Category Archives: Networking

A Different Perspective on Business Networking

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All business people are networkers whether they realize it or not.  If they’re not, they need to be or they will soon be out of business. Some people are more effective at business networking than others. They work at it with purpose while others wander aimlessly through the process. When and where can you find

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A Different Perspective on Networking

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You don’t have to attend a community function, an after hours reception, a fundraising event or an educational conference to network. Anytime you interact with someone else you are engaged in networking. It can happen at the mall, the grocery store, the post office, walking the dog, riding in an elevator or waiting for your

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Business Etiquette: Overcoming Minglephobia or Fear of Networking

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Are you someone who suffers from "minglephobia" or fear of networking? If so, here are nine tips to help you become confident and comfortable at any networking event.

Do Your Homework Before You Network

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As I write this newsletter, I am making preparations to speak about networking to the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants at Amelia Island, Florida. Now there is a group whose expertise I need. The writer in me has suppressed the numbers side of me. I am extremely grateful for accountants and people with a love for

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Top Ten Tips on Business Card Etiquette

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Business cards are the staple of business success.  Nevertheless, I am constantly amazed by how few professionals pay attention to the etiquette of exchanging cards.  These are the very same people who seek information about the rules of networking, making positive first impressions and dressing for success.  You can work the crowd with ease, offer an

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Business Conversation Is A Balance

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Much has been written and said about the art of conversation. It comes easily to some, and for others, it is a struggle to get a dialogue underway and keep it going.  In the business world, you need good conversation skills to build relationships with your clients and your colleagues.  The more you know about

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Being A Good Conversationalist In Business

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Being good at conversation is a skill that you need to develop if you want to get ahead in business. It is relatively easy to learn even if you think of yourself as shy. If you do it right, the other person does the majority of the work and enjoys every minute of it. The

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Quick Meeting & Greeting Tips Part Two

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When meeting someone offer a firm handshake. Never offer a bone-crushing grips or wimpy limp-wristed hand shakes. In business you always introduce less important people, such as your boss, to more important people, such as a business prospect. Pay attention to names when you meet people. If you concentrate and repeat the name as soon

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A Different Perspective on Networking

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All business people are networkers whether they realize it or not. Some are more effective than others. Some work at it with purpose; others wander aimlessly through the process. Every time you meet someone, greet someone, pick up the phone, send an e-mail message, engage someone in conversation, write a note (yes, some people still

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