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Are you a 'Connector'?

 Malcolm Gladwell writes, "sprinkled among every walk of life . . . are a handful of people with a truly extraordinary knack of making friends and acquaintances. They are Connectors." In this interesting article, Alina Tugend, the
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Boost Your Business Referrals with a Strong Power Team

Some business people seem to have all the luck. The right people just seem to put themselves in the path of these lucky people, ready to introduce them to people who will give them all the business they could ever desire. Do you know any people
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Why Make All the Mistakes, When We Can Learn from Others?

There are “tried-and–true” networking techniques that are so simplistic they seem that they cannot be really effective. Many times, we try to re-evaluate, improve upon and complicate them. An experience I had once while
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Advanced networking: the fastest track in careers

In his book What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell titles one especially worthwhile chapter "The New-Boy Network." According to Gladwell, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a speech to former Microsoft interns and a young man posed an astute question to
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You Have to Be An Extrovert to Succeed at Networking…Or Do You?

A common assumption is that an extroverted, “people person” is the best type of networker. But this isn’t necessarily true. Most people who have started their own businesses and who depend directly on others buying their
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Let your 'elevator speech' elevate your business

If you were given a 180-second opportunity to change your business forever, would you be prepared to do it on a moment's notice?  You would if you learn about the elevator speech as defined by Terri Sjodin in her new book,Small Message, Big
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Have You Made Your Business Networking Campaign Checklist?

It’s amazing what a business networking campaign can do for your business. People rely on recommendations from trusted sources much more than they do from mere advertisements. The best thing is, the costs associated with running a
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Practice reciprocity without keeping score

When we were growing up, most of us learned to live by the Golden Rule:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Not "as they do unto you," but "as you would have them do unto you." As working
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People like people who like people

Quick, name three people at your workplace whom you look forward to seeing every day.  Now, name three who rain on your parade every time you see them. Which list was easier to generate? I believe it was Lucy of Peanuts fame
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Create Real Value Now, or Perish

The Era of Jack Welch is Over. Yes, the net has changed business as profoundly as anything since central banking. But instead of seizing the opportunity, most businesses are still so addicted to the old way of doing things that they do the very

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