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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500The foundation of a thriving business is building and maintaining a strong, dynamic network of trusted collaborators, supporters and advisors. Modern networking is built around starting conversations, forming genuine relationships and focusing on giving, rather than getting. In this post, I'll share 20 tips to help you network more effectively, AND have more fun as you build and maintain a thriving network.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400Networking is something you just can't do without if you run a white collar business. Read on to get introduced to basic terms used in networking such as routers, switch, hub, modems, firewall etc. Also get tipped on buying the equipment. Accepted. You can hire networking professionals any time you need their services. You can employ them permanently or outsource the task. However, if you know the basics of networking yourselves, or at least the basic terms used, it won't hurt your interests. Rather, it will help you tackle things in better ways.
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400The phrase 'Knowledge is power' is often quoted, but generally said with negative connotations, and understandably if used in the wrong way. Albert Einstein famously quoted, 'Knowledge is limiting, but imaginations encompass the universe, very true, but try and convince an accountant of this. Lastly, a close business colleague of mine quoted in a completely different context that I had not heard before; 'Knowledge is an asset' but only if invested properly.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400The comfortable temperatures of the late summer make it a great time to take business networking events outdoors. The tricky part about this is that it's almost more difficult to determine what to wear to an outdoor networking event than it is to determine what to wear for an average day at the office. When dressing for summer networking events, it is important to strike the right style balance between casual, appropriate and professional.
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400Networking is a very Important factor in success of any business, but in the case of Medical Value Travel Industry it could be deciding factor in success or failure of a MT Company. But Before we talk about the Importance of Networking we must first understand the meaning of Networking, In Simple terms Networking is talking to People who are associated in the same Industry about your and their business experiences and future collaborations. There are other kind of business networking also going around but here we will discuss only Business to Business Networking.
Sun, 24 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400If the idea of business networking sounds about as pleasant to you as doing your taxes, you are not alone. Many of us dread the act of networking because it simply goes against our instincts. We are raised to think that we should not talk to strangers, and as we grow older, we come to expect a proper introduction by a third party when we meet someone for the first time. Business networking takes away this safety net; you must introduce yourself to strangers yourself, and do so with confidence. Confidence: this is truly key. Here are six tips on how to exude confidence while you are networking at business events.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400While many companies have meeting and conference rooms within the office premises, sometimes executives prefer to hold meetings outside their own building premises. Though this might come as a surprise, this is not entirely a rare occurrence. In fact, this has become quite a popular choice for a variety of reasons. For one, the office in-house conference room might be too small for a large scale meeting and another reason could be to make a good impression on a very important client.
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400At some point or another, every employee gets invited to attend at least one corporate event in their lifetime. This can be an annual Christmas ball, a weekly office party, a team building event or a simple party to celebrate a company milestone. While most employees attend these company events often, not all of them are happy to go. Some see it as an added obligation to the usual office routine. The challenge lies in creating an event that guests and employees alike will willingly attend.
Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400There is always a party for every occasion that people get invited to. This may be a birthday celebration or graduation party, a stag party or bridal shower, an anniversary, a wedding, a Halloween ball and the parties that guests never forget. Ordinary parties have long since been considered boring and are only memorable until it ends. Every host only aims to throw only the best party in town and a great way to achieve that is to think of themes and ideas that everyone will truly enjoy.
Mon, 30 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Oprah Winfrey has become a household name icon and an ambassador to those who think in a dream and consume their life going after it. No matter if you watched every single episode or really didn't care for her, no one can take away thedream she inspired into others. The message most never heard was, anyone can do what she has done, if they are ready to do what she did. She had a passion for helping and making a change in people's lives. Her life was an example of living a heritage that impacted countless individuals.
Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400But what is interesting is, my friend does none of that, he simply serves high quality food at good prices, and maintains a clean, welcoming premises. But we all know that that alone is not sufficient for a restaurant to achieve that level of success, there is an extra factor involved ...
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Attending a corporate event is one of the ways employees get to relax and interact with one another in a lighter atmosphere. It is a good way to build team dynamics and camaraderie across organisations as well as giving employees a break from work. The problem is most corporate events are something employees generally regard as ultimately boring, a requirement and only look forward to because it is one of the few times when one could skip work.
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Sometimes getting the best items doesn't happen by looking locally. You need to be open to expanding your options outside of your state, and in some cases, internationally as well. What you sell will directly impact the number of customers you have, and by joining an import network, you have the ability to grow by leveraging your network of trade professionals.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400If you are a manufacturer, there are plenty of online networks that can help you advance your business, make new contacts, and grow your manufacturer's network. Just like there are many social networking services out there for people when it comes to building a career, such as LinkedIn; or many social networking services just for enjoyment or marketing, such as Facebook or Twitter, there are also networks that specialize in international trade. With these trade networks, you can quickly find quality trade partners to work with.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400As a seller, it is important that you not only market to your buying audience, but that you build a strong relationship with reliable manufacturers and other sellers that can help you fill your shelves. Failing to have a product in stock or a reliable trade partner can result in poor customer satisfaction which could unfortunately lead to lower sales. Fortunately, finding manufacturing partners and other such trade partners is a much easier process now with the enhancement of the web and the import network that slowly has been building over the internet.
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400No matter what business you're in at the moment, things are pretty tough out there with companies and private individuals trying to cut costs in every way that they can think of. Making sure that you get your fair share of owner driver jobs, therefore, means employing the right marketing tactics, and the cheapest and most effective tactic of all is networking.
Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Maintain your network of contacts. Don't drop a contact simply because you think they may no longer be of much relevance to your situation. A mutual relationship that exists between you and another person should be beneficial to both parties and not just one. Understand that networking is a two way street, and that for each person who is of benefit to you may also be looking to receive some advantage from you.
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400In the job market, it isn't just the resumes that are important in order to land you the job. Of course one needs to know how to write a resume and in fact the resume sample that you finalize is of key importance. But probably as important as those resumes is the networking that you do.
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Can you be yourself at the office? Many people differentiate their work persona from who they really are. That's because their work doesn't have its foundation in their passions, interests, hobbies and experience. It doesn't have to be that way, though.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Yes you can do it without being loathsome. Parties are times of celebration. They can also be a fun opportunity to network with people you don't often get to meet or be with. This is the season for weddings, graduations, college reunions and family reunions. At these events, everyone knows why you are there. Take advantage of that connection.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500As you gear up to reach your 2010 goals, take advantage of all the wonderful networking opportunities that exist at this time of year. Fear of not knowing the "right" things to do when networking is one of the top reasons people simply don't participate in this extremely effective business strategy. Here is a brief guide to help you make your next networking event your best networking event.
Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400When the word networking is mentioned, most people I know think about salespeople or business owners exchanging business cards any chance they can. Of course networking can be the card exchange. It`s also "doing lunch" and attending events and many other equally valid and important things, but even so, most of what is written and thought about networking focuses on external networking.
Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500Social networking is the most popular buzzword among modern internet users. It has surpassed the earlier popular applications of Internet like chatting and blogging. The credit goes to multi dimensional applications of social networking. Nowadays, social networking websites are a part of our daily life. It is very tough to find a person who does not have an account on any of popular social networking websites. Most of them have an account on every popular social networking website.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500Business Social Networking, a popular buzzword these days is among one of most important business tools for intelligent business owners. They are using this powerful online tool for various purposes and getting benefits of it. There are several online platforms available for intelligent and enthusiastic online marketers and business owners that help them in building a strong social network.
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500We hear the term networking bandied about all over the place these days. When a new business owner recently asked me to describe it I found myself heading to the keyboard to clarify my thoughts. Here for your consideration are my mental perambulations.