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How to Get Meetings with Your Idols

How to Get Meetings with Your Idols

| September 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

Offer value and have a reason to connect People will accept an invitation to meet from someone who is perceived to be of value to their business. Find an area of interest or passion for that person and offer your expertise or share information or research on that topic. Offer introductions to people in your […]

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6 Ways to Survive Your Next Business Networking Event

6 Ways to Survive Your Next Business Networking Event

| August 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

In my personal vision of hell, I’m in large, red party room filled with hundreds of 3-year old children trying to feed me burnt mac and cheese, Phil Collins playing “In The Air Tonight” live on stage, and two gargantuan spiders are serving appetizers — and most importantly, everyone, and I mean everyone there is […]

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Five Reasons You Should Reconnect with Your Old Professors

Five Reasons You Should Reconnect with Your Old Professors

| August 12, 2013 | 16 Comments

At some point, everybody has had a professor who clearly didn’t give two sh*ts about teaching. Whether these “educators” were primarily focused on research or they were simply burnt out on pension, they somehow managed to make you feel even worse about yourself in class (if you decided to show up). My challenge for you […]

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How to Maximize Your Time at Networking Events

How to Maximize Your Time at Networking Events

| May 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

For younger CEOs, especially those who are mainly working by themselves, networking can be vital to gaining new clients and colleagues. Not only that, networking can provide you with invaluable tips and advice. If you’ve gone to any events in the past, though, you know networking can sometimes be a huge pain. We’ve all been […]

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The Strategy to Prosper

The Strategy to Prosper

| April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

Finding clients is hard work. So many people seem to run from networking event to networking event, collecting stacks of business cards, hoping and praying that someone might someday need their services, actually remember them, and call. Truth is, they’re wasting their time. Here is one entrepreneur’s experience in how to get more clients and […]

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How To Win At Networking and Influence Sales

How To Win At Networking and Influence Sales

| March 17, 2013 | 6 Comments

Technology today is not what it used to be 10-15 years back. Neither is how business is conducted. And neither is the world. Then how can a core function of your business, sales, be done in the same fashion as it was done 10-15 years back? Times have changed and you need to evolve too. […]

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Your Next Conference: Make It Worth the Trip

Your Next Conference: Make It Worth the Trip

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

So you’ve marked your calendar to attend a conference in a new city — simple as that. You’ll attend a few classes, make some new connections, and call it a success. Not quite. These conferences can be huge investments of both time and money, and if that’s your plan, you’ll be missing out on valuable […]

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Infographic: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way

Infographic: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way

| January 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Despite the growth of social media and the internet, in-person networking is still an integral part of marketing for small businesses. MOO is an award-winning online print business that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to its customers and the world. Launched in 2006, MOO aims to disrupt the $640 […]

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How to Make Successful Business Connections in Foreign Countries

How to Make Successful Business Connections in Foreign Countries

| June 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

So you have been experiencing business success, rubbing shoulders with the right people, attracting investors, and getting some much needed publicity in industry magazines and websites. Great – and congratulations! But you have that ache in your heart to do more. I certainly did and am acting upon it now. In this globalized world clients […]

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Going to an Event Does Not Mean You’re Networking

Going to an Event Does Not Mean You’re Networking

| May 4, 2012 | 10 Comments

Does the fact that networking is an essential part of building your business make your heart race? Does it cause you to question if you have what it takes to do a startup? Don’t worry. I used to feel this way because I thought networking was all about going to events and schmoozing with strangers […]

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