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10 Simple Tips for Successful Informal Networking

10 Simple Tips for Successful Informal Networking

| August 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

I recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post in which I shared with readers my love for informal networking and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters (Hint: One such encounter happened as I was wrapped in a towel in the gym locker room!). As much as I seem to […]

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5 Ways to Master Networking to Grow Your Business and Sign More Clients

5 Ways to Master Networking to Grow Your Business and Sign More Clients

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As an entrepreneur, one of the most important skills you can learn is how to network…effectively. Lots of people think that they know how to network when all they really do is leave a bad impression and then wonder why none of their efforts and converting into clients. As a business coach, one of the […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Connecting With Anybody (Without “Networking”)

The Ultimate Guide To Connecting With Anybody (Without “Networking”)

| May 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

On Rich20Someting, I talk all the time  about how important it is to become friends with successful people. And I’ve even revealed you the extremely detailed, personal story about how I got started in entrepreneurship — and why building a community of people around me played a pivotal role. I hope you read those two […]

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Five Reasons to Join a Startup

Five Reasons to Join a Startup

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Working at a startup is something pretty special. It may not provide the security of a corporate but risk-taking is all part of the attraction. So what are the perks? A small team, inspirational founders, a young, non-hierarchical set-up and an energizing spirit are what first come to mind. We’ve put together a list […]

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An Involved CEO is a Learning CEO

An Involved CEO is a Learning CEO

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

  What does that mean, “a learning CEO?” It is exactly what it sounds like: a Learning CEO is a CEO who is not only open to the idea of learning new information and skills but actively seeks them out. Brad Feld talks more about this on LinkedIn. When you look at the organizational pyramid […]

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5 Tips to Building Relationships That Matter

5 Tips to Building Relationships That Matter

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Okay, right out of the gate, let me torpedo a popular myth: It really isn’t ALL in who you know. What you know, how you know it, and what you plan to do about those things, matters at least as much. The old “who you know” adage is all about opportunities. And, in that, the […]

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You’ve Finished Your Startup Accelerator, So Now What?

You’ve Finished Your Startup Accelerator, So Now What?

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  You’ve got great ideas. You’ve gained access to a terrific startup accelerator program that helped you with funding and introduced you to insightful mentors. You’ve been networking in a sheltered environment and you’re better off than you ever were before. So now what do you do? Should professional networking still be an area of focus? […]

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5 Ways to Get More Referrals from your Professional Contacts

5 Ways to Get More Referrals from your Professional Contacts

| November 21, 2013 | 5 Comments

The quantity and quality of one’s professional network can be extremely valuable in career and business development. Getting introductions through your existing contacts is an excellent way to meet new contacts, customers, partners, or investors. Sharing a common relationship adds rapport and social proof to the interaction. This post describes five strategies for increasing the […]

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How to Build Relationships and Stay in Touch with Professional Contacts

How to Build Relationships and Stay in Touch with Professional Contacts

| November 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of the most common networking challenges people have, myself included, is staying in touch with people. It’s not enough to just meet someone once, you want to build a relationship over time for it to be valuable for both parties. Relationships require trust and rapport, which requires consistent contact over time. It can be […]

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How to Be an Approachable Genius

How to Be an Approachable Genius

| November 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Once, as a twentysomething, newly minted U.S. Marine Corps officer, I was asked by my commanding officer to fill in at a big staff meeting. I was eager to impress this room full of experienced, confident warriors. After all, this would be their first impression of me. I had to make it good. I was […]

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