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Networking Must-Do's: Before, During and After the Meeting

Amy Francetic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Amy Francetic

Networking is probably the single best way to push your career forward, but a lot of young people seem to stumble in this process. It's a skill rarely taught in school and there aren't many ways to figure it out except by jumping in, making a few mistakes, and then learning from them.

You can never have too many contacts

Catriona Pollard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

When I worked from home, I vividly remember walking out my front door into a freezing cold rainy night to go to a networking event. All I wanted to d...

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.

Please Add Me As a LinkedIn Connection (or: Taking A Stand Against LinkedIn)

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I can count on my hand the number of times I've lost a finger. (twice) I can count on all the books that Kylie Jenner has ever read the number of times LinkedIn has been of use to someone looking for career advancement. (zero)

Facebook Groups: Where Women Network

Beth Niebuhr | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Beth Niebuhr

Women prefer to engage with other women in non-traditional networking settings. Not golf courses, not organized events or business lunches. Now there is another place to meet and connect.

4 Ways to Create Your Own Luck Today

Jae Yi | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jae Yi

The more I study successful people the more I realize that they created their own luck every step of the way. Here are the four patterns I've recognized in how they do it.

How To Be Heard When You Aren't The Loudest Voice In The Room

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on We’ve all been there: the staff meeting that seems to go on forever with co-workers arguing the fin...

Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

When you decide to start a new business, at first everything is happiness, enthusiasm and energy to start your project. Nevertheless you need to take into consideration that only 15% of new businesses make it past the first two years.

The New Way To Network: Stripped Down And Story-Driven

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Melissa Jun Rowley

From an international development perspective, women are proven to multiply the impact of investments made in their future by extending the benefits to their communities. For this reason, storytelling and platforms that promote the importance of women-led organizations are vital for economies to flourish.

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Why the Best Events Are Small and Crowded

Ben Hindman | Posted 10.28.2015 | 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.

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.

5 Steps to Grow Your Network With Influencers and Million Dollar Contacts

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Jenna Atkinson

This month I had the opportunity to attend what I would consider the best entrepreneurial conference I have ever attended. It was a first year event called THRIVE, put on by multi-millionaire entrepreneur Cole Hatter.

Thinking About Starting a Business in College?

Andrew_Yang | Posted 10.20.2015 | College

The principles of running a business - delivering a service, getting the word out, managing people - are universal. Don't sweat the big picture. Embrace the real opportunities in front of you. They may lead to surprising places.

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.

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.

Women Network Differently Then Men And It Hinders Our Advancement

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company found in their major new study-- with almost 30,000 employees across 118 companies that women's odds of advancement are 15% lower than men's.

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

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.

4 Low-Risk Strategies For Expanding Your Professional Network

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Many of our professional paths lead us to landmarks discovered by knowing someone who knows someone. One might assume that extroverts have a nat...

Stayed Too Long in Work That Doesn't Fit? Fix It!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Instead of generally feeling "blah," you'll have a picture of what needs to be shifted. And, over time, you'll have a lot clearer picture of how bad things are actually getting. That may motivate you.

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.

Getting Out of the Doing

Emma Isaacs | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I have spent the past week staring at blank pieces of paper and having "I don't know what to do" conversations with people I know and trust. It all started after a recent strategic planning session. There were some really good minds around that table, but that didn't make it a whole heap easier.

Smart Networking: The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Jessica Lui | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Jessica Lui

Networking is one of the most powerful tools for personal and professional advancement. Successful people know this: they introduce each other to new business opportunities, help each other's children land top internships, and invest time and energy into each other's initiatives.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain, But I'll Talk to You Anyway

Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Call it the Law of Unexpected Utility. By definition, you cannot know when you meet someone today where that person will land tomorrow. If you make every decision by asking "What will I get in return?" you'll miss out on these moments of serendipity.