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How to Be Awesome at Networking

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People can smell a networking play a mile away. Here's how to build meaningful connections over time and let them pay off in the long run.


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oconnorandkelly's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:23 AM

#smarterbiz

Phyllis Smith's curator insight, January 1, 12:15 PM

Just be yourself - people like real people.  Remember you are selling yourself first.

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Seven ways business networking is like online dating

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Some people have said that business networking and career connecting is just like dating. With the advent of work intranets and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the world of business networking is as much about online interacting as the more traditional, face to face offline gatherings.

 

When you network online, you’re simply finding, connecting and engaging with people to fulfil your commercial or career objectives. If you swap the words ‘commercial’ or ‘career’ for ‘romantic’ then you’ve stepped into the world of online dating, a multi-billion pound industry in the UK alone.

 

For many a lonely, busy business professional, online dating is a convenient ‘lead generation’ mechanism which hopefully puts you in front of any number of eligible, available and interested romantic prospects. Indeed, it’s said that one in four relationships is initiated online.


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Rob Hook's curator insight, September 16, 2013 4:48 AM

But make sure you go to the right events. Those that your target audience might attend

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Five Warning Signs That Your Networking is NOT Working – And How to Turn it Around |

Five Warning Signs That Your Networking is NOT Working – And How to Turn it Around | | Sales & Relationship Management | Scoop.it

Regardless of the need you may have, the purpose of networking is to connect with other people that you can help and that can help you. Networking connects you to resources you need to make the sale, connect the friend, promote the agenda, or just share ideas. From time to time we may begin to question whether our networking efforts are paying off.

 

Have you ever wondered if your networking efforts are worth the trouble? Perhaps wondering if it is working is the biggest indicator that your networking is not working. Here are five more warning signs that your networking is not working.


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Simone Favaro's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:57 AM

Take a look at these five warnings in order to understand if your networking is going well

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7 Key Habits of Super Networkers

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Business owners who do not see the value in becoming great networkers, are doing their business no favours, as the ability to effectively network is one of the greatest assets that a business owner can bring to their business.

 

Effective networking takes hard work and persistence, but the benefits to a business whose owner or managers have strong networking skills, are immense and should not be under-estimated.

 

This excellent article, suggests that one of the strong benefits of networking is uncovering incredible opportunities for your business to exploit, and it suggests seven habits you should adopt to become a super networker.

 


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Audrey's comment, November 6, 2012 6:19 AM
I would like to read the whole of this article as it may be helpful for me. audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
Fernanda Grimaldi's comment, November 6, 2012 6:51 AM
Audrey I sent you an e mail with the link to the article.