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You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

3 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

Sarah Hillware | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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.

Why the Best Events Are Small and Crowded

Ben Hindman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Ben Hindman

I'm just going to say it. Your party venue is too big. Trust me. It doesn't matter where you're throwing your event -- it's probably too big. In my experience planning and hosting parties, I've never come across an event space too small. In fact, most of the time there's excess space.

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

Lirone Glikman | Posted 10.25.2016 | 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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Network

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2016 | 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.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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.

How to Be More Likeable

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | 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.

How to Beat the Competition

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When possible, before going to events, learn about who will be in attendance. This way, you can determine if it even makes sense to register. Depending on the size of the event, one competitor shouldn't make a difference.

8 Tips to Help Grow Your Professional Network

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Establishing a strong professional network can benefit your business several ways, from receiving feedback by bouncing ideas off successful entrepreneurs and business owners to opening doors that were once closed -- building your professional network should be something you are always working on.

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!

Talk to the Shield!

Michael Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Leave your shield (and sword) at the office when attending events and you'll absolutely generate more prospects, more referrals, and more business. That is, if you're into that sort of thing.

8 Ways to Generate New Clients From Networking Events

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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.

How to Follow Up After a Networking Event

Her Campus | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Her Campus

You can't kick back on the couch after merely passing out a few copies of your résumé and expect employers to come knocking down your door with an offer in tow.

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.

Permission to Shop During Work Hours

Josephine Dries | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Josephine Dries

Why am I looking at a female-oriented event so differently from a male-structured event, like the golf outings our team was famous for participating in?

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 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.

Small Business Essentials

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If you are only focused on what business is trendy today and how much money you can make quickly, the end is already in sight for your enterprise.

Ben Craw

Rob Levin, New York Enterprise Report: 27 Million and Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

How To Impress Employers At A Networking Event

| Lauren Herskovic | Posted 06.13.2011 | College

If you're a graduating senior or a student on the hunt for an internship, you probably have a love/hate relationship with your college career center. ...