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6 ways to start a networking conversation with anyone

You see someone across the room who could be a potential employer, customer, mentor, connection to other opportunities, or source of valuable information.<p>You need to find a way to talk to whomever it is. What do you do?<p>Starting a conversation from scratch is never easy, but it can be done, …


The 17 best icebreakers to use at awkward social events

But talking to new people doesn't have to be such a drag.<p>There are ways to get the conversation going without resorting to irritating clichés.<p>Check out these 17 icebreakers that will help ease you into an engaging conversation with people you've never met before.

A First-Time Manager’s Guide to Leading Virtual Teams

In the past, new managers often had the luxury of cutting their teeth on traditional collocated teams: groups of people, sitting down the hall from one another, who met up in conference rooms to hash out what they were trying to achieve and how to get there. Unfortunately, today’s increasingly …


Global Teams That Work

To succeed in the global economy today, more and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce. They build teams that offer the best functional expertise from around the world, combined with deep, local knowledge of the most promising markets. They draw on the benefits of …


5 Ways to Make Conference Networking Easier

Networking at a conference typically means rushing into a teeming crowd for coffee breaks and trying to make small talk. As an introvert, that scene isn’t for me. While I enjoy getting to know people one-on-one or in small groups, shouting to be heard by strangers and engaging in speed dating-style …


How to Make Networking at Conferences Feel Less Icky

Whether you like attending them or not, conferences offer great opportunities for networking. At conferences, you can extend your network by meeting new people, including potential employers or employees, and you can catch up with and get updates from those you already know.<p>In fact, networking has …


The Conference That’s Trying to Reinvent How We Network

<i>C2 Montréal’s outdoor plaza at night. Courtesy of C2</i><p>This past May, I found myself at a conference unlike any other I’d ever attended. What made it so different was the way people were interacting. One group sat in a circle of chairs suspended from the ceiling, a net beneath them in case anyone …

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Why Belly Fat Is So Stubborn (and How to Lose It)

Forget “flat belly diets,” “weird tricks,” and all the other nonsense on how to lose belly fat. Here’s the real story and science of losing it for …


28-days-to-lean Meal Plan

You'’re training hard every day with your program, going heavy on the weights and sweating up a storm with cardio. News flash: While that's critical …


44 Ways To Make More Money

Usually, people who want to bolster their finances trim their expenses.<p>But cutting costs only goes so far. Unless you already make a lot of money and spend like a bon vivant, most people can’t eke out that much more from their budget by decreasing expenses. Plus, the more you retrench, the more …

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2014's Hottest Gym Girls on Instagram

You may be new to Instagram—browbeaten into creating an account against your better judgment. If this is the case, then you’re definitely unaware of …

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32 Amazing Websites That Will Actually Save You Money

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Chest Workouts For Men: The 6 Best Routines For A Bigger Chest

All roads lead to Rome, they say. But some roads do it in half the time, because they were actually <i>meant</i> to get you to Rome. Likewise, that …



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