Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:25:56 -0500
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:37 -0500Far too often well meaning business owners and their employees fail at this necessary skill that is required to build a business. In this article Tom shares with you his solid tips to stop this formula for failure forever.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:37:36 -0500Use etiquette and understanding to build quality relationships. Learn these tips to grow your networks.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:53:07 -0500Did you know that coffee could do much more than just wake you up in the morning? And that networking over a couple of cappuccinos and cafe lattes is ideal for those with busy schedules? All you have to do is just step away from your computer and enjoy real face time. Consider these quick and easy ideas before you schedule your next coffee meeting.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:29:40 -0500Use credibility to fuel your networking agenda. Learn these tips to build and foster quality relationships.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:23:20 -0500Speed networking can be a big help to your business, but you have to know how to do well in these sessions. This article will present some pieces of advice you can use to help bolster your speed networking sessions.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:02:04 -0500We all know the importance of having a good social and professional network. Networking is emphasized again and again in any business or career-related book or blog you read. Networking is important, but it has to be the right network. The concept of networking yourself is like driving a car. If you want to reach a place, you simply drive there; but, if you don't have a destination in mind and start driving in any direction, you are only wasting your time. Networking has to be value-adding for it to be worth your time.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:30:36 -0500Everyone wants actively employed candidates with a book of business they can bring with them. How do you recruit people when they are too busy to even take your call?
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:48:11 -0500If you are a business professional, there is a good chance you will be invited to play golf with a possible future employer. This meeting could be the difference between you landing your dream job or settling for a lesser job. Golf has been a staple in conducting business for years and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:25:27 -0500What has me be a high performer is that I have a very high degree of integrity. First, I want to say a bit about the meaning of integrity that I am speaking about. I am not speaking about anything that has to do with morality- with right and wrong or good and bad, that most people refer to when they speak about integrity. For example- you are good if you have integrity or bad if you don't. I am not talking about it like that, at all.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:47:19 -0500Learn a good balance of business and fun. Use these tips to do double duty on your networking endeavors.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:48:43 -0500Do not get lost in a sea of confusion. Use these tips to revamp your networking goals and agenda.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:40:26 -0500As our businesses mature and become established it is more important than ever to continue marketing and networking. Forming new relationships triggers creativity and inspires us in our everyday life.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:18:23 -0500Construction Management is an important component in the successful delivery of a development project. As with any other discipline, professional organizations provide an excellent opportunity for growth and networking. These groups offer great opportunities for construction professionals to advance their career forward.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:08:02 -0500Networking is always an important endeavor when it comes to success in a business. But there may be other ways of networking that you may not have thought of.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:46:41 -0500Business networking is still an important part of getting your business or product known. Just because social media seems to have replaced traditional forms of marketing it doesn't mean that you can forget about the impact of being personal. Networking is still an important, tried and tested method of 'getting the world out there'. This article outlines 5 things that you need to know to network effectively.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:58:01 -0500There are the technical skills you were taught in school: engineering, geology, environmental services. The science and methods (The why). As you start working in the industry though you need to gain more skills and experiences related to real life business activities.
Tue, 31 May 2016 06:29:58 -0500Use other means of online marketing to capture and engage your networks. Learn these tips for building great connections.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:17:49 -0500Success in your career as a professional engineer goes well beyond completing your Engineer-in-Training, passing your PE, and earning your discipline registration. Putting in the months and years of work to become proficient, even expert, in your craft will take you a long way, but you will hit a professional wall. The best way to go over that wall is to get involved in a professional organization.
Wed, 18 May 2016 06:43:12 -0500There are many constructive and fulfilling opportunities and outcomes in a successful career as a financial advisor. With the proper education and certification, there are a couple of pathways from which a person can choose. For example, an ambitious newcomer can get in on the ground floor at an established agency and take the road more travelled, building a clientele and climbing the corporate ladder over the years. Another choice would be deciding to hang out his or her shingle and take the leap into establishing their own business. Either way, it's important to remember that while finance may naturally seem to be a business of and about money, it's really a business of and about people. The people you come to know, work with and serve over the span of your career will mean the difference between fulfillment and success or mediocrity and failure.
Tue, 17 May 2016 10:52:11 -0500Do you ever feel like you've totally exhausted your network? Perhaps nothings moving and you just don't know where to turn next? Here are a few ways to shake things up and continue expanding or refreshing your network.
