Networking

This Actress and Writer Just Offered 1 Piece of Simple But Powerful Networking Advice

Effective networking starts with the people around you, not above you.<p>If the thought of networking makes you want to curl into the fetal position and hide in your bed watching Netflix all day, I hear you. Not because networking is actually that bad (I promise, it's not), but because the world has …

Issa Rae

This company lets you book small events with NFL Hall of Famers, Oscar-winning directors, and famous chefs — and it’s changing the face of client entertainment

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Thuzio is a company that will give you (and your guests) access to intimate events with legends from the entertainment and business</b> …

3 Proven Ways to Make Money From a Business Conference

If you're going to be spending the money to attend a conference, you should at least figure out how to make a return on your investment.<p>After taking a travel hiatus for the last few months, I'm back at it again. Within the next few weeks, I have two conferences on the books. First up, I have my …

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Connect with Absolutely Anyone

Quit wasting your time on outdated networking tactics. Here's how to network on social media and massively grow your brand.<p>Let's face it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, networking isn't always at the top of the to-do list. Between meetings, calls, and other daily essentials, it can …

Social Media Marketing

A New IoT Botnet Storm is Coming

• A massive Botnet is forming to create a cyber-storm that could take down the internet.<br>• An estimated million organizations have already been …

Information Security

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja, …

3 Ways To Advance Your Career On Facebook

If you’re looking for a new job or to establish yourself as an industry influencer, don’t limit yourself to LinkedIn, says Olivia Jaras, owner of Salary Coaching for Women and author of, <i>Know your Worth, Get Your Worth: Salary Negotiation for Women</i>. Facebook also is an effective platform for …

An Ex-Googler on How to Network Authentically | Heleo

“It is so nourishing to have a friend where I can ask, “What do you think I should charge on this contract?” in the same conversation as, “Here’s …

Tim Ferriss

The Secret to Voiceover Networking

<i>Jamie Muffett is a British voice actor, audio engineer, and filmmaker based in NYC. His voice clients include Coca-Cola, Warner Brothers, Microsoft,</i> …

Warner Bros

6 Ways Millennials Can Meaningfully Engage In Networking

For many, networking evokes fear, anxiety, and general dread. This makes sense, as networking often feels transactional, self-serving, and fruitless. However, there is a better way, which requires re-establishing what the purpose of networking is. Networking can no longer be an exercise in …

Knowing when to leave a financially troubled institution (essay)

Category: Leading With HERSJudith S. White explores the options and provides a strategy that will prepare you whether you decide to stay or go.Job …

Employment

Mixtroz Hopes To Make Networking Events Valuable Again With 'LinkedIn, But Live' Mobile App

The ugly truth about a lot of networking events is they just don’t deliver the results they promise.<p>“These things aren’t bad because of acidic wine or rubbery chicken. They’re bad because you make the effort to leave your home, and then you don’t make any real connections that add value to your …

Entrepreneurship

Here Are Some of the Best Questions to Ask to Connect with Strangers

When you initiate a conversation, you fearlessly step into the unknown. Will the other person respond favorably or unfavorably? Will it be a friendly or hostile exchange? There is a feeling of being on the edge. That nanosecond of space and unknowing can be intimidating. It shows your …

5 Reasons You Should Be Using LinkedIn As More Than Just An Online Resource

As the largest social media channel for employees and businesses interested in networking, LinkedIn has more than 467 million users, with two new members joining every second and a goal of reaching 3 billion working professionals, according to the site. LinkedIn is now available in 24 languages …

Marketing

How My Children Taught Me a Lesson in Networking

Networking should be less about you and more about THEM, and parenting helped me realize it.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Ivan Misner, Ph.D. and Brian Hilliard’s book</i> <b>Networking Like a Pro</b><i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble| IndieBound<p>It’s important to connect and engage with your network via …

Local Networking with Travel Planners International

TPI helps you strengthen your local support system.

Travel Industry

Networking & Distributed Systems Research Engineers

The Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond currently has openings for Networking and Distributed Systems Research Engineers who want to create …

Distributed Systems

7 Simple Ways to Become a Better Networker

Networking can play a large role in your overall success as an entrepreneur.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur isn't easy, and it can be especially difficult for those without a large network of personal connections and resources. Often times, it's not what you know, but who you know, which is why …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Marketers Make Using LinkedIn's InMail

Investing a little time for refining your InMail B2B email marketing campaign is likely to produce a worthwhile return.<p>Currently, LinkedIn boasts more than 467 million members in over 200 countries. When used correctly, LinkedIn’s InMail is an incredibly powerful tool for laser-targeted B2B …

Marketing

3 Simple Steps to Grow Your Business Through Referrals

The most valuable referral is an introduction.<p>Most salespeople understand the value of referrals when it comes to growing their business. Referrals are the simplest, most consistent way to fill your sales pipeline. In fact, one of my clients recently doubled his business in just one year by making …

Entrepreneurship

How to Use Traditional Marketing to Promote Your Freelance Business During the Holidays

The holidays are closing in quickly. Are you ready for them?<p>The holiday season is pretty much here already, and the internet is still probably the outlet of choice for much of your marketing. But, don't count out traditional marketing just yet. Just as in-person interactions can personalize your …

Small Business

Hate Networking? Two Easy Secrets To Connect Like A Pro

In terms of both professional success and personal fulfillment, growing your network is one of the highest yielding investments possible. And yet, many entrepreneurs and professionals become distressed just by the mere thought of having to network. It’s almost as if they see investing in their …

Meet the folks trying to unleash ‘media thursday’ upon Singapore

Singapore has a vibrant and exciting media scene, agencies such as BBH are taking home loads of awards from Cannes, it’s digitally advanced and the …

6 Powerful Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Practical and tactical steps for your team to ensure you don't waste money on another low converting conference<p>Conferences are a great way to meet new people, learn about the newest developments in your industry, and have close deals. They can also become a colossal waste of time, energy, and …

See How 'Forbes' Combined Content, Networking, and Unique Experiences at its Under 30 Summit

BOSTON Inspiring content and a variety of networking opportunities have been hallmarks of the <i>Forbes</i> Under 30 Summit since it began in 2014. But this …

Event Planning

Etiquette tip of the week: Throw out a networking lifeline

You walk into the networking event and look around. Whew! You see someone you know. You’re saved!<p>How about saving someone else?<p>It’s awkward to be the …

Etiquette

Figure Out LinkedIn Before You Join Other Professional Networking Sites

illustrade / PixabayEvery few months I receive a flurry of emails inviting me to join a new networking site. After a week or so, the emails slow down …

Strava Expands Social Networking Tools With Posts Feature

Photo courtesy of umarazak / Shutterstock.comStrava Introduces PostsStrava, the leading social platform for athletes, announced today a new feature …

Running

Why Insurance Agents Should Embrace Social Media and 5 Quick Steps to Start

Ok, you are scared, and not sure of this digital unknown. You don’t know what to do. You think it’s over your head. You are afraid it will waste your …

Social Media Marketing