Networking can be an effective tool for marketing your business, promoting your personal brand or bringing awareness to causes and initiatives. In order to gain success in this communicative avenue, your messaging must be on point. How can you utilize networking to reach your goals? How can you properly connect with others to build awareness? How can you streamline your process to make it effective? [...]
Networking is a way of life. Everyone networks. Networking is a prime requisite to build contacts and flourish in a professional environment. Whether you are looking for an insurance agent, an auto mechanic or a consultant, you are likely to ask your friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. When you approach networking as part of your lifestyle, it requires a more structured, deliberate approach, but it ultimately boils down to talking with other people, expanding your circle of contacts, gathering information and hopefully connecting with “decision makers” who you may potentially do business with. [...]
a checklist or set of networking “do’s” before attending each event or encounter to make the most of their efforts. Double checking this list can be beneficial to your success.
There are several benefits to have a strategic method for applying your networking practices: [...]
I’ve been having an interesting experience these past couple of weeks as the target of a few people on social media whose views differ from my own.
I genuinely like people and find everyone to be unique – we all have a different story, a different experience which dictates how we see things from our own individual perspective. However, how people deal with their perspectives covers a whole spectrum of emotions. [...]
Networking can work for everyone, but it doesn’t mean you can just go through the motions and land your dream job as a result. Networking is only effective when you use the right strategies. Here are some of the most common mistakes executives make in their networking efforts. [...]