Mon, 16 May 2016 10:43:12 -0500For many introverted or shy people seeking jobs, or even entrepreneurs looking to gain new clients to grow their business, networking can be one of the most nerve-wracking activities. If you're new to networking, or just not very comfortable with the idea, but know it's something you need to do, this article has some great ideas to get you started as painlessly as possible.
Fri, 13 May 2016 06:55:23 -0500Networking is an art, and like any artist, you need to constantly practice, refine and critique your work. Networking makes a huge contribution to your life and career, and it's a skill you can acquire.
Wed, 04 May 2016 13:35:19 -0500Have you ever wondered how top executives always seem to land on their feet in the job market? Great advice provided on how to help you network like a pro.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:31:00 -0500Business networking is very important and creating meetings for the same can get you very important contacts and leads. Whether you are looking for new employees, new clients or beneficial contacts, then the meetings will help you do just that. However, the meetings are only as successful as how you plan and organize them and you therefore must be attentive to all details so you can get crowded rooms that generate value for your company and business at large. What you do before, during and after the meetings rely determines the results that you get.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:51:46 -0500Trust is built more easily face to face. The whole process is just faster. So you should be doing more of that in your business. No matter where you meet people you need to have a plan for it to be beneficial for your business, and so that you don't waste your time (or theirs!)
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:40:33 -0500Join forces and create strategic alliances. Learn these tips for growing a viable and productive network.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:15:43 -0500Tired of attending every networking meeting in town? Turning over rocks to find clients or chasing them around a networking meeting really is not the way to build your business. Try a new approach!
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:37:24 -050080% of entrepreneurs network the wrong way. Make sure you're not one of them. The key to this article: Don't expect to receive when you have yet to give.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:15:03 -0500Looking For Networking Success? These 4 simple questions will open up the world of networking to you. They will help you embark on a successful people meeting journey. Most importantly, you'll be able to walk into an event with a healthy new level of confidence and expectations.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:51:58 -0500Networking has been around for a long time and for those who do it well they attract new business contacts, referrals and even close friendships. Yet many salespeople miss the mark for a number of reasons. The article looks at four easy and practical steps anyone can implement and reaffirms the importance of attending functions regularly.
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 11:02:03 -0500If so, congratulations. If not, it is time to work on the things that need changing. Self-reflection is important here too. If you have not done any personal development it is time to start. Understand you and what you stand for and who you are seen as in the marketplace. Would you buy you and your service and or product?
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:55:04 -0500New styles of networking have emerged. Read how you can use these avenues to grow your networks.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:25:27 -0500Most networking encounters result in dead-end leads. When you attend a conference, business gathering, or trade fair how many connections actually end with one party contacting the other? Here we will look at 3 game-changing tips practiced by networking experts.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:26:40 -0500Networking is one of many ways to market yourself and your company and would be one of the most productive activities when done correctly. It can generate high quality referrals and sales. The article covers 4 main behaviors that lead to failure in networking and concludes with practical easy to follow solutions.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:26:31 -0500Why should you ask questions of your sponsor? Simple, Relationships Raise Money! (Oh, and because most people looking to get sponsored don't ask questions.) Here are the 4 must-know questions to get sponsored faster.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:43:24 -0500Building a new business relationship is like entering someone's house for the first time. How you are perceived and greeted is based on the role you take on. You must be cognizant of the cultural differences in this house and adjust to them, as you would adjust to your role as a guest in someone's house.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:44:15 -0600Many people hate networking. They despise it so much that they miss out on great business opportunities.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:07:24 -0600Networking is simply about understanding that people have 3 key needs and then remembering the Be, Do and Have formula for networking success. Practice and you will become perfect.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:39:34 -0600Use these tips to build quality, professional relationships. Learn how to get the right response in your requests.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:27:22 -0600One of the multiple benefits of leveraging on your personal or professional network as part of your job search efforts is that some of your network contacts may be somehow related to the industry or company of interest and can provide you with useful information and referrals. However, there are times that some contacts, especially those who you do not have a close relationship with, that may be somehow reluctant to share their network information to you.
