Several years ago, I attended a birthday party for the son of a power couple. A media mogul I’ve always admired was also at the celebration, but I wasn’t sure that it was the right venue to start networking, and I let the opportunity slip away.
09 Sep 2014, business.mega.mu
Most of us have worked with great colleagues, bosses, and employees over the years who we’d be happy to recommend on LinkedIn (or anywhere, really) in a heartbeat if asked.
30 Dec 2013, business.mega.mu
If you’re like me, you’ve had countless bosses, mentors, and cheerleaders over the years—people who have really made a difference in your life and career.
28 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
More and more LinkedIn looks like the winning social media tool for business networking.
19 Nov 2013, business.mega.mu
I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me.
09 Oct 2013, business.mega.mu
Introductions from your network to the right clients, employees, partners, and investors can change everything. However, most people leave this up to chance. One individual has found a way to remove the randomness.
07 Oct 2013, business.mega.mu
When it comes to conversation, you’re a natural. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening, and you love meeting and connecting with new people.
23 Sep 2013, business.mega.mu
A couple months ago, I met a woman at an event who had clearly done her research on networking. She had a smart conversation starter and a great handshake. She asked lots of questions and listened to my answers attentively. She gave me her business card before we parted ways.
20 Sep 2013, business.mega.mu
It isn't about schmoozing. Effective networking is about being an excellent communicator and all-around good person. Put it into practice with these tips.
17 Sep 2013, business.mega.mu
How can you link up for coffee with someone who you’ve only connected with on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn? According to an Academia.edu study, there is a tremendous connection between your online and offline relationships. According to their findings, “the average American has 634 ties in their overall network and technology users have bigger networks.”
22 Jul 2013, business.mega.mu
The thought of your first business networking event is often a daunting prospect. It’s natural to feel nervous when you’re trying to establish credibility early on in your career. If you’re planning to attend your first event, try some of our tips to assist your painless transition from networking rookie to aficionado.
20 Jun 2013, business.mega.mu
Establishing your own business sometimes requires getting people to come to "your cave" to learn more about your products and services. Hosting a business mixer is a great way to do this kind of networking.
18 Jun 2013, business.mega.mu
Have a big event coming up? Don't forget these four basic principles of networking.
04 Jun 2013, business.mega.mu
Your professional network may be just as valuable a job hunting tool as your resume, but if you haven't kept it up to date and you're not in touch with the people you're closest to, now's the time to reach out. Use the "Layoff Test" to beef up your professional network and strengthen those bonds now, when you don't need anything from them but their friendship.
01 Jun 2013, business.mega.mu
You've heard it before: "It's not what you know, it's who you know."
30 May 2013, business.mega.mu
Should you go to your school, company, or family reunion? If you're an entrepreneur, the answer is undoubtedly yes.
16 May 2013, business.mega.mu
Increasingly, we network by e-mail or through social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. That’s a godsend for shy people. You can listen to conversations and chime in on your own terms.
07 May 2013, business.mega.mu
Most managers today understand how to use online tools to build and expand their networks. It’s easy to reach out to industry contacts and colleagues through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. But building a useful online network requires focus on three things: reputation, specialization, and network position.
08 Mar 2013, business.mega.mu
The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any startup entrepreneur can have. How else will you meet the clients and contacts necessary to grow your business?
25 Feb 2013, business.mega.mu
Success in business is all about relationships. Your network is your most important asset. Treat it that way.
31 Jan 2013, business.mega.mu