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    Success at Networking – 2 Ways to Valued Connections

    How do you show people that you care in your offline or “face-to-face” interactions?

    Provide them an opportunity to be heard.

    Most people don’t have an audience applauding and giving them support.  How can you provide that kind of support and uplift someone?  Give them time to be heard.  Listen to them – either set …

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    13 Physical Gestures That Are Immediate Business Turnoffs

    What is one physical gesture (hand gestures, etc.) that turns you off when meeting other businesspeople and why?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that …

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    Are Networking Events Obsolete?

    Are Networking Events Obsolete?

    You heard me right when I asked if networking events are obsolete.

    I think networking events are highly inefficient. I took several years off in my career to teach high school math, and then I spent a year in the non-profit sector. During that year, I attended a lot of networking …

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    5 Tips for Networking with Influencers

    Connecting with influential professionals in your industry can be extremely beneficial for your career. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about their expertise, but also you will have the chance to get yourself noticed by an influential professional in your field.

    Influencers can help you grow as a professional and do wonders …

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    Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

    Everybody agrees that networking plays a crucial part in our careers whether it is for finding a new job or a new client or just passing and sharing knowledge. However, not everybody is doing it right. If you want to network successfully and get noticed by the person you want to connect with, you should …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – #1 Must Do to Accelerate Networking

    A popular saying is that “Social Media is word of mouth marketing on steroids.”  Another is that Social Media amplifies your word of mouth.

    Both of these statements are true.

    The mistake that’s made is in the foundation or in the assumption that word of mouth in that connections or association already exists. It must …

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    Do These 5 Things to Market Yourself Well

    Marketing, by definition, is creating a positive environment for exchange. It could be exchange of goods and services. Yet, in today’s economy, it also includes the exchange of human resources for financial resources.

    Viewing yourself as the product that you are marketing, might help you in wrapping your mind around the power and the necessity …

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    Are You Just Looking for a Job, or Do You have a Campaign Going?

    No one needs to reiterate that today’s is a difficult job market that is unprecedented in recent times or that regrettably, many people are looking for jobs for extended amounts of time—sometimes for years! As a career coach, I often work with such people, and I notice that they have things in common: None of …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Should You Stay or Go?

    In everyone’s myth of the time deprived world, comes those moments of every busy executive or entrepreneur when they must ask should I stay or should I go? (Can you just hear the music from “The Clash” in your head now?) What I’m referring to are the dozens of networking events that bombard us via …

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    Six Tactics to Increase the ROI of Attending Conferences

    Whether you’re a business professional or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from attending a conference. Trade shows, annual conventions and industry meetings are a great way to attract clients and network for future job opportunities.

    Do you want to get the very best ROI possible when attending industry events?

    Six Tips for Getting…
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