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3 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

Sarah Hillware | Posted 01.31.2016 | Business
Sarah Hillware

As someone who makes new connections for a living, I know it can sometimes be daunting and draining. If you are an introvert, you may find it exhausting to attend a large conference.

You Can Reach Me on My Flashlight (aka My iPhone)

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.28.2016 | Technology
Greg Schwem

The party was in full swing by the time my Uber driver pulled up to the non-descript Chicago supper club on West Kinzie Street, appropriately named Untitled. I shook off the sub-zero wind chill, eventually made it through the registration line.

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

Lirone Glikman | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Lirone Glikman

If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others.

How to End a Conversation

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If you don't know how to start a conversation, ending one shouldn't be much of a problem. That said, starting a conversation is way more important than ending the conversation. But both approaches (start and finish) have to happen and can be dicey if not done properly.

9 Reasons Why Leading Female Entrepreneurs Are Launching Facebook Groups

Leigh "LeeLee" Fowler | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Leigh

One of the most powerful ways to build connection online is with a content strategy that is relatable, and builds trust and community.

What The Human Tower Builders Can Teach You About The Art Of Networking

Lirone Glikman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Have you ever looked back and analysed how you've been forming your professional network? Have you wondered what is it that you do that turns an acqu...

3 Networking Strategies You Can Learn from Billionaire Elon Musk

Christopher Kai | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Christopher Kai

During my 30-minute interview with Musk I asked him about three areas: How did growing up in South Africa affect his life, was his driving purpose what kept him afloat all these years, and what people helped him achieve his current success.

6 Smart Ways to Build a Successful Start-up

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

It was strange and crazy because I didn't have another source of income, and the cost of living was very high. However I had an unquenchable drive for entrepreneurship, and I just couldn't help myself.

How to Plan Ahead of Your Next Business Trip

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.12.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

For most people, part of their New Year's resolution for 2016 is to be able to travel more and go to places they've never been. For those who are constantly traveling for business whether by car, train or plane, business trips oftentimes include some downtime, even after a conference or between client calls.

6 Ways to Make Real Connections on LinkedIn

Michael Goldberg | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I've spent a lot of time sharing LinkedIn related stories during my talks and making mention that LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are NOT business networking. But they are!

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
Avelist

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.