Tag Archives: meeting new people

Turn Social Situations into Business Relationships

Business happens at the speed of trust and, if there is no trust, no value, no genuine connection, or no synergy, all the dinners, ball games, and golf outings in the world aren’t going to change those relationships.

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Seven Ways to Be Awesome at Business Networking!

You want to be awesome at networking? Here are seven ways to generate more prospects, more referrals, more business, more job interviews (if you’re in between careers!), or more of just about anything you might be looking for! Understand What Networking Is Networking is a proactive (although sometimes reactive) approach to meeting people to learn […]

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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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