networking

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I saw the film The Rocker on PPV last weekend (if you’re a Spinal Tap fan, I think you’ll enjoy it . . . and the music kept my toes tapping). In addition to underscoring the power of YouTube (ya gotta see it!), the film got me thinking: When it comes to networking–and building a […]

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Networking, social networking–what’s the difference? When it comes to building connections among business owners, not a lot. But you can do both at The Women’s Congress conference in Miami, Florida, from January 24-25. I’ll be speaking there on the topic of “Social Media for Corporate Executives.” The Women’s Congress is a strategic networking, high-level education […]

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In a world where Ashton Kutcher pushes to get 1 million followers on Twitter, it’s sometimes hard to believe that networking and developing alliances isn’t just a numbers game. For most of us mere mortals, though, it’s not.It’s about relationships. It’s about contributing to a community and providing value. As Staci Shelton asks in her […]

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Post image for The Insider’s Guide to Networking on the Golf Course

Although I wrote this article as an “ode to the end of summer,” it applies just as well at the beginning.  The invitations may be fewer and farther between in this economy, but you may still get invited to a golf outing or two this season.  I used to approach them with dread (especially as […]

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One of the key components of a strong business is making sure you always have “stuff” in the pipeline. As we move into summer and the (theoretically) warmer weather, there are lots of delicious options for networking. Outdoor terraces, harbor cruises, events in public parks–they’re a wonderful way to enjoy a bit of natural beauty […]

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Such a saga!  Here’s how it ended: Grace finally confided that had changed her mind and she didn’t want to be involved with the network marketing organization.  But, if I still wanted to go forward with it, she’d do so, because she promised me that she would. I told Grace that if she really wasn’t […]

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What kind of a schmuck agrees to  front the money and only take 50% (me, obviously). And another lesson from the “why didn’t I see this coming?” department: We couldn’t agree on a business name.  Sounds crazy, right?  We kept going back and forth with different names for the business — Grace wanted one that […]

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