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7 Reasons You're Failing Miserably at Professional Networking

Larry Alton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Larry Alton

In business today, one of the keys to long-term success in pretty much any field is effective networking. You might be enjoying all the business you can handle for now, but you're bound to lose clients over time.

Moving to Chicago When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | Posted 08.27.2015 | Chicago
Sarah Pike

Even if you made the move on your own, it won't take long to make connections and get into the Chicago groove. To help ease the transition, here's a list of musts for every new Chicagoan.

Personal Branding: A Must for the College-Bound, CEO and Everyone in Between

Stacey Cohen | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Stacey Cohen

Our individual brands define who we are in the workforce -- they guide our career paths and have an indelible impact on our financial future. In short, they're one of the most important aspects of professional life.

The Network of Misfit Dogs and Their People

Imelda Suriato | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News
Imelda Suriato

When I began advocating for misunderstood dogs -- my dogs -- I didn't think much about the people. I never thought the little website and Facebook page I started four years ago would introduce me to all these wonderful dogs and their equally amazing people.

Seven Things to Remember When You Leave an Internship

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Jessica Pliska

Many students spend months working on getting internships. They spend days deciding what to wear to make the right first impression, but the reality is that your last impression counts for as much as your first one.

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | 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.

Find Your Passion, but More Importantly, Find Your Tribe

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

According to the Conference Board, a New York-based research nonprofit group, only 48.7 percent of American employees are satisfied with their job. Career articles advise working-age adults to "Find Your Passion," but the issue is... it's still difficult to figure out how.

The Power of People and Networks

Jessica Lui | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Jessica Lui

These challenges are not a reason to walk away from these ideals, but rather a calling to increase our efforts for the future. We do not have to live in an idealized world to advance ideals that will make it a better place.

The Business of Etiquette

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

It's more than just the practice of good manners and following respectful protocol when doing business with others -- it's the difference between a good businessman or businesswoman and a great one.

How an Entrepreneur Quit Her Job And Built a $20M Company

Harry Red | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Harry Red

As cofounder and CEO of TayganPoint Consulting Group, a firm with $20 million in annual revenue, Joy Taylor is an excellent example. Case in point? She hit upon her first success at 29.

How to Network Your Way to a Job Promotion (and a Raise)

John Corcoran | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
John Corcoran

There are only four types of people your need to network with if you want to land a big job promotion (I call them "four magic circles of influence"). And for each of these four types, you need to understand their power, their goal and finally, your goal.

Online Networking Leads to Offline Results

John Swanciger | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
John Swanciger

We are frequently warned that our reliance on technology is eroding our ability to make meaningful personal connections. But as technology continues to improve, it can actually remove barriers and make it easier to identify and cultivate lasting relationships.

How to Get Your Clients to Like You

Irina Jordan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Irina Jordan

There are a few behavioral tricks you can practice that will help you become the client magnet that everyone likes, remembers and recommends to others. Here are three tips on how to be liked and remembered by your clients.

Public Relations Expert Shares How to Communicate More Effectively

Ellevate | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women

Public relations expert Jennefer Witter has something to say to women in business about the language that we use. As the founder and CEO of The Boreland Group, a public relations agency in New York City, and the author of The Little Book of Big PR, Witter speaks with authority on communications.

7 Ways to Be a Better Conversationalist

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Listening is a very difficult skill few master. Do not be thinking about what you're going to say while they are talking. Genuinely listen.

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...