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A Better Network: Building Connections That Boost Your Business

John Bowen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Let's face facts: Your product or service is probably a commodity (or rapidly becoming one). A superior offering -- assuming you've got one -- is not enough to cut through the noise, especially when the average consumer is exposed to thousands of marketing messages a day.

3 Reasons to Have a Target Market

Michael Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Here is an email I received from a financial advisor that recently attended one of my training sessions. I was in a conversation with a small busines...

10 Networking Tips for High Achieving Entrepreneurs

Patrice Tartt | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Patrice Tartt

You've heard it before. "It's not what you know, but who you know." When it comes to making connections and building strong, mutually beneficial relationships, networking is the social catalyst that always delivers.

Three Steps to Help You Build a Community That Supports Your Business

Lirone Glikman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

People have always congregated in communities, and for many good reasons: it builds confidence, can create part of your identity, and provides a sense of belonging. Not to mention that being a part of something that is bigger than yourself drives people to be more active.

From Queen Bee to Hive Mind, Women Changing the World Through Our Networks

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

Women are developing "swarm intelligence" -- forming self-organized systems where the collective behavior is simply to help one another. This shows up in the tremendous growth of women's professional organizations, where women come together toward a universal higher consciousness with the purpose of helping one another grow and succeed individually and collectively.

Be Different, Not Better

Jae Yi | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Jae Yi

I'm a big believer that if you do what everyone else is doing, you're just going to be like everyone else. In order to stand out from the pack, you have to be different, not better. Here are a couple lessons I've learned on how to be different that I hope help you out in some way!

Stand Out: How to Be a LinkedIn Influencer

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

You can become a LinkedIn influencer without the official designation by being strategic about your activities focusing on the ones that build your influence.

The 4 Pillars of Effective Networking

Kimberly E. Stone | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Kimberly E. Stone

When most people think of networking, they envision adding people to their Rolodex that can potentially be of benefit to them in the future. But that's only one side of the coin, and many forget that effective networking involves a mutually beneficial exchange. It's less about grabbing someone's business card and more about building a lasting holistic partnership.

How to Network Successfully to Grow Your Business

Irina Jordan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

Successful networking is about developing strong interpersonal skills, increasing your brand awareness and discovering hidden possibilities others have to offer.

6 Tips for Talking to Strangers When You're an Introvert

Avelist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

What if that's not actually the case? What if, by simply labeling myself as an introvert, I'm transforming this into a self-fulfilling prophecy? Some of the labels we assign to ourselves are holding us back. Because of them, we don't see the "other path" when it presents itself.

Networking, Crowdfunding, Bras and Everything In-Between!

Lirone Glikman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Moreover, in recent years, one of the growing and revolutionary platforms that can assist entrepreneurs in funding their business is the practice of crowdfunding, which is based on the willingness of a crowd to support and fund one's business.

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

How to Generate More Business by Opening New Markets

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I was recently asked this question... "Most advisors in the industry have short-term goals as well as long-term goals. For advisors that are still d...

9 Tips To Throw Dinner Parties To Expand Your Network And Make New Friends

Jae Yi | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jae Yi

When I moved to Los Angeles early this year, I was terrified of having to create a new social and professional network. So I started throwing dinner parties to not only meet new people but also to connect people to each other in a scattered city.

5 Reasons Why You Should Network

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

These five business networking tips provide pretty compelling reasons to sharpen your ability to meet the right people, go to the right places, and say the right things. In some cases, it could save a life.

7 Reasons You're Failing Miserably at Professional Networking

Larry Alton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

In business today, one of the keys to long-term success in pretty much any field is effective networking. You might be enjoying all the business you can handle for now, but you're bound to lose clients over time.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

So... What IS a Referral?

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

The process of directing or redirecting (as a medical case or a patient) to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment. An individual that is referred.

Business in Person Is Dead? This Pro Says 'No'

Vito Glazers | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Vito Glazers

Face to face networking has been making a huge comeback in recent years despite (or perhaps in reaction to) the preponderance of social media and other digital networking opportunities.

Networking in Des Moines When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

You took the plunge and made the big move to Des Moines - congratulations! Even if you don't know anyone here yet, it doesn't mean you can't jump into the networking pool and start building strategic relationships.

5 Ways to Hit the Jackpot Networking in Vegas

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

We're resisting the urge to toss famous Vegas song titles into this paragraph. You know they're going through all our heads: "Hey Baby, Let's Go to Vegas," "That's What You Get for Waking Up in Vegas," "Vi-va, Las Vegas."

If its all about who you know, why not start with you?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

There are many ways to begin this practice. I find a formal meditation process to be very important for my journey. Countless resources are available, but a few that I have used and recommend are as follows.

6 Keys to Turn Your Creativity Into Wealth

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We are reaching a whole new level in this human game. How we've understood human development and psychology is changing. Heard of Maslow's hierar...

Business Etiquette: Making a Strong Introduction

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Anytime we meet a person for the first time, or reconnect with someone at a social function or business event, an appropriate greeting sets the tone for the exchange. The manner in which you say "Hello" creates an opportunity for someone to form an immediate impression.

How to Be More Likeable

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If your job is to sell something or lead someone, you have to be liked. Not by everyone, but by most people. And if not by most people, than at least the right people.