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Why Creating Content Trumps Face-to-Face Meetings

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Michael D. Simmons

What makes this story scary is that it could happen to any us. Our society is quickly moving from the broadcast era to the social media era and viral shaming is just one of the results.

How to Bulletproof Your Reputation in the Digital Age

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Entrepreneurs who have the courage to authentically share their unique story and the generosity to share their best insights have an amazing opportunity to quickly build a world-class, antifragile reputation.

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts And The Socially Awkward

| Christina Desmarais | Posted 08.15.2014 | Small Business

When it comes to making new connections, introverts get a bad rap, in spite of the fact that introversion and shyness are not the same thing. While ex...

Own Your Network

Joanne Heyman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

So there you have it: networking is not just for extroverts. The only key is to have a clear reason to connect with someone. No acrobatics necessary.

10 Stupid Questions and Networking Faux Pas #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order, here are 10 stupid questions -- yes, Virginia there are stupid questions -- and networking faux pas. These are applicable universally but overheard/developed at the 39th Annual National Black Journalists Association Convention and Career Fair #NABJ14

Connecting Versus Collecting - Think Before You Click

Mark Karten | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 ...

Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Being deeply connected and respected while having a high status in a single network feels good.

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.

The Power of Informal Networking

Carrie Rich | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Carrie Rich

In order to build effective networks, we need both formal and informal networks in place. My most meaningful connections, against all logic, have developed outside of professional networking opportunities.

5 Secrets that Explain Why C-Suite Execs #Network Successfully While Others #Fail

Allison Graham | Posted 07.12.2014 | Small Business
Allison Graham

This week's inaugural C-Suite Conference was the most blatant example of what profitable, successful networkers do compared to those who struggle to get connected.

10 Traits of Exceptionally Charming People

: Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business

Sure, everyone knows blunt, impolite, and even rude people who are somehow extremely successful. (I know a bunch of them.) But since we're all ...

How to Use Blogging and Social Media To Grow Your Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Social networks present amazing opportunities for to meet new people and build professional relationships. The internet is an equalizer. Anyone with s...

Broadli Makes Your Network Work

Pamela Ryckman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Pamela Ryckman

As social creatures, we connect, explore and shop based on the recommendations of people we trust. But when we broadcast suggestions or requests on social media, there's no guarantee that valued sources or experts will see them and respond.

An Open Response to Jeff Haden's "8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do"

David Nour | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
David Nour

Haden specifically references relationships. But who are Haden's successes selling to? Selling is fundamentally a relationship business.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

New connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you. If you're someone who struggles with making time for this activity, I want to share two key principles with you and then a few tips.

6 New Year's Resolutions for Businesses, Brands and Bosses

Gabrey Means | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Gabrey Means

From an individual performance to companywide perspective, we all have a desire to improve ourselves and our work. Here are six proactive and manageable resolutions for any business, no matter the size or success.

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Do Business With Corporations

Melinda Emerson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

In order to create a sustainable small business, you need to secure long-term contracts. One of the best targets for a one-year contract is Fortune 500 companies.

How to Answer the 'What Do You Do for a Living' Question in 3 Easy Steps

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Shannah L. Compton

Entrepreneurs; let's collectively exhale a sigh of relief, because we don't have to be just one thing. We can be many things, find the through line, and never fear the "what do you do for a living" question again.

How to Be a Connector and Make Valuable Introductions

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.

How to Build an Awesome Professional Network

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

For better or for worse, it's not just what you know or what you can do, it's who you know. In fact, who you know can sometimes be more important than...

Tips for Networking Effectively

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Making connections and leveraging relationships is critical whether you are a mompreneur, working mom, or stay at home considering re-entering the work force.

6 Ways Social Media Can Help You Find a Job

Katie DeVito | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Katie DeVito

Find what makes you special and capitalize on it. When someone visits your social media profiles, it should be distinctly "you."

3 Ways to Shorten Your Job Search

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Can you go a year without a salary or stay in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job.

3 Free Apps to Make You a Tech-savvy Business Professional

Nick Smoot | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
Nick Smoot

It doesn't matter if you are fresh out of college, a 15-year veteran in corporate America, or one of the casualties of the economic downturn re-building your career, we all can use a boost from today's tech tools.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over-investing in meeting new people is not a good use of time. However, new connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you.