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:


Three reasons why you should love networking
The Globe and Mail
The concept of networking, like public speaking, is enough to make some people's palms sweat. And it's understandable why. There's nothing easy about walking up to someone you don't know and trying to find something in common. In my experience ...


SDN Networking Followed by SDN Security
Network World
Plan SDN projects 3 to 6 months behind the networking team. The minute the VP of network engineering schedules a date for an SDN proof-of-concept (POC), CISOs should push network security architects to start their research, select the most attractive ...


Gigaom

More from Facebook on its new networking architecture
Gigaom
Facebook has blazed a lot of trails by open sourcing some of its handiwork and driving the creation of the Open Compute Foundation to drive adoption of a standard servers for scale-out data centers. Now it's on to networking where it's talking up the ...
Facebook Data Center Showcases Open Compute WorkInformationWeek

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Business 2 Community

Social Networking vs. Social Advertising
Business 2 Community
When we as marketers evaluate platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn, we often think of product advertising. Let us not forget that the native title of these platforms: “social networks.” Not “social ad space” or “social sales ...

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How new networking technology can overcome the limitations of traditional WANs
Gigaom
An emerging market of products addresses the limitations of packet routing in traditional wide area networks (WAN) with a “dynamic-path management” technology that is based on programmable network devices. These devices have APIs that enable new ...


Business 2 Community

Mistakes to Avoid When Networking
Business 2 Community
Mistakes to Avoid When Networking image shutterstock 197512394 300x189.jpg Everybody agrees that networking plays a crucial part in our careers whether it is for finding a new job or a new client or just passing and sharing knowledge. However, not ...


New Vision

Women conference to address business networking challenges
New Vision
KAMPALA - This year's annual Women Business Leaders' conference that opens on Thursday will focus on devising means of confronting key challenges that hinder women from fully exploiting their potential, especially in networking, as they engage in ...

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Realtor Harper draws on networking skills for Any Baby Can
mySanAntonio.com
Personal details: Spent one year at San Antonio College before starting work at Bob Jones Realty. Started her own company in 1986; acquired two Coldwell Banker San Antonio offices in 1989 to form Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, Realtors. Other nonprofit ...


Upcoming: Small-business networking events
News & Observer
Triangle Business Connections' Business After Hours: Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m.; 5300 Homewood Banks Drive, Raleigh; RSVP at http://bit.ly/1wbpfA3. Raleigh Business Connections' Networking Lunch: Nov. 26, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Manchester's Grill, 9101 Leesville ...

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Design & Trend

Prince Deletes All Social Networking Accounts, Leaves Three Videos On YouTube
Design & Trend
(Photo : Stuart Wilson/Getty Images ) Prince has decided to remove his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts, just a year after joining the networking websites. After a year of joining multiple social networking websites, Prince has decided ...

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