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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Motley Fool

2 Stunning Finds From a Recent Social Networking Study on Brand Loyalty
Motley Fool
In 2014 an Edison Research study showed that the number of Americans who have a social media profile on a social networking site (such as Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) or Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) ) had jumped from 24% in 2008 to 67% as of 2014. But these ...


Hollywood Reporter

Russian Social Networking Website VKontakte Launching a Video Service
Hollywood Reporter
Russia's largest social networking website VKontakte, a local equivalent of Facebook, is launching a legitimate video service that will operate on the same model as YouTube. VKontakte, which for years has been considered to be the country's biggest ...


Pocono Record

Local businesses raise synergy in networking group
Pocono Record
BNI Stroudsburg, a local chapter of global organization Business Networking International, held its annual Visitors Day breakfast at Shawnee Inn on Friday. The event was a meet-and-greet to learn how membership in BNI, which meets weekly, generates ...

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New social networking site for neighbors to launch
LA Daily News
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer's office announced a partnership Friday with Nextdoor, a social networking site for neighbors. Under the agreement, the City Attorney's office will be able to post information on Nextdoor's web site about issues ...

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Body Language Secrets For People (Like Me) Who Hate Networking
Forbes
It was a relief when I learned that networking is not about getting new business (although that certainly can happen). It's about making connections and building professional relationships. The minute I took the focus off myself and put it on others, I ...


Business Insider

The 25 best business schools in the world to make connections and get a job
Business Insider
Online grad school guide GraduatePrograms.com surveyed over 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places offer the strongest networks — schools where students have strong peer, faculty, and alumni ...

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The Guardian

Networking flaw opens millions of iOS app users to data theft
The Guardian
Networking flaw opens millions of iOS app users to data theft. Bug in open-source codebase found its way into at least 1,000 apps, leaving millions of users open to man-in-the-middle attacks. Watch out for hackers. Microsoft, Uber and Yahoo all ...

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Huffington Post

Randy, New Gay Social Networking App, Aims To Build Community
Huffington Post
Looking for a new way to connect with queer men in your area while simultaneously building community? There's an app for that. The latest gay social networking app to hit the market is Randy, a platform with all of the bells and whistles of the big ...

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Young professionals to host networking event
Cincinnati.com
The Liberty Chamber Alliance NEXT Young Professionals group will host a "Night of Networking," May 6. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Back Porch Saloon at 9626 Princeton-Glendale Road in West Chester. The mission of the group is to ...


Linux Containers to Boost Six Networking Picks
Barron's
In this release of Network Bits & Bytes, we discuss the networking requirements of Linux containers, which present an alternative to virtual machines for carving up x86 server resources that is seeing very strong interest in the web 2.0 vertical and ...

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The A-B-Cs of Networking

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

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Is The Company You Keep Hurting Your Business?

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Online Business Networking: How Personal is Too Personal?

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I remember the first time I opened the fridge to... Read More

5 Ways to Wow People Who Wear Nametags

People wear nametags more often than you think. The majority... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 1: Discover the CPI

People like others whom they are like. So if you... Read More

The 4 Actions of Awesome Hospitality

These Actions of Awesome Hospitality? will help you manifest the... Read More

Five Best Ways To Build A Network

I have been working from home on the internet for... Read More

Lessons from the Wedding Mafia

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

The Festive Season: Your Networking Opportunity

The festive season is a great time to sharpen and... Read More

Give People Something to Talk About!

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

Lesson 15 - Meeting the Prince with More Reputation than Power

The StoryBusiness has a habit of testing us as individuals... Read More