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:

Why You Hate Networking
What they found: instrumental networking literally makes people feel dirty, so much so that they think about taking a shower or brushing their teeth, the way Professor Kouchaki used to feel. They uncovered one other interesting thing about instrumental ...

Why You're Thinking About Networking All Wrong
Entrepreneur (blog)
When you think of the word networking, what comes to mind? Business connections? Introductions? Ladder climbing? I recently read an article that cited research claiming that professional, calculated networking for the purpose of career advancement ...


Cisco snaps up Memoir Systems for faster networking gear
That's particularly important as networking speeds begin to jump to 100 gigabit speeds — and faster. By making datacenter networking equipment faster, cloud-based applications will also perform better. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cisco Scoops Up Memory Company Memoir SystemsCRN
Cisco to Buy Memory IP Maker Memoir SystemseWeek (blog)
Cisco improves its memory by acquiring Memoir SystemsNetwork World

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Professional networking can make you feel physically dirty
Washington Post
Are you one of those people who dreads networking to get ahead? Does it make you feel icky? Well, you're not alone. Turns out, networking can make people feel so gross that it translates to feelings of physical dirtiness, according to a study in an ...
Why Networking Makes Us Feel DirtyCo.Design
Networking Can Make People Feel Physically DirtyGovExec.com
Networking can make some feel 'dirty,' says new studyPhys.Org
Times of India
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Fast Company

Creative, Painless Networking For The Networking Averse
Fast Company
To start with, she deliberately gets away from the formality of business networking. For instance, she holds her annual SXSW dinner at a cheap Mexican restaurant. “I mean, I'm the one footing the bill,” she says with a laugh. “But I also like ...

Fast Company

At This Adult Camp, Social Networking Means Hot Tubbing, Breakdancing, And ...
Fast Company
That this no-work, no professional networking stance was adhered to was all the more remarkable for the fact that many participants, like Tichauer at the time, were CEOs of startups or even big companies. And on the third night, of course, there was a ...

Syracuse poll suggests networking is best way to obtain a job
A survey conducted by Syracuse University Career Services reveals that networking, not internships or skills developed in the classroom, is the most effective way to obtain a job. There were over 1200 students from the graduating class of 2013 that ...

The 20 Best Business Schools For Networking
Business Insider
"Networking is important because the peer, faculty, and alumni support and influence is a major asset while in school and for the rest of a graduate's life in the job market," says Harvey Berkey, chief operating officer of Graduateprograms.com, a ...

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Technical.ly Baltimore

ETC's 'Bee in the Buzz' networking event keeps it light
Technical.ly Baltimore
The group was gathered for a networking event to close out BIW's Business Track Day, which had hit the ground running with Entrepreneur Boot Camp at 8 a.m. After finishing the day with a conversation about failing, the group was likely ready for a drink.

Networking workshop for young pros planned
The Coloradoan
Envision: Young Professionals participants listen during a 2007 Fort Collins City Council forum. (Photo: Coloradoan library ). CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. How to best network in formal and informal settings is the topic of an ...

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Mary Kay Ash Did It Best... (The Networking Factor)

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Are You Sitting With The Right Company?

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It's a classic mistake by networkers: their approach is focused... Read More

Give People Something to Talk About!

My husband and I tried an experiment one night. We... Read More

The A-B-Cs of Networking

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Networking Know How

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