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:42:05 -0600Printed business cards are still very useful even with everything around us going digital. If you are a serious business person then you simply cannot ignore the value of having and actually giving out your business card. The cards tend to make very good impressions, especially when you are meeting prospective clients and work just as great with those you have met before but never had a chance to exchange contacts with. You however must ensure that you dish out only professional looking business cards that pass you for the pro you are.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:52:21 -0600No matter where in life you are in the current moment, networking is vital to success. This comes from both maintaining the key connections made in the past and developing new ones along the way as well.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:10:42 -0600Don't network mindlessly. Find effective ways to use your time to network to get more clients or referral sources.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:57:32 -0600We think that being successful in business is all exciting and full of fun. When it is usually learning the fundamentals of business and applying them. Prospecting is just one of the fundamentals that you must learn. Discover more about prospecting today.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 08:22:54 -0600I used to only drink white wine, mostly Chardonnay, but occasionally Pinot Grigio. Until my husband and I went to Italy on vacation. I got such an education in wines, in preservatives, in the wine making process- it was fascinating.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:59:31 -0600Acquiring this social comportment is one aspect but practicing it is another. It is only when we don't pay attention that our conduct may go against etiquette. It is imperative that we compute this word's procedural programming in our default system and avoid taking liberties to keep our guards down. It would be nice to wield this social weapon to guard us. It comes in singular form. The correct word is etiquette and not etiquettes what many people refer to it as. Sometimes, we land into uncertainty at an unfamiliar social gathering as to what the proper response should be, and what others around us might expect of us in a certain situation. It is here that the rules of etiquette save us. It encompasses specific codes to follow in every social interaction, and in all societies. It is a culture-centric word. What is excellent etiquette in one society may not be acceptable in the other, but in general, how we drink, walk, sit and talk and carve genteelly is all that comes under etiquette and sync well with all societies.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:22:21 -0600Take your networking to higher heights. Learn these tips for networking when you travel.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:57:07 -0600As a business owner, networking will be one of the keys to your success. People still like to do business with people, and so your network will translate into your net worth, which is why it's so important to follow the 10 Commandments of Networking.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:46:07 -0600If you're here doing your due diligence on whether or not if World Ventures is a pyramid scheme or a scam or not, then you have clicked on the right article. Let's dive right in it shall we.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:17:47 -0600Networking is a subject everyone craves information about, but few people are able to master. Here are some major mistakes people tend to make, and what you should do instead to nail networking your networking game in 2016.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:49:46 -0600Are you still doing it the old way? I mean getting clients. Are you still slugging it out at networking events, and spending endless hours on social media, only to bring in a new client every few months? Then it's time to change the way you are doing your prospecting.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:54:59 -0600Selecting your Company Name, Logo, and Brand - Make certain to pick the right name for your business; furthermore, ensure that the organization name is suitable for use. What's more, you need to mark your organization name with either a logo, original content or both.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:48:01 -0600Business cards continue to be important, even in today's digital age. Here are some tips to help you maximize the effectiveness of your card to help drive your business.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:50:49 -0600Customers are the lifeblood of any business. You can come up with the most innovative and the most competitively-priced product, but without customers to buy it, your business won't last long. Thus, one of the secrets to building a strong brand from scratch is coming up with ways to nurture customers into lifelong supporters.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:52:35 -0600Building successful professional relationships take time. But, these 10 tips will get you started towards networking with other professionals in your desired field.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:47:33 -0600Having a good business card is not as necessary as posting your name and contact data on a little 3.5" x 2" card. There are an enormous number of ways you can organize your business card, numerous choices with regards to the data you incorporate, and considerably more ways you can make your business card emerge.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:44:20 -0600It is important to successfully engage in a conversation. The keys to success are you should understand your target, you should ask many questions, you need to actively listen, you should concentrate and not get distracted, and you should disagree with respect to your counterpart.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:23:17 -0600You are going to make many moves in business ownership, jobs, and independent contracting, BUT... You will always be "YOU!" Share who you are with others as you network, and not what you do until someone asks you. Then you know they really want to know! When you go out to network, it is nice to share the beauty of you and not be about asking for help from people that don't know you. You should not ask for help from people without knowing them, and/or having a relationship with them. It can be a huge turn-off and keep you from getting the bigger piece of the business.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:12:09 -0600Each episode of the Andy Griffin show started with him going to the fishing hole. When you are the sheriff of Mayberry going to the fishing hole, it is a place to relax. But, when you are a business owner, the term or analogy for fishing hole is where you go to find paying clients.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 06:41:08 -0600Do not get stuck selecting a group to join. Use these tips to make the right choice.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:23:56 -0600The business card is a communications tool and is therefore part of your marketing plan. See to it that its message aligns with all other marketing materials, including the look of your website. There is room for some creativity in its design, so be authentic and allow your card to reflect your personality.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:48:53 -0600There are many rewards to freelancing and working as a consultant. Besides the opportunity to reap financially, freelancing - when done correctly - allows great opportunity for self-development and establishing new relationships.
