Tag Archives: meeting new people

How Do I Handle Awkward Business Networking Moments?

I just got asked this question at a firm I was speaking at by a financial advisor. It would have been awkward if I didn’t have a good answer. I shared my most awkward business networking moment as part of my response.

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3 Business Networking Tips To Help You Feel Good

Most job searchers need to continue to find ways to feel good. Feeling good is only part of the deal. Wouldn’t it feel good to meet someone that can actually hire you? Or become your client?

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The “New” Rules of Networking

Generally, there aren’t any established rules (at least not written) at networking events (speed networking might be the exception), cocktail parties, chamber mixers, association meetings, alumni events, and so on. But imagine if there were? Wouldn’t we all be much better at making more connections, writing more business, and developing more important relationships? Have no fear; The Rules of Networking are here!

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What to Do When You Don’t Make the Connection!

Ever attend someone else’s wedding? You know, the weddings where you don’t know anyone. C’mon! You know what I’m talking about! The bride was your wife’s friend from way back when and they just recently reconnected on Facebook. Now you’re dragged to a wedding and really just along for the ride. Not fun. Especially when […]

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Networking Tips You Can Practice at Your Desk!

Or someone else’s desk! You don’t have to go to a chamber mixer, cocktail party, association meeting, business card exchange, or conference to network – although it ain’t a bad thing! Going to events is one of the quickest ways to meet new people and reconnect with those you want to get to know better. […]

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Starting a Converation

Have you ever been to a networking event, party, or even just a small gathering and you didn’t know anyone? Did you find yourself standing in the corner waiting for “the round” to end? Take some pointers from “your corner”!

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Professional Associations

In this round, Michael discusses not only what a professional association is, but also why you would want to join one. Some of the benefits of joining one just might knock you out! )

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