You Don’t Have to Be a Networking Ninny Muggins

We've all been to a networking event and been cornered by “that” person, a networking Ninny Muggins. You know, the one whose motto is always be selling, or they’re so self-involved they have a conversation with themselves while you listen, nod, and drift. I’m here to tell you, whatever the networking experts have told you—that’s [...]

By |2022-12-01T14:50:17+00:00December 1st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Be a Networking Ninny Muggins

You Shouldn’t Network if…

So, you shouldn't network if. What? Now I’m telling you not to network? Hold the presses. This blog has an entire category dedicated to networking and social media. In it I promote networking. I share proven networking strategies. The blog is pro-networking for goodness sake. And now I’m telling you not to network? What gives? [...]

By |2022-10-20T13:23:52+00:00October 20th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Shouldn’t Network if…

How to Host an Awesome Networking Event

Your organization has sponsored networking events as an affiliate, and you, as well as your team, are active networkers. Is it time to create, manage, and host a networking event? And with so many events available to attend why would you need or want to host an event? Why You Should Host an Event Hosting [...]

By |2022-09-22T13:54:44+00:00September 22nd, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on How to Host an Awesome Networking Event

Creating a Networking One-Pager

What is a networking one-pager? It's an idea I stole. It was at a brainstorming event. A dozen of us attended the session including my friend Robby Slaughter . The way it worked was we went around the table, and each participant shared a need (or not) to which the group offered advice, connections, or [...]

By |2022-09-05T16:50:09+00:00September 8th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Creating a Networking One-Pager

Why is it Called Networking?

Why is it called networking? Should networking be all work? Shouldn’t some of it be netfunning? Whether you’re representing your company at an event, branding yourself on social media, or looking for a job while attending a group function, is it OK to have fun while networking? I think so.  Yes, it’s OK to Have [...]

By |2022-09-01T12:34:01+00:00September 1st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Why is it Called Networking?

A Handy Dandy Networking Checklist 

So, who needs a networking checklist? Let me ask you, have you gone back to attending events in person? I have, although I'm more selective than I was pre-pandemic. If you're meeting face-to-face you might find this checklist helpful. I’ve written a lot about networking, but what I want to share today is something simple [...]

By |2022-08-25T13:22:34+00:00August 25th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on A Handy Dandy Networking Checklist 

Why You Should Network Outside Your Industry

So, why should you network outside your industry? Do you attend the same networking events, conventions, and trade shows every year? While you’re there, do you visit the same companies and people over and over again? Do you only attend industry-related events? If you answered yes to all three, you might be missing a golden [...]

By |2022-08-01T13:39:40+00:00July 28th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Why You Should Network Outside Your Industry

6 Event Networking Hacks

So, who needs 6 event networking hacks? We all do. Even the best networkers occasionally drop the ball at networking events. The most gregarious extroverts may lose sight of the brass ring. Spending all of your time with friends at a networking event isn't networking. It's a night out with friends. There's nothing wrong with [...]

By |2022-07-20T16:42:02+00:00July 21st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on 6 Event Networking Hacks

Is There a Website, Blog, or Social Network for Your Hobby?

Yes, Is there a website, blog, or social network for your hobby? If not—you should start one. I know thousands of networks are floating out there on the inter-webs because my friend Kevin Mullett told me so, and he's joined most of them. But I wondered, are there networks and sites that fit my interests? [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:03:52+00:00June 30th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Is There a Website, Blog, or Social Network for Your Hobby?
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