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7 Business Networking Questions, Answered

I was asked these questions during a business networking interview recently. Do my responses answer some of your questions? How did you first begin crafting your expertise in networking along with building PEEC? When I started my speaking and training business, my expertise was in the areas of leadership and communication so those were the […]

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30 Networking “Nevers”

On October 29, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to hear the traditional songs he sang there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was invited to give a speech, Churchill stood before the students and said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. […]

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Are You Behaving Like a Networker?

Think how exhausting it is to use the wrong behavior at the wrong time. Selling at a networking meeting is the same as showing up to the baseball field in a football uniform. You’ll stand out for all the wrong reasons and nobody will want to talk to you.

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Even More “New” Rules of Networking

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been discussing networking and the rules (in my mind anyway) that “govern” your networking activities at cocktail parties, chamber mixers, alumni meetings, golf outings, networking groups, service clubs, associations, conferences, and conventions. Here are five more rules to add to your collection. Inflate wisely!

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It’s a Process

What is your process? Do you even have a process? Do you know how to work a room? Are you confident when speaking with “strangers”? How do you start a conversation? End a conversation? Escape from a conversation? All things to consider when you show up to an event and plan on “working the room”. […]

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