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The "New" Rules of Networking - Final Round

Michael Goldberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If your goal is to grow your business by networking, you need to know the rules to get the most out of every cocktail party, conference, convention, trade show, product show or networking connection.

Even More "New" Rules of Networking

Michael Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Rules can help you maximize your efforts and help you from hitting (or being hit) below the belt. Heck, breaking of "the rules" is the headline this year as the Super Bowl ramps up!

The Power of Networking With Women

Catriona Pollard | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

It's very rare you'll walk into a room full of women who are there just to hand out business cards. In my experience, the majority of women network to build relationships they can use both personally and professionally. They get that business networking isn't about business, it's about life.

It's No Joke: Business Lessons from Improvisational Theatre

Beth Kuhel | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Beth Kuhel

Knowledge and experience have always been at the core of leadership, but improvisational skills are also necessary to confidently navigate change in the modern business world.

Show Me the Love

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Jodi R. R. Smith

Doing your job and working hard are not the best ways to get ahead. In terms of human resources theory, doing your job and working hard are why you receive your paycheck. If you want to be promoted, you must think strategically.

More "New" Rules of Networking

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

As I mentioned in my last article, The "New" Rule of Networking, there are absolutely rules when it comes to networking. They're just not written, enforced by a governing body, or mentioned at the beginning of a networking event before you "touch gloves" and come out networking.

To Drive Business Results, Measure Employees' Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
David Nour

Using data collection, analysis, and action plans to impact organizational health is absolutely valid. But please, let's find a way to measure what really matters: depth and breadth of strategic relationships, internal and external to the organization.

The "New" Rules of Networking

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If networking is important to you, no doubt you want to make a great impression, be liked by most people you meet, and have a strategy for starting, maintaining, and ending conversations.

Networking Is a Key Strategy in Your Job Search

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

Gone are the days where the only way of finding a new job was through an advert, or even a recruiter. With the increase in social media, companies have endless means of sourcing talent. However, one rule of thumb still applies today "it's not what you know, but who you know."

You're Not Aiming High Enough: How to Network Up to Big Connections

Nick Unsworth | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Nick Unsworth

By networking up, you're attempting to meet the top players in your industry. This not only drives your income but also fuels your all-around sense of happiness. Just think about the positivity that's generated by bouncing ideas around with a bunch of the top go-getters in your field.

Tips to Network Like a Pro and Grow Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

People want to buy products and services from businesses run by people they like, know and trust.  This means that as a small business owner, your pe...

How to Make a Powerful First Impression

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It takes only seconds for others to form an opinion of us when we meet them for the first time. What they initially see becomes their own personal version of the truth, and it can be hard to change a first impression.

Why Creating Content Trumps Face-to-Face Meetings

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Michael D. Simmons

What makes this story scary is that it could happen to any us. Our society is quickly moving from the broadcast era to the social media era and viral shaming is just one of the results.

How to Bulletproof Your Reputation in the Digital Age

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 10.20.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Entrepreneurs who have the courage to authentically share their unique story and the generosity to share their best insights have an amazing opportunity to quickly build a world-class, antifragile reputation.

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts And The Socially Awkward

| Christina Desmarais | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

When it comes to making new connections, introverts get a bad rap, in spite of the fact that introversion and shyness are not the same thing. While ex...

Own Your Network

Joanne Heyman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

So there you have it: networking is not just for extroverts. The only key is to have a clear reason to connect with someone. No acrobatics necessary.

10 Stupid Questions and Networking Faux Pas #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order, here are 10 stupid questions -- yes, Virginia there are stupid questions -- and networking faux pas. These are applicable universally but overheard/developed at the 39th Annual National Black Journalists Association Convention and Career Fair #NABJ14

Connecting Versus Collecting - Think Before You Click

Mark Karten | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Why am I so passionate and focused on connecting with people? Because I'm being given the opportunity to meet someone who may influence my life. If ...

Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Being deeply connected and respected while having a high status in a single network feels good.

Top 10 Ways to Plug Into Success

Mark Karten | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Overall, people buy from people they "know, like and trust." If you embody these traits, how do you get the word out that you can help them with their needs.

The Power of Informal Networking

Carrie Rich | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Carrie Rich

In order to build effective networks, we need both formal and informal networks in place. My most meaningful connections, against all logic, have developed outside of professional networking opportunities.

5 Secrets that Explain Why C-Suite Execs #Network Successfully While Others #Fail

Allison Graham | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Allison Graham

This week's inaugural C-Suite Conference was the most blatant example of what profitable, successful networkers do compared to those who struggle to get connected.

10 Traits of Exceptionally Charming People

: Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we're all ...

How to Use Blogging and Social Media To Grow Your Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Social networks present amazing opportunities for to meet new people and build professional relationships. The internet is an equalizer. Anyone with s...

Broadli Makes Your Network Work

Pamela Ryckman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Pamela Ryckman

As social creatures, we connect, explore and shop based on the recommendations of people we trust. But when we broadcast suggestions or requests on social media, there's no guarantee that valued sources or experts will see them and respond.