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:53:16 -0600In the affairs of men, nothing matters more in building wealth, influence and leverage than the friends you keep. In short, your network! As Brian Tracy once quipped, "you can't fly with the eagles if you keep scratching with the turkeys."
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:48:13 -0600Do not get caught doing these networking mishaps. Learn how to keep a polished and professional approach.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:49:09 -0600When you hire a business coach and develop a program or product, the first marketing instructions you get will probably be something like this: "Contact your friends, send them a warm letter, offer them your services or product, and ask them if they know people who would be interested." Bingo! You're on your way with a marketing list, sure to grow as your friends enthusiastically spread the word.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:54:25 -0600Get inside tips on how to narrow down your networking endeavors. Carve out a niche for success.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:45:13 -0600Hanging out your shingle and declaring yourself 'ready for available loads' is not enough. To keep your business sustainable, you need to learn how to network.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:31:44 -0600When planning to attend a business Christmas party, plan is the operative word. Whether the party is hosted by your company, a client, or a business or professional association relax and enjoy the event, but remember that you are at work. To make the most of your invitation, focus less on revelry and more on building or renewing relationships.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:29:04 -0600Here are some helpful tips to help you when creating your elevator speech. And other places you can use it, other than the elevator.
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:39:36 -0600Are you terrified of networking? Well, you're not alone, I can immediately call to mind at least a handful of people who are fearful about it, probably more if I thought about it for longer.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:31:13 -0600Corporate meeting venues tend to be the same old banquet hall. However, you can liven up your next business gathering by choosing a unique option.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 09:59:06 -0600I want to help you take advantage of this perfect time going into the Holiday season. Let's ramp up your efforts to burst through 2016. Let me help you get started and gain the momentum needed to just be a force to be reckoned within 2016. If you did well in 2015 or not so much either way, now would be the time to have your plan in place to either continue with the success or to begin to experience it. Which ever it is take a look and see how to strategically do just that.
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:27:49 -0500Learn these tips for adding more value to your networking. Enhance your strategies for big success.
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:23:25 -0500I was recently at a networking event and I noticed that there are really good networkers, and not so good networkers. Which group do you think you are in?
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:32:06 -0500You've risen from bed at 5.30 am and driven 20 miles to network with 30 business owners who can hold the key to future success. Is there anything you can do to improve your strategy for networking success? Here are 5 Tips to improve your chances of being a more successful networker.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:59:20 -0500While giving your business card to someone and receiving theirs is an expected part of networking, most people will ask themselves is "when is it appropriate to do so?" Learn three simple rules to follow to avoid becoming one of the World's Worst Networkers.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:42:45 -0500Are you just getting started with building your network? These networking basics will get you started the right way. Below I will share with you the 5 things you need to know in order to get started with building your network.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:35:11 -0500Learn these savvy tips for being more networking friendly. You can create a positive and conducive atmosphere for business and social dealings.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:07:10 -0500Learn these tips for turning up your networking after hours. Be dynamic in connecting with others in your moonlighting gig.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:04:23 -0500Business Networking is a key part of building a profitable business. Here are three tips to help you make the time you spend doing it work for you.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:47:27 -0500Have you started a home business? Are you currently with the company you originally signed up with? Are you presently in MORE THAN ONE COMPANY? If so, then you may have developed "Shiny Object Syndrome". Allow me to explain.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:07:18 -0500The key here is "networking" - it's just like the face-to-face stuff, but online. So you should act accordingly. If you're not a NFH in person, don't be one online. If you want to connect with someone you don't know, give them a reason to respond to you. Show interest in them and what they do. Start building that relationship. Explain why you'd like to connect.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:20:30 -0500With the recent downturn in the economy, businesses are looking for other ways to make money and profits. And why more money? Possibly so your company can afford to pay for a service or product of another company.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:00:40 -0500High profile leaders in your area may be more approachable than you think. Plan what you say and ask them something that will serve both you and your audience.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:10:08 -0500In the last 5 years I had the privilege of working with high class leaders in network marketing (in two different MLM companies). My experience gained in this years of struggling combined with my entrepreneurial background determined me to find "shortcuts" for success. Now I'm following Zig Ziglar's advice: "You can have everything you want in life if you help enough people get what they want"
