The ultimate guide to effective networking

The ultimate guide to effective networking

Many think of professional networking as meeting a group of strangers, telling them what you do and exchanging business cards. Not true! Here is the truth of networking is about. Professional networking is primarily about making connections by taking a genuine...
8 tips to design your own business card

8 tips to design your own business card

A good business card should convey the overall image of your business and you as a professional. If you care about making the right good impression, you should probably continue reading… The main question is: How can you possibly get a message across in such limited...
22 ways to crush your next networking event

22 ways to crush your next networking event

Networking events: Love them or hate them, they’re a necessary part of life as a business professional. This is much more than showing up and grabbing some free snacks. It’s about meeting people, sharing who you are and what you do, and gaining some valuable...
There is harm in asking

There is harm in asking

Picture the scene. Someone has asked if you would be kind enough to connect them to someone of real value in your network. And after they sign off “what’s the harm in asking?” But the only way you will introduce them is that if the other person also finds them of...
The Way to Rescue Someone

The Way to Rescue Someone

It’s happened before It’s probably happened to you before. I know it has happened to me. Having gone to a conference, perhaps travelled many miles, researched who would be there, made a list of people to talk to, sent some emails – and yet here I am at the...
How to Give an Effective Handshake

How to Give an Effective Handshake

According to archeological ruins and ancient texts, the handshaking gesture date back to 5th century BC and it is thought to have a peaceful role: it demonstrates that the hand holds no weapon. However, the handshake can become a dangerous “weapon” if...
Mastering the Art of Small Talk

Mastering the Art of Small Talk

There is almost no way to avoid it: If you want to excel at business networking, you have to master the art of small talk. These ice-breaking conversations are important because they allow you to begin conversations and it’s the first step in connecting with others...
Why Does Networking Start with Giving?

Why Does Networking Start with Giving?

It seems too simple and yet so few of us do it. If you really want to be on the radar of hugely connected and influential people, the single best way to begin is to give these people something incredible. For free. Let’s take one example. Let’s say you are a web...
11 tips to nurture your network

11 tips to nurture your network

We live in a hyper-connected world where you: Do not need to know someone to connect with Can easily find someone on the web Can increase your online connections by hundreds every day Maybe not all the above is great but the most critical aspect is: With how many...