What Networking Events Should You Attend?

So, what networking events should you attend? Whether you enjoy networking or not, networking is a fact of life in American business. Whether it's in person or online, for many positions it's expected. It doesn't matter if you're an introvert, extrovert, or like most of us, somewhere between. For many, it's part of the job because [...]

By |2023-10-04T18:06:48+00:00July 15th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on What Networking Events Should You Attend?

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?

How to Get Introduced

Do you know how to get introduced? Regardless of your purpose, whether it's employment, sales, or finding a solution to a problem, it’s important to connect with the person who has the knowledge and authority to help you. Someone suggesting to contact an organization without an introduction to an individual within the organization is little [...]

By |2022-05-26T12:14:13+00:00May 26th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on How to Get Introduced

What Not to Do When Networking Moves to the Bar

Be careful when networking moves to the bar but let’s face it; a lot of business has been conducted over drinks. Sitting at the bar at an after-hours networking event, entertaining customers with dinner and drinks, or having a tall one on the golf course are part of the American business culture. It’s also a [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:34:42+00:00May 5th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on What Not to Do When Networking Moves to the Bar

Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

Are networking mistakes hurting you? I network virtually and face-to-face. I attend a minimum of two networking events per month and have done so for many years. In that time I’ve had successes. However, I’ve made a lot of networking mistakes. A lot. If you’re hard-headed like me and have to learn from your mistakes, [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:59:06+00:00April 28th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Are These Networking Mistakes Hurting You?

Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

Attending an event in person isn't something most of did a lot of the last couple of years. I believe that's beginning to change. Regardless, whether an event is in person or virtual, whether it’s a meeting, presentation, or conference you might think you have little control over what you take away from the event. [...]

By |2022-04-21T14:34:20+00:00April 21st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

What to Do at a Networking Event

I’ve shared  a lot on networking but today I want to concentrate on what to do at a networking event to make it your most productive use of your time and take advantage of the opportunities presented. What to Do at a Networking Event Come Prepared Do you have a notepad, business cards, attendee list, [...]

By |2022-04-12T14:12:17+00:00April 12th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on What to Do at a Networking Event

Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

Are you a networker or a faker? Do you classify people at networking events? You may place people in categories by industry and knowledge, but I’ll wager there’s another category you may not consciously consider—are they real or phony? This division supersedes all others. Think about it, you don’t want to waste time with a [...]

By |2022-04-07T13:36:13+00:00April 7th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

You Don’t Have to Network Alone

You don't have to network alone. It's easy for me because I’m an extrovert. If there's such a thing as an extra-extrovert—it’s me. I draw energy from being with others. When I present or perform, the bigger the audience, the better, and when I go to networking events—I’m not shy. If you’re like me and [...]

By |2022-03-24T13:31:07+00:00March 24th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Network Alone
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