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Networking Advice

Connecting Versus Collecting - Think Before You Click

Mark Karten | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 ...

10 Simple Rules For Successful Connecting

Mark Karten | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Today you just have to type a one sentence email, yet some people still don't have the courtesy to acknowledge gifts.

Elevator Pitches Drive Me Crazy

Mark Karten | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

I guarantee you will increase your business if you clearly communicate what you do. The problem is that most people don't, wasting their time and energy unknowingly.

Top 10 Ways to Plug Into Success

Mark Karten | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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.

Why You Aren't Meeting Investors

Seth Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Seth Goldstein

Nobody teaches you these rules. And people are too polite to tell you when you violate them. Understanding and following the laws of email are crucial to ensuring you get investor meetings.

High-Return Relationships for Holiday Networking

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Molly Reynolds

One of the major networking mistakes people make is asking for a favor too soon. And some continue to make it over and over again without a clue!

8 Ways to Generate New Clients From Networking Events

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dorie Clark

The secret to getting new clients from networking events? Use "networking" to build real relationships -- and your new friends and colleagues will want to do business with you and send business your way.

Bernadette Noll: Build Your Tribe in 10 Steps

Bernadette Noll | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Bernadette Noll

The fact that I continuously meet remarkable new people on this life's journey is one of the biggest surprises of my adult experience -- and the very thing I tell young adults when asked about life's great surprises. Really? Incredible people just keep showing up? Yup.

Victory in Numbers

Amy Oraefo | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

I enter every conversation and interaction believing that it only takes one "yes" to propel me forward. Of course, you must realize that no one can help you obtain your goals if you fail to share your goals with others.

Professional Networks

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Take two college graduates with similar levels of education and merit. The college graduate who grew up in a network of racial and economic privilege has an automatic advantage over the graduate who didn't.

Seizing Opportunities

Malene Barnett | Posted 06.23.2013 | Small Business
Malene Barnett

Turn your abilities into resources to help you grow your business. Don't be afraid to set a trend rather than follow one; and be bold, the rewards it brings are immeasurable!

Have Them From Hello

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

"Hello." Have you ever thought about how you say that all-important word that starts every single chat?

Student Career Responsibility

Geoff Falen | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Nobody disputes the value of parental wisdom, advice and support, but at a certain point, you've got to take responsibility for your future. Mom and Dad aren't doing you any favors if they're the ones jumping in and running point for your career exploration.

Why You Didn't Get That One-on-One Meeting -- and How to Ask Better Next Time

Ciara Pressler | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

The truth is that I donate my services quite regularly. But if I'm going to help you move forward in your career and keep my own, we need to get on the same page when it comes to valuing one another's time and expertise.

Ask Marsha, Career Coach: 5 Ways To Build Your Network In 2013

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

The beginning of the year seems like a good time to contact people who I might be interested in working with in the future. But how do I connect with ...

Getting a Job: The 4 Keys to Mastering Networking

Dr. Lee Bowes | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Dr. Lee Bowes

Networking gives you the advantage in the job hunt. By using connections and networks, you differentiate your name from the thousands of other online applications. Employers are quick to rely on networks because they save time and they are more reliable than résumés.

To Reach Career Goals, Low-Income Students Need More Than Classroom Learning

Jessica Pliska | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Jessica Pliska

We rely on schools to teach students how to read, write and even solve complex problems, but we can't ask our education system to give them the career exposure or the connections that they need to put their education to use.

The One-Two Punch to Networking: Learn, Then Do... ASAP

Alana Muller | Posted 01.12.2013 | Small Business
Alana Muller

Most of us would readily acknowledge that networking is something we should do every day -- not just when we need to. But it takes work, commitment, even generosity.

5 Critical Tips Before You Network

Elliot Lasson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Elliot Lasson

Everyone is talking about networking, including career experts who preach its importance. However, it is a concept that is often misunderstood.

How to Get Out of the Binder and Into the Room

Kate White | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Kate White

Thankfully, those women's groups in Massachusetts were extremely proactive and it paid off, because Romney did appoint more women than usual to his cabinet. We need more proactivity like that. But individually, we also have to help ourselves lose invisible status.

Networking: Dirty Word or Lever of Success?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

I firmly believe that a big part of anyone's success is their network.

Networking, Sorority Style: How Floating in College Helps You Network Now

The Levo League | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women
The Levo League

I was a member of a sorority in college, and sorority recruitment taught me all of the skills I needed to rock a networking event. Here are the top seven skills I learned in sorority recruitment and use in my career.

Networking Commandments for New Grads

The Levo League | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women
The Levo League

The bad news: You have to start from scratch. The good news: You have to start from scratch.

Networking for Real

Nelson Davis | Posted 06.23.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

Some people see a networking event simply as a hundred-yard dash to give and receive as many business cards as possible in one hour or less! And then they wonder why no meaningful connections have been made.

Guide for Graduating Seniors

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Hey, seniors. How was spring break? Did you go totally crazy? Steal a street sign for your dorm room? I hope it was fun, because the real world is going to hit you like a bag full of bricks. And stones. And cement.