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:


Danbury News Times

New networking site for businesses like a local LinkedIn
Danbury News Times
A new social networking site is gaining traction in the local business community. The creation of Boston area residents Eric Groves and Venkat Krishnamurthy, Alignable was first launched in beta form in late 2013, but wasn't opened to the public until ...

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TechCrunch

Few Winners In Anonymous Social Networking, And Secret's Not One Of Them
TechCrunch
Is anonymous social networking a flash-in-the-pan trend? A winner-take-all category? Which of the anonymous social networking apps around today are still thriving, and which are practically dead? These questions come to mind today as one of the leading ...

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DailyFinance

5 Networking Strategies You Are Doing Flat-Out Wrong
DailyFinance
Businessmen Flirting With a Businesswoman in a Bar Subject 20s 30s Adults Only African Ethnicity Bar Getty Images We've all been there. You're at an event and get cornered by a narcissist. You try to escape, but it's no use. You're stuck in networking ...


TechRepublic

NV, NFV, and SDN: What's with the networking acronym explosion?
TechRepublic
At a recent convention, a break-out panel discussed the merits of Network Virtualization (NV) versus Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Until then, I thought they were the same. As someone who writes about networking, I figured I better get educated.
NFV and SDN a Virtual Certainty to Dominate Networking in 2015IT Business Edge (blog)
Active Broadband Networks Joins Intel Network Builders ProgramIT Business Net
AT&T Aims to Virtualize 75 Percent of Network by 2020eWeek
RCR Wireless News -Computer Business Review -The VAR Guy
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Chattanooga Times Free Press

South Pittsburg's social networking policy draws social media fire
Chattanooga Times Free Press
That seems to be the gist of a new social media policy approved by city leaders in South Pittsburg, Tenn., that says public employees, contractors and even volunteers can't criticize their town on social media. A nationwide online backlash ensued, but ...


Forget high-tech: High-touch networking connects our community
Norman Transcript
The first year after my divorce, my well-meaning daughter sent me an e-card for Mother's Day. I cried. I knew her heart was in the right place, but it just wasn't the same as going out to the mailbox and finding a hand-signed card. Fortunately, a ...


GenY employees more open to networking
Economic Times
You can't ignore the power of networking in today's workplace. While one-to-one relationships are important, networking can open doors to opportunities and help in career advancement. HR consulting firm Randstad India has conducted a study on ...


The University of Hawaii Kaleo

The necessity of networking
The University of Hawaii Kaleo
In this same survey it ranks the top social networking sites used by potential employers as LinkedIn and Facebook. The survey gives a rubric of how employers grade social profiles. The most favored aspects are volunteer service or donations to charity ...


NY-21 social networking update
Glens Falls Post-Star (blog)
... * U.S. Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, had 10,947 Facebook fans, as of about 5:50 p.m. Friday, and increase of 119 since last report on Nov. 27. Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello had 3,221 Facebook fans, a decrease of two. * Stefanik ...


Entrepreneur

6 Surprisingly Effective Networking Tactics They Won't Teach You in Business ...
Entrepreneur
When you think about networking you probably think about networking events, business card swapping and LinkedIn connection requests. Pretty boring and unproductive, right? Networking doesn't have to be the dry, time-wasting activity you might think of ...

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