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:39:49 -0500Networking meetings can be scary for some, especially if you're unsure how to get the conversation rolling. It's imperative you can share exactly what you do and who you do it for without sounding salesy. Here's a few tips to get you started.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:24:44 -0500Make the most of your networking endeavors. Use these tips to advance in your objectives and goals for true success.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:36:14 -0500A business card, invoice sheet, order forms and brochure are key elements of advertising your business. It also brings in future sales at craft shows from repeat customers. It took me about eight craft shows to realize the importance of a business card. Whenever a customer didn't buy something, they would ask me for a business card. Each time I kept saying "Sorry I don't have one at this time". After telling so many customers that I didn't have one I thought it was time I looked into obtaining some business cards.
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:26:04 -0500You are planning an event with all of the appropriate professional people. Of course, you will use your social media channels to create a giant buzz and to ensure that your event is a raging success. There are several ways that you can go about that and you will have to figure out which combination works best.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:48:02 -0500A professional network is a list of contacts that can enhance your career and help in your job search and can mean the difference between career success and falling behind the competition in the office and in the field. Once you get one established, it simply becomes a matter of adding to it. But it is those first few steps of establishing yourself that can be difficult.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:03:58 -0500Businesses have been built solely on networking. Do you know how to use it for further your business goals? Here are two tips for you.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:30:46 -0500Networking is one of the most powerful ways to build your business. But you need to do it right. Here are 7 tips to get your business noticed!
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:56:35 -0500Traditionally, writers and coaches have told us we are "six degrees of separation" away from meeting those on our "bucket list." However, this article presents six strategies that will generate quicker and better results.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:21:30 -0500Attending networking events is something that most of us dread doing and, if you've never been to one before, your first one can be quite intimidating. Here are some simple tips to help you be more comfortable the next time you find yourself at a networking event or even amongst a group of people you don't know.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:26:21 -0500For the entrepreneur, or business owner that struggles with maintaining a solid client base, and can't figure out what they are missing. This article gives you insight in ways to build rapport, gain clients, and turn them into loyal patrons.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:08:43 -0500Business Networking is a great way to build relationships that can lead to business. Here are three ideas to have under your belt to make sure that your business keeps growing and increasing its profits.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:21:41 -0500We live in a day and age where paying your dues is now often seen as a dirty ordeal. Yet, more than any other avenue for advancement in your working life - this one is chief. When one reflects upon the great expeditions and entrepreneurs of decades gone by, the willingness to pay your dues has always been foremost in their stories. Whether it was President Abraham Lincoln, the great steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie or even Mark Cuban in modern times; each success story has been one with hard work at its core. If you wish to advance and climb the ladder: you need be willing to put in the long and hard hours.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:39:28 -0500Business networking is all about building an extended team of associates who can add value to you in terms of expertise, advice and counsel and access to resources such as financing, channels of distribution and suppliers. As you build this team, you will learn who is more likely to be a productive resource and who focuses on his or her own enrichment. Sometimes these lessons come from the disappointing experiences of unfulfilled promises. Occasionally, the signals were clearly visible at the very first encounter, but you chose to ignore them. If hindsight produces clarity, then foresight must be infinitely more valuable in producing results that are more predictable.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:58:17 -0500Most crafters have business cards to give to potential customers. Here are a few real-life tips about creating the right business card and why your cards may not be working as well as they should.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:52:39 -0500Who would have thought that coffee would come to be recognized as the Swiss Army knife of professional (and not so professional) networking? In this article, the author talks about what he gained from the 200 coffee meetings he had over two years, and why meeting people over coffee is a good idea.