Four networking tips for 2015

January 6, 2015

The New Year ushers in the desire to increase business and commit to heart those marketing lessons learned over the past year. Here are four ideas for upping your business and social influence in 2015: 1) Review your social media profiles. Make sure you’ve added strategic individuals to your roster list for 2015. That way […]

A different way of viewing your strategic business alliances

December 17, 2014

As 2015 arrives here’s a strategic way of looking at your business-related associations. Why not turn those professional relationships into business friendships? Actually there’s a subtle but important difference in how the average business person typically views business-to-business networking. The standard networking approach eventually hits a “glass ceiling.” That’s because a deep level of trust […]

Three ways to increase your influence in business

December 2, 2014

Are you ready to raise your professional profile as 2015 arrives? Perhaps you’ve made some strategic connections during those year-end holiday gatherings. Or you may want to deepen some of the long-standing relationships you value and hold dear. Here are some ways to rise in influence among your peers: Take the lead in organizing a collaborative group. Seize […]

Put the polish on your elevator pitch

November 18, 2014

Casual chitchat at a business gathering will only take your networking so far. Here are some ways to put the polish on your elevator pitch. Let’s start with the basics. What you do: This is a neutral topic for most people, but don’t feel pressured to convey too much information too quickly. If you’re new to networking and […]

New year, new resolve to get connected!

November 2, 2014

The human mind is a marvel of engineering for one reason and one reason only: It’s all about those synaptic connections. When you have one solitary neuron not much happens. But when you link those connections together, you have intelligence. What does this have to do with networking? Consider this: Your professional connections operate like […]

Tips for forging new business friendships during the holidays

October 21, 2014

One of the best networking opportunities is just around the corner as seasonal festivities lend cheer to local, year-end networking get-togethers. Here are four ways to put a festive note on year-end business networking celebrations. Reserve one networking meeting for a gala party. Have a few simple prizes on hand to award to those who […]

The secret sauce for networking success

October 7, 2014

Intuitively most of us already know social-media relationships lack depth. It’s not because you or the other party isn’t charming or blessed with social grace — it’s the nature of the beast. When you communicate via social media, the channel is skinny and the bandwidth is thin. That’s exactly why you should aim for more […]

Business networking: Reaching for a higher goal

September 16, 2014

If you’ve had a modicum of success with forging new networking connections, why not consider a move up the networking ladder? As people move deeper into engaging with those high-level connections, operating in a more rarified air can pay off big time! Heeding these tips on how to engage with the bigwigs could provide a […]

Steer clear of these networking blunders

September 2, 2014

Two words turn the English-speaking world. Do you know what they are? You’ve said them hundreds, even thousands of times, and yet it’s so easy to take them for granted. If you guessed “thank you,” you’re right on target. Many times even networking pros can lose their focus. They forget those essential little phrases that […]

Three tips to power networking

August 20, 2014

As with any personal outreach, effective business networking requires regular face-to-face engagement. That’s a given, but what are some other tips for ensuring networking success? Here are three ways to boost your networking prowess. Be an early bird. Arriving fashionably late is great for Hollywood stars, but in networking the early bird wins hands down. […]