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Business in Person Is Dead? This Pro Says 'No'

Vito Glazers | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Vito Glazers

Face to face networking has been making a huge comeback in recent years despite (or perhaps in reaction to) the preponderance of social media and other digital networking opportunities.

5 Ways to Recharge Your Job Search This Fall

GoGirl Finance | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Searching for a job often becomes a job in and of itself. A focused attitude and a strong action plan can help ensure that it's a rewarding one.

Networking in Des Moines When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Pike

You took the plunge and made the big move to Des Moines - congratulations! Even if you don't know anyone here yet, it doesn't mean you can't jump into the networking pool and start building strategic relationships.

If Life Is a Party, Are You the Guest or the Host?

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

Who do you think has a better time? Almost everyone remembers a party they hosted. Few remember the parties they minimally attended. The host is engaged, making it happen, talking to everyone. The guest is only waiting. Who are you? What would it take you to transform yourself from a guest to a host?

3 Strategies for Surviving Any Social Situation

Quiet Revolution | Meagan Francis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

I’m not an introvert, but I am an ENFP, which (according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) means I need more alone time than other extroverts and ...

6 Keys to Turn Your Creativity Into Wealth

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We are reaching a whole new level in this human game. How we've understood human development and psychology is changing. Heard of Maslow's hierar...

Why Women's Only Networking Groups Are Failing Us

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Eleanor Beaton

There is a wealth of research suggesting that despite our efforts, networking continues to pose serious challenges for women. It's not that we aren't doing it. Women are attending more networking events all the time, and the number of women-only networking events grows every month.

5 Ways to Find Hidden Sales Opportunities Within Your Network

Danny Wong | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Some suggest it is uncouth to sell to family and friends. Generally, salespeople prefer to provide their goods and services to strangers to ensure a strict separation between their personal and professional lives.

Daily Habits of Passionate Female Entrepreneurs

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

I love connecting with fabulous, brilliant women, for great partnerships. It has been one of the most exciting parts of growing a business. There is nothing more exhilarating, than a conversation with a woman that is as passionate about her work as you are about life.

There's Actually An Upside To Small Talk

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living

There's a reason why you can't quite help but ask your coworker about her weekend plans when you're both stuck waiting for the elevator --  or th...

Business Etiquette: Making a Strong Introduction

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Anytime we meet a person for the first time, or reconnect with someone at a social function or business event, an appropriate greeting sets the tone for the exchange. The manner in which you say "Hello" creates an opportunity for someone to form an immediate impression.

12 Ways to Stay Productive at the Airport

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Lauren Jessen

Don't let extra time you have at the airport or on the plane go to waste. Whether you want to sleep to regain energy, make new friends and contacts, catch up with your sister on the phone, or complete your work tasks, there are various things you can do to stay productive.

How to Be More Likeable

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2015 | 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.

10 Tips to Turn In-Person Events into a Secret Weapon for Your Business

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 07.13.2015 | Small Business
Shuly Oletzky

Events are often seen as one-weekend excuses to get out of the office and spend some time in a sunny destination. Living in the South Florida area, I can't argue with the beautiful weather and scenery as a worthwhile reason for travelers to visit, but events offer a lot more than a chance to get away.

An Open Letter to Summer Interns Looking to Make the Most of their Experience (Part 1)

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

You've worked hard to get this opportunity and you want to make sure you get the most out of it. During the remaining weeks of your internship, think of this opportunity as a chance to "try on" a new role, or possibly several new roles if you're given the chance to rotate through different areas of the organization.

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

5 Thoughtful Ways to Grow Your Network

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

When it comes to networking, most people focus on the sexy part - meeting new people. But for true mutuality and interconnectedness, it is vital to stay in touch and keep your relationships alive and growing once you've made that initial connection.

How to Network With People Without Seeming Needy

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Anita Wing Lee

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

Bring a Slice of Vacation to the Office

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

While I can't offer a magic teleportation solution to your happy place, there are at least five-and-a-half principles from the beach that we might be able to take back to the cubicle jungle.

Are You Bragging Enough?

Ellevate | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Whether it is a publication, award, upcoming event, new blog post, go ahead and get the word out. And it is not just for bragging rights either.

The Most Important Part of Networking!

Emma Isaacs | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

I'm always so surprised when I meet someone, we have a great connection, they tell me they'll be in touch, and then wham -- nothing. It surprises me because the hardest part of networking is actually starting. It's the getting to the event, or organizing the get together.

How Rejection Fueled My Fire

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jeanette Cajide

When I was around 13 or 14 years old, I was playing baseball with my male cousins in my grandparent's backyard in New Jersey and my uncle said, "You can't play. Girls don't play baseball. You'll get hurt."

When Business Connections Are Made on the Plane

Map Happy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Tight quarters where everyone is stuck for hours with no place to go except maybe the bathroom can make it a prime place to meet people. Now, let's make this merger happen, eh?

Tapping into the Power of You: Resistance in Finding Your Tribe

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Audrey van Petegem

For some to go out there and meet people it is difficult. A lot of people find social settings uncomfortable. But even introverts need to find a tribe. Little do they know that they are already in one -- with other introverts!

Relationship Capital: The Fuel for Your Marketing Machine

John Bowen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
John Bowen

By building and harnessing the power of your relationships, you'll have a sustainable edge over the competition that can take your business to the next level.