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:


Re/code

HP's Former Networking Head Bolts for CEO Job
Re/code
Six months after being reassigned in one of Hewlett-Packard's many recent management shake-ups, Bethany Mayer, the former head of the company's networking division, has a new job. On Thursday, Ixia, a small publicly held networking technology firm, ...
Bethany Mayer ditches HP networking head position for Ixia CEO roleTech Times
HP loses its leader on NFV, a key carrier network trendITworld.com
Test and Measurement: Ixia names new CEORCR Wireless News

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Top of the List: Computer Networking Companies
Kansas City Business Journal
This week, the Kansas City Business Journal ranks the top area computer networking companies by number of local certified computer networking engineers. The gallery shows the top five companies on the Lst. For the full List, subscribers can take a look ...

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Baseline (blog)

Try Out-of-the-Cube Professional Networking
Baseline (blog)
If you think professional networking is a drag, you're probably doing it wrong. I think of networking as part basic socializing and part insurance: a bench of peers to reach out to when I'm interested in finding a new position, solving a complex ...


Total Telecom

Software-defined networking expected to be worth $8B by 2018: IDC
ZDNet
Aimed at cloud service providers and related enterprise customers, IDC defined the software-defined networking market to consist of in-use physical network infrastructure, controller and network-virtualization software, SDN network and security ...
Software-Defined Networking Poised for Massive GrowthT.H.E. Journal
Big Growth Coming for Software-Defined NetworkingChannel Partners
Cisco Can Switch Away From Traditional Networking Systems To Solutions And ...Seeking Alpha (registration)
Channelnomics -Mobile Enterprise
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Forget business networking - build personal relationships
WRAL Tech Wire
I've seen a rash of thought-expert pieces lately on the art of networking. Some of them are quite smart, like this piece on double-opt-in email introductions that I begrudgingly loved, or this one on getting to the point from Startup Factory's Chris ...


Sports-focused social networking app Fancred nabs $3M, plans to hire
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Cambridge-based sports-focused social networking mobile app Fancred has raised $3 million in new investor funding, bringing total funding to date to $4.5 million. Investors in the latest round include Cambridge-based Atlas Venture, Virginia-based ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Networking: 9 tips to help you work the room like a pro (it'll be easier than ...
Telegraph.co.uk
If the thought of networking strikes fear in your heart, you're not alone: once upon a time, I looked forward to it like an afternoon at the dentist. But I've come to realise that networking truly works. No, it may not lead directly to your next job ...


Engaging in networking
TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)
When you got into the office this morning what did you do? Did you perhaps say hi to people as you grabbed your first cup of coffee, read and responded to e-mails, jumped into a meeting or took a call? Whatever you did, the chances are that it involved ...


Networking for Introverts
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
In fact, many people find networking in general to be stressful or distasteful. But I've come to realize that networking is downright enjoyable when you match it to your strengths and interests, rather than forcing yourself to attend what the business ...

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mediabistro.com

Networking Can Be Hard for Interns, But These Tips Can Make It Easier
mediabistro.com
Media-Intern-Networking-Blo Last week was Mediabistro's intern party at Turtle Bay, and if you missed it, you missed out. And not only because the music was better than at most bars. It was a great networking opportunity for young media professionals ...

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