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The Shy Girl's Guide to Networking

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Like it or not, there are a number of rites of passage which we all have to go through in our lives. My current situation seems to be punctuated largely by networking boo-boos.

How to Have a One-on-One Meeting

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

First, it's important to understand why to have a one-on-one meeting. If you've been referred or met someone at an event that you consider a prospect (they told you that they're interested in doing business with you or hiring you), then that's probably a good reason for you to meet with them.

1 Sentence Challenge

Elliot Begoun | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You meet someone for the first time; they ask the question, "What do you do for a living?" What is your answer? Like many, your reply might be the business equivalent of name, rank and serial number. An example of a typical response could be "I am the VP of Sales for XYZ Company."

Trailblazing Women: Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell

Anne Ravanona | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

An interview with Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell. This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be.

Why Networking Should Be Your Top Priority

Holly Rust | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

Networking is by far the highest return on investment for your business. Networking is not only fun, but also essential for building your brand.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

Improve Your Speaking and Generate More Business

Michael Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I just attended a TEDx rehearsal where all the speakers (some were students, others academics) got a chance to do a practice run. As I observed their presentations, a few best practices came to mind that could help you generate more business.

To Be a Priority to Your Strategic Relationships, Reduce Pain or Bring Gains

David Nour | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
David Nour

Do you have a methodology for helping your strategic relationships achieve their desired outcomes? If you don't, you have slim hopes of becoming or remaining a priority to them. You cannot be impactful with them if you cannot sustain their interest in you.

Strategies for Saying No: When and How to Turn Down Opportunities

Brian Honigman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Brian Honigman

While opportunities are great and often hard to come by, an equally important skill for entrepreneurs is learning how to discern between the opportunities that are worth pursuing and those that are not.

Networking 101

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Networking is probably one of the most overused words and activities in today's society but despite being over used it is the most effective way to establish and build meaningful relationships that can be beneficial both personally and professionally.

Attitude and Effort

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When it comes to losing celebrities, especially the younger ones, I find it difficult watching any of the shows, broadcasts, or movies they were in. Strange but true.

How to Network Your Way to the Corner Office Within Your Own Company

John Corcoran | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
John Corcoran

By seizing any opportunity you can to work with people in your company in areas that you are interested in; you are essentially laying the groundwork for you to gain more access to this area of your company in the future.

The "New" Rules of Networking - Final Round

Michael Goldberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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.