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What Maya Angelou Taught Me About Influence

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One of my favorite sayings attributed to Maya Angelou is, “People forget what you say, they forget what you do, but they never forget the way you make them feel.” It’s a profound commentary on human nature that can help make us better influencers in every aspect of our lives. Read more for three ways to learn from this principle. Continue reading

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How to Ace a Lunch Meeting

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You’ve got a meeting with a key contact. What could be better? How about the opportunity to build relationships over lunch?

Lunch meetings can be a great way to build rapport with your contacts and prospects. But lunch meetings can also present a few pitfalls that you can and should avoid. Read on for five tips to avoid awkward moments over lunch. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Common Networking Mistakes

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Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray’s character is forced to repeat the same day over and over again? My experience at a recent “speed networking” event showed me that many people have the same approach to networking. They keep making the same rookie mistakes time and time again. Read on for four ways to avoid common networking mistakes, stand out in a crowd and be the kind of person people want to spend time with at events. Continue reading

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Business Networking: Take the Fear out of Follow Up

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Networking success comes when you actually make a great contact, and they tell you to “stay in touch.” What does that really mean and how do you do it? Here are four ways to make it easy for you to stay in touch and build relationships with your contacts.

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Networking Not Working? Here’s Why

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“Networking” is one of those business words that prompts a visceral reaction. My unscientific survey (of people met in my networking workshops) says that the majority of people dislike networking. If you want networking to work for you, make sure your process includes these three actions… Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Making it Easy to Stay in Touch

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Networking success comes when you actually make a great contact, and they tell you to “stay in touch.” What does “stay in touch” really mean? More importantly, how do you do it? Use these five simple steps to stay in touch like a pro and deepen the relationships in your network. Continue reading

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Networking Tips for Introverts

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Networking is an important skill for every professional, especially introverts. But how can introverts be great at networking? Follow these five simple steps. You will feel more comfortable and make it easier to achieve your goals. (And, these tips work for extroverts too.) Here are a few simple ways… Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient for Networking Success

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You can compare professional networking to many things, but it may be most like my chocolate chip cookie recipe. In both cases, you follow a simple step-by-step formula and then you add the secret ingredient. Follow it and you’ll feel better about your networking (and be more successful too). Continue reading

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Making Strong Networking Contacts Using Weak Ties

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Who is more likely to refer business to you: a casual acquaintance or a close friend? The friend, right? Actually, no. Studies show that people with whom you have “weak ties” are more likely to refer you others and help you make connections. Learn how to get more referrals and connections from casual acquaintances by using these simple techniques. Continue reading

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Business Networking Tips: A Simple Plan for Success

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Whether you love networking or loathe networking, it is easy to fill overwhelmed when you think of all the things you could be doing. The good news is that networking doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use a very simple plan to help you build relationships, attract clients or land your next job. Here is a simple, 5 step plan: Continue reading

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