Networking

Persistence and a Strategy Is How You Can Grow Your Network 10x In 3 Months

Persistence is what distinguishes the best networkers.<p>The word "network" has become a bit trite in our culture today. People are always talking about "networking" and it has led to a stigma of insincerity. When people are creating connections with others for the sole purpose of receiving a benefit, …

I tried LinkedIn's career advice app vs. dating app Bumble's version and discovered major flaws with both

• <b>I recently tried out two new, digital approaches to networking: LinkedIn Career Advice and Bumble Bizz.</b>• <b><br>I had a hard time connecting with fellow journalists and starting conversations on both.</b>• <b><br>One of the apps proved to facilitate a more enjoyable, seamless experience — although not that effective in</b> …

Careers

Are You Ready to Host a User Conference? 5 Ways to Tell the Time Is Right.

Are your customers asking for one? Be sure to give them one that prompts them to become evangelists for your brand.<p>Microsoft Ignite, Oracle OpenWorld and Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce: These tech conferences are household names in the software community, and each company has a customer base broad …

Marketing

7 foolproof tips to help you survive any holiday party

The holidays are in full swing — and along with the festive season comes a slew of cocktail parties, work gatherings and family events. For those of us that aren't the "life of the party" types, we often dread going to events where we have to make small talk. Here are seven tips to feeling less …

Health

How To Succeed When You Don’t Have Access To A Professional Network

Sometimes, gaining access to a strong professional network means building your own.<p>I know now that a strong professional network is pretty much mandatory for career growth. But once upon a time, I didn’t have the same sense of pre-professionalism as many of my peers, let alone the network. As a …

Careers

Forget Run-Of-The-Mill Networking -- Here's How To REALLY Make Meaningful Professional Connections

In my own experience, a successful career is based more on good work, strong value, time management and sheer talent. If you have that and can market yourself, you’ll be set! For a lucky few, who they knew helped them grow in their career – and it’s hard to know who those lucky few may end up being.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

How to Make the Most of This Holiday's Party Season Without Screwing Things up

First off, don't think of parties as networking opportunities. That's right. No networking.<p>From office parties and client lunches, to end-of-the-year industry dinners, the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for your calendar and your career. But it's always wise to see the wine …

How To Make New Friends When You're Not A Child Anymore

How does this work again?<p>Humans are social animals and we all know how important it is for our health and general wellbeing to maintain good …

How To Stop Letting Insecurity Hold You Back From Networking

After feeling insecure and lonely as a kid, Deena Baikowitz, the chief networking officer of the Fireball Network, turned that experience into a mission: No one should ever have to be alone.<p>In the latest episode of the “Work It: Story Suite,” Baikowitz shares some amazing tips for how to deal with …

Three Steps To Attract Opportunities On LinkedIn

Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels on LinkedIn? Are you struggling to find and cultivate those who hold the keys to your next professional opportunity? Do you wish you knew an easy way to take LinkedIn conversations to the next step?<p>If you answered yes, then trust me, you’re not alone. I …

Sheryl Sandberg

Superevent: The Freemium Event App You Can Publish Immediately [Review]

Superevent: What Is It?<p>Superevent is a self-service app you can adapt to the specifics of your event. You can preview your event app as you build it …

FREE zero-day for every reader: AT&T's DirecTV kit has a root hole – and no one wants to patch it

echo "Bot herders will love"; cat /etc/passwd #AT&T's DirecTV wireless kit has an embarrassing vulnerability in its firmware that can be trivially …

Information Security

Do You Really Introduce Yourself Outside Of Work?

