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How to Make the Most of Your Networking Lunch

by Betty Liu Networking is a necessary–if sometimes, exhausting–part of doing business. For being so critical, it’s amazing how confusing and enigmatic it can be. Some people are just simply better at it than others. Others just have to learn the ways of networking, but not without lots of trial and error. One of the […]

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4 Creative Ways to Network

For many of us, “networking” is close to a dirty word. Most people dread showing up to events with the sole purpose of selling themselves to strangers—all of them busy trying to sell themselves, too—in hopes of walking away with new connections that might lead to new positions, experience, and opportunities. The problem with traditional […]

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7 Things You Need to Know about Following Up

Just had a conversation…haven’t heard back Problem – Your meeting ended before there was time to provide specific next steps Solution – If it makes sense to continue the conversation, never leave a meeting without both sides committing to the next meeting Submitted proposal….haven’t heard back Problem – You are now chasing the prospect, hoping […]

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The Secret to Networking

The secret to networking is, wait for it…. focusing on your customer. If she was in the room today: Who would she want to know more about? What businesses would she be interested in? What does she need help with? Seek out other businesses that answer one of those questions from a complementary industry and build your network […]

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch can be delivered either verbally, ideally in 60 seconds or less, or as a one-page overview of your company.  Think of the elevator pitch as an executive summary that provides a quick overview of your business and details why you are going to be successful. Elements to include… The Problem: Try to […]

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10 Reasons to Attend Networking Events

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. 10. Build relationships with new contacts 9. Meet influencers 8. To learn industry updates 7. Find partners 6. Increase visibility 5. Give back to the community 4. Your network is your Net Worth 3. Learn new trends 2. Personal development 1. Word […]

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Surviving Networking Events

Before Clean up your online presence and update your social media profiles. This helps new connections see what you are about and it gives you a refresher on your professional talking points. Have your one-minute commercial and small talk topics ready before you go! During Be personable and open. Smile! Talk to everyone – even […]

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