Author: Liz Lynch

Liz is author of Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person and Online (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and a sought-after speaker who brings a practical and insightful perspective to networking that has connected with a global audience. Her printed and audio products have sold on six continents, she’s been invited to speak at conferences and organizations around the world, and her writings have been translated into multiple languages. Liz is also founder of the Center for Networking Excellence, a company that develops products, programs and seminars to help entrepreneurs and professionals get clients, build their businesses, and accelerate their careers through networking.
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Secrets to Getting More Referrals – Part 2

Increasing Your “Referability” Factor


Getting referrals and attracting opportunities from people you connect with both in person and online comes down to being highly referable.

Last week I posed some questions to help you assess your referability factor. The first three test whether you’re giving contacts enough information to make the referral:

Can contacts…
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Building Relationships Organically – Part 1

When we don’t need anything and simply interact with the people around us—with the other students in our classroom, the other players on our sports team, the other professionals in our office, our neighbors next door—we build relationships organically. Proximity leads to conversation and shared experiences, which brings us closer and leads to more conversation …

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Still Job Hunting Like It’s 1999?

The latest job figures released on Friday showed that the U.S. unemployment rate inched up 10 basis points in September to 9.8 percent. Many companies continue to reduce headcount, and those that are hiring are being very cautious and taking their time to find the right candidate.

Yet, many job seekers are still approaching their …