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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Forbes

Want More Work Contacts? Try The 80/20 Rule For Unselfish Networking
Forbes
By now you've probably heard the cardinal rule of networking a million times: If you want to make a killer impression, you need to know exactly what to say when you meet someone new. And we'll bet that's why you've spent hours brushing up on answers to ...


Forbes

Is Dell Opening Networking's Pandora's Box?
Forbes
Very fitting as companies like Cisco Systems Cisco Systems are trying to keep the networking box closed and others like Juniper Networks Juniper Networks and Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent are trying to walk the fine line between open and closed systems.


Pacific Alliance stresses importance of business networking
Fox News Latino
"Networking is having the awareness that I don't know everything and that I can make valuable connections, whether of buyers, investors, ideas or alliances; it's having the awareness to understand that I have something to gain when I link up with ...

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ZDNet

Pertino Jumps On The "Networking For Docker" Stage
Forbes
Considering the amazing uptake that Docker has received since its inception, it is understandable to think that every possible issue related to the project has been solved. But when one reflects upon the fact that Docker is only a year or so old, it ...
Pertino Simplifies Networking of Docker Containers Across Any Cloud AnywhereBroadway World

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5 Tips for the Networking-Averse
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
First things first: You have to learn about upcoming events, such as conferences, professional association meetings and meetups. Ask people you know in your field if there are events they would recommend. The more focused the networking group, the more ...


Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Entrepreneurs: Pittsburgh artists thrive on networking with peers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Nick Caruso of Highland Park is one of a growing number of Pittsburgh-based artist/entrepreneurs who have figured out how to successfully market their artwork. He is proprietor of Make Believe and designs Pittsburgh-themed T-shirts.


Forget WHITE BOX, it's time for JUNK BOX NETWORKING
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Storagebod On the way to "Powering the Cloud" with Greg Ferro and Chris Evans, we got to discussing Greg's book White Box Networking and whether there could be a whole series of books discussing White Box storage, virtualisation, servers etc and how to ...


Lifehacker

Focus on Food to Be Better at Networking
Lifehacker
Networking is an often tedious part of career-building. There's one thing everyone has in common, though: a need to eat. To get better at networking, focus on the food. Harvard University's "Social Capital Building Toolkit" (which is a researcher-y way ...

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eWeek (blog)

Cisco, Freescale Launch Consortium for Ethernet Networking
eWeek (blog)
The founders of the NBASE-T Alliance—which also include semiconductor firms Aquantia and Xilinx—want to push the industry to develop more multi-Gigabit technologies than can run over the cabling that many enterprises adopted for their 1 GbE networks.
Cisco and Freescale create Ethernet standardComputer Business Review

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Afraid Of Networking? Tips To Make It Fun And Worthwhile
Forbes
I admit that I'm one of those people who always felt like running in the opposite direction whenever someone mentioned the word, “networking.” That was mainly because I wasn't sure where to network or how to even approach the concept of “networking ...

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The Secrets to Networking Success

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Why Arent You Talking to Me?

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A Vital Habit For Selling Big Ticket Items

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The A-B-Cs of Networking

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Should You Offer Commissions For Customer Referrals?

As a small business owner you may find yourself in... Read More

Work that Room, Baby!

Networking, schmoozing, making connections. Call it what you want, it's... Read More

Social Network Software

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

Plan for the Event or Flounder

Rather than being there to eat the food and drink... Read More

Four Brainless Self-Promotion Techniques To Avoid

Many workers think that their hard work will speak for... Read More

Ask for Referrals: And Get the Answer You Want!

Why are people scared to ask for a referral? Is... Read More

Measuring Value for a Networking Group

How do you measure a group's worth to your organization?It... Read More

Giving Referrals to Get Referrals

One of the best ways to get a referral is... Read More

People Know People

I recently entered the keyword "networking" into Google. In 0.13... Read More

Volunteering for a Networking Group

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

Client Attraction Technique #2: Networking

One of the most cost effective ways of generating leads... Read More

Giving the Gift of Your Name (The Networking Factor)

Although, this is about giving the gift of your name... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 2: Its All About Them!

Jean de la Bruyere said, "The great gift of conversation... Read More

Are You Leveraging Your Business Network?

Just yesterday I received an email from a colleague telling... Read More

Networking in the Change Room: 5 Ways to Network Effectively While Getting Undressed

There's a time and place to network with people in... Read More