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Networking Skills

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | 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.

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 Network With People Without Seeming Needy

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Anita Wing Lee

Networking is not about collecting business cards. It's about building genuine and authentic connections with real people

Networking Made Easy: 8 Conversation Starters For Those Who Don't Know Where To Start

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Done right, networking can be the silver bullet for building your profile, gaining new business opportunities and building your career. But what happens when you show up to an event and just can't find ways to engage with others?

Shared Understanding: Bringing Together Many Voices Using Collaborative Tools and Processes

Great Work Cultures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

I fell in love with technology when I met my first computer and learned to program. But my husband has no cause for jealousy because my love of technology is instrumental.

You Can't Buy Confidence, So Learn to Create it

Mark Karten | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Mark Karten

Whether you identify as the founder of a startup, an entrepreneur, solopreneur or salesperson -- we all require a common trait for success, which is confidence.

Adventures in Networking: The Wild Goose Chase

Mark Karten | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Mark Karten

As we make our turns, I carefully take in the neighborhoods and recognize so many street names that I hadn't been to before. Cumberland Street sounded so familiar to me and I couldn't think why, until the bus stopped.

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?

You Had Me at Hello: 10 Ways to Start a Conversation

Mark Karten | Posted 09.20.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Don't get caught up thinking you're not a good conversationalist. Be prepared and comfortable with different conversation starters, so you're never stumped or faced with an awkward silence.

Connecting Versus Collecting - Think Before You Click

Mark Karten | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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.

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.

When Students Are Unprepared for College, the Solution Isn't Remedial Classes

Jessica Pliska | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Jessica Pliska

As a nation we have expanded access to college for more students than ever, a tremendous accomplishment. However, we have failed at making sure they can graduate.

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.

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.

Want To Get And Keep A Job? Be Vulnerable. Be Vocal.

Lauren Westbrook | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Lauren Westbrook

A recent employment study confirms what so many of our past clients who have successfully secured (or doled out) coveted jobs and promotions have shared with us: technologically savvy is great, but socially savvy is even better.