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Startup Factory - Most Capitalized Accelerator in Southeast - Live Your Dreams

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Fall 2014 Application Deadline is Monday 6.30.14:
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Networking No-No's: Never Do These 3 Things, Ever via @TSF_VC

Networking No-No's: Never Do These 3 Things, Ever via @TSF_VC | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Here's how you can create a positive, life-affirming moment instead of a scary, personality-scarring event.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Curagami's (http://www.curagami.com )"bossman" at Triangle Startup Factory and chief investor in our #startup Chris Heivly wrote a great post for Inc. about 3 mistakes to never make when networking (made all three mistakes btw):

1. Don’t cold call/cold email. 

2. Don't tell me your life story. 

3. Don't ask me to read your mind.


AGREE with #1. My life's story is on the web. If you can get me on the phone, and I try to make that HARD, talk to me about what we have in common not YOUR THING. I could care less about YOUR THING no matter what it is until I know you are FRIEND and not FOE. 

Best way to cold call today is not to cold call. Share, educate and use friends of friends marketing to reach people. Cold calling is for suckers who think offending and interrupting is still okay. It isn't as our bossman points out. 

BTW, I've NEVER had someone turn down my request to write about them. If you want your personal currency to go UP start a blog and call influential people in your area and ask for an interview. That is how I met Chris :). 

Read more: http://www.inc.com/chris-heivly/how-to-network-effectively-every-time.html#ixzz35656Syje
 

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