings), it also seems a little unnecessary –though I suppose it bypasses the need to pay for a full-service LinkedIn profile where you could do proper ...


Tech Times

Weave is the new Tinder for professional networking
Tech Times
Ma's "Tinder for networking" concept comes at an interesting time, seeing as more and more people are viewing LinkedIn as an actual outlet for potential romantic discoveries. A recent article in Inc. listed the 6 reasons why LinkedIn is transforming ...


Foreign Social-Networking Software Banned as China Tightens Censorship
The Epoch Times
People take pictures at a news conference for the introduction of the software Instagram Direct on Dec. 12, 2013 in New York City. On July 10 in China Instagram products and other Western social-networking software products were banned in China in an ...

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Effective Networking

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Networking to a New Life

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

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What I Do Is Not Who I Am... The Networking Factor

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