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How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks

From: Recommended by: Balaji Pasumarthy Fascinating article on how to get people to like you. This article gives 6 tips, from different research based books, with links to more in-depth articles.
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Invest In A Relationship Before You Take a Withdrawal

Many people rely on referrals from others as a primary source of business.  However, not everyone who relies on referrals is successful. Why is this? I’ve  studied these folks – and those who are not successful seem to
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True or False?–The More You Promote Yourself, the More Referrals You’ll Get . . .

From: Recommended by: Balaji Pasumarthy  By: Ivan Misner It is not enough if you talk about yourself, in order to get referrals tell people:  “This is what I do. Here
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3+1 = Networking Success

If I’ve been asked this question once, I’ve been asked it 100 times:  What is the one secret to success when networking for business? In order to be successful in building relationships that will lead to business referrals
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Tips for Throwing a Successful Business Mixer

Establishing a small business sometimes requires getting people to come to “your cave” to learn more about your products and services.  Throwing a business mixer is a great way to do this. Now, throwing a successful business mixer
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How to Create an Elevator Speech That Raises Eyebrows

From: Recommended by: Balaji Pasumarthy  By: Sam Horn "What do you do?" is the first question one hears at a Networking Event. What you say next is going to
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Confusing Networking with Direct Selling

Networking often gets a bad name because people are trying to sell to you from the time they meet you. What people do is "Direct Selling" and mistake it for Networking. Networking is first about adding value to someone and building a
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Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers. Snarls of bureaucracy. And all those endless meetings. But Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan say all those threats to our sanity might actually be helpful — the equivalent of sheep
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Bridging a Generation When Networking is Easier Than You Think!

One of the most important aspects of networking is the so-called “small talk” that occurs at networking functions. These ice breaking conversations are important because they are the first opportunities to identify and begin
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Where To Network? How to Find The Right Networking Events For You

ShareRegardless of the size of your existing network and type of business you are in, you cannot beat face to face relationship building and word of mouth marketing for growing your business. You just never know who people know, and how well