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:


Want to join a networking group?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Diversify Your Marketing in Private Practice Relationships are a foundation to successful business. One of the common ways to build relationships when you are starting out is through networking, often done in groups. While I say you should first tap ...


USA TODAY

6 networking tips for retirees
USA TODAY
When you technically retire from whatever it is you've been doing, it doesn't mean you retire from life, says George Fraser, 70, corporate networking guru and author of Click: Ten Truths for Building Extraordinary Relationships. "You wouldn't retire ...

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Network World

Ello bets its life on ad-free, privacy-focused social networking
Network World
Social networking newcomer Ello, which saw a massive increase in popularity last month after unintentionally serving as an alternative to those protesting Facebook's controversial name policy, recently raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from ...
Anti-Facebook Ello raises $5.5 million for ad-free social networkingInferse
Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, tooMacworld
Ello 'Anti-Facebook' Social Network Reportedly Receives Fresh FundingNDTV
PC Magazine -Benchmark Monitor -Pocket-lint.com
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From Friendster to Facebook: Social networking do's and don'ts
Engadget
If you haven't, don't worry. You're probably not alone. These are just a few of the many social networks that have come and gone, most of them vanishing either through acquisition or simply due to lack of audience adoption. That's surprising, when you ...

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Miles Jennings: Next-Level Networking
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Selling part of your company is a lot like seeing your child walk off to their first day of kindergarten and start a life without you. It's an important moment, a time for reflection — and a little terrifying. Finding and then attracting the right ...


InfoWorld

5 ways Docker is fixing its networking woes
InfoWorld
Docker's recent advances have made it the darling of startups and innovators throughout the IT world, but one pain point causes admins and developers alike to bite their nails: networking. Managing the interaction between Docker containers and networks ...


De La Salle Collegiate Alumni Networking Event Nov. 12
The Macomb Daily
Alumni, parents and friends of those connected to De La Salle Collegiate in Warren are invited to attend the second annual Alumni Networking Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights. Tickets are $30 and includes ...


Nothing but networking
ScienceCareers.org
The answer is one word, and it's a word that makes me sound callous and careerist, though it's something we've all been told we need to do: networking. I hate the concept of networking. It just feels icky. You schmooze with strangers, subtly selling ...


Top 5 Networking 'Strategies' That Will Make People Hate You: CMJ Edition
hypebot.com
The whole point of it is, ostensibly, to introduce or "break" new bands to the college radio audience, but it ends up being more of a citywide industry networking event fueled by free booze and youthful energy (but mostly booze). So how do you catch ...

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Social media takes back seat to in-person networking
Midland Reporter-Telegram
And to one Odessa-based exhibitor that specializes in seals and bearings, the traditional social networking method of face-to-face interaction and relationship-building is what keeps his company in business, not Facebook “likes” or Instagram-filtered ...

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The Secrets to Networking Success

Recently I was interviewed for a book on networking. My... Read More

Ask for What YOU Want and Gain More Business

Why ask others for help and what do you gain... Read More

How to Make the Most of Those First 30 Seconds

Did you just meet the most important person in your... Read More

Follow-Up with Your Contacts

What happens when you meet a potential client at an... Read More

How to Find Participants for a Trial Run

Why is a network meeting the best place to get... Read More

10 Effective Ways to Remember Names

Sigmund Freud says "a person's name is the single context... Read More

Network Marketing Secret: On Becoming the ?GoTo? Guy

For years we've been taught to identify ourselves as reps... Read More

Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

The Personal Touch 1There is a simple art to networking... Read More

How Well Do Your Customers Know You?

Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three... Read More

Sell For Yourself Or Sell For Your Boss?

First of all I would like to start this article... Read More

A New LinkedIn Discussion Forum for High Power Dealmakers

For those of you interested in international business transactions or... Read More

Flying High, Flying Far

"What me? Sell myself? You have to be joking!"This was... Read More

Volunteering for a Networking Group

When is it appropriate to volunteer to take a position... Read More

Powerful Networking: Focus on Building Connections, Not Closing Sales

You can find numerous references in the business literature about... Read More

Growing Your Network of People Can be Easy and Fun!

A few years back when I moved to Charlotte, NC... Read More

How to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Conversational Wheel

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

Your Front End

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

Keys to Successful Networking While In Transition

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

Where Does That Word Come From?

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

Social Network Software

My neighbor ? a lovely man I've known, and have... Read More

Defining a Quality Networking Group

When it comes to quality, how do you choose the... Read More

How to be Known

Why business relationships are formed with certain people?If you go... Read More

Why Arent You Talking to Me?

Your nonverbal communication talks before you do. Only seven percent... Read More

What Has Networking Got To Do With Joint Ventures?

What has networking got to do with joint ventures? "PLENTY"... Read More

You Can?t Spell Networking Without Serendipity

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