Introductions and knowing someone’s name are basic parts of networking and building strong relationships. Yet, we often take introductions for granted and assume that we all know each other when we’re outside of the office setting, like at sports events or conferences or association meetings.<p>If …

Former Facebook exec: I didn’t mean social networking is all bad

During a recent talk at Stanford, Chamath Palihapitiya, the early Facebook executive who now runs venture capital firm Social Capital, spoke of the dangers of social networks—such as their ability to efficiently spread false information—and said that he felt “tremendous guilt” for his role in the …

Technology

Being True To Yourself: Success Without Compromise

Culturally as women of color, we are often taught to keep our professional life and personal life separate and not bring our “full” self to work. But this practice could actually hurt us, leading to lack of advancement at our companies because colleagues feel that they don’t know us. How do you …

The Workplace

The Time-Tested Recruiting Strategy That's Missing From Your Arsenal

At my company, we’re always looking for creative ways to find great candidates. Recently, we hit upon a little-known strategy: hosting informal meetups.<p>Companies often host meetups or coffee chats when recruiting at colleges. And a few companies, like Goldman Sachs, host meetups to find software …

Recruitment

How to Be the Ultimate Networker, According to Tim Ferriss

In the new Scribd podcast ScribdChat, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss reveals how smart networking led to his first of many best-selling books.<p>The media platform Scribd's new podcast, ScribdChat launches today with the big guns: An interview with Tim Ferriss. The author gets into his new book <i>Tribe of</i> …

Self-improvement

Advice From a Billion-Dollar Entrepreneur (That Anyone Can Use)

This entrepreneur says there's one thing you can do that will almost guarantee you will succeed.<p>Mark Moses started his first company when he was 19 years old. That started off a career in entrepreneurship that saw him on the Inc. 5000 list four times, winning the Ernst And Young Entrepreneur of the …

Entrepreneurship

The Power of Good Relationships and Thoughts on Building and Maintaining Them

A few months ago, a friend of mine was reflecting about finishing up his masters degree in social work. He wasn’t so much worried about finding a …

7 savvy ways to use the office holiday party to get ahead at work

The office holiday party CAN help you reach the corner office<p>Make the office holiday party work for you.<p>Just as it has been for decades, at this …

Money

Another Reason to Get Good at Networking: Your Company's Funding Could Depend on It

Relationships always matter.<p><i>What impact does an entrepreneur's network have on capital raising success? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique Ventures, Pique</b> …

Venture Capital

How to forget a network on a Mac

It’s great that our laptops quickly remember familiar networks without having to ask for permission to connect, but sometimes you’ll want to forget a …

Wi-Fi

Bias is not just in our datasets, it's in our conferences and community

December 11, 2017<p>NIPS 2017 should have been a decisive win for fairness both within our community and the communities impacted by it. Black in AI had …

Machine Learning

Ask the Experts: The Next Big Thing in Event Tech 2018

This past year was definitely an interesting one in the fast-evolving world of event technology. We saw the arrival of AI-enabled chatbots with …

GDPR

5 Corporate Event Ideas To Steal Now

It’s very easy to be boring when planning corporate events. Here are five ideas for you to jazz up your corporate event in 2018.<p>This video is brought …

Why Networking Is Not Overrated

I read an editorial recently in <i>The New York Times</i> with one eye on the paper and the other one rolling in the back of my head. (Metaphorically, that …

Sara Blakely

Chamber Networking Group

This event is designed specifically for our small- to medium-size member companies who want to expand their network of contacts, generate new …

Boston

13 Ways Companies Can Strengthen Engagement At High-Profile Events

Big events or launches are excellent opportunities to increase your company’s visibility, as well as improve engagement. Launch events give people something to talk about that’s adjacent to the product itself, as well as provide a memorable experience for the people who attend. Companies lay the …

Marketing

How to tell when it's time to switch jobs, according to LinkedIn's billionaire founder

• <b>LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman said he cannot perform well if he is not challenged.</b>• <b><br>He said that if you struggle to stay focused at work, it's time to find a new opportunity or leave.</b>• <b><br>The media magnate Barry Diller told Hoffman his career has been defined by seeking out challenges to unpack.</b><p>LinkedIn …

Careers

MBA Careers: 6 Networking Tips For MBA Students

<i>Arnab Pandey graduated with an MBA from the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business in 2016. He now works as a financial analyst for</i> …

MBA