Networking gets a bad rap. But, as with so many things, it’s usually just the bad apples who spoil it for everyone else.
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So the hard part is over. It was smooth sailing throughout your entire presentation. The audience laughed at your jokes, they stayed attentive, and they even responded to your questions. Your speech is coming to an end, and you need the perfect way to leave your audience thinking.
Making new friends is one of the greatest benefits of a new job.
Networking is an important part of building, maintaining and advancing your career, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time to do it right.
This post is by Nicole Smartt, vice president and co-owner of Star Staffing. Nicole can be found on Twitter @StaffingqueenN. You went to a networking event, chatted with new contacts, and collected cards. Now what? There are multitudes of things you can do to make a personal and lasting impression past the first interaction. Now that [...]
Shelley Spector is the president and co-founder of Spector & Associates, (spectorpr.com) a public relations firm in downtown Manhattan. She also teaches Public Relations in the Communications department at New York University’s School of Continuing / Professional Studies. Public relations (PR) is one of the nation’s fastest growing fields. It’s also one of the [...]
This post is by Phil La Duke, a partner in the Performance Assurance Practice for ERM. La Duke has over 20 years of training, performance improvement, and lean manufacturing experience. It seems like everything you read about social networking these days contains some dire admonishment about the importance of keeping your social outlets squeaky clean. [...]
“Coffee Shopping” is how I describe loosely defined, networking meetings and business introductions — which mostly seem to take place in the neighborhood coffee shop. I like meeting new people, learning about their work and determining if we can support one another. Most of my business comes from referrals so the open approach to networking [...]
You’re done with your fall semester, and now it’s time for holiday break. Three straight weeks of couch lounging and video games sounds great when you’re up to your eyeballs in coursework, but it isn’t very productive long term. Why not devote some time and energy to one or more of these five low-key activities [...]
Go to any job fair, career event, mixer, or gathering and you’ll hear people murmuring about networking. Any headline offering advice about finding a job in a tough economy mentions networking as the best way to find a job. Career coaches, speakers, consultants and other experts all tout the value of networking. Here are three [...]