When Gifts Say More
What's a gift mean? If you're like me, you probably focus on the giving and the getting.But, have you thought of gifts as a medium, a channel, for communication? In a book called The Gift, French anthropologist Marcel Mauss argues that gifts are universally used to create and manage relationships.
The Promotion Factor: Seven Strategies to Promote Yourself and Your Business by Playing Golf
Effective business promotion is more powerful than advertising. Using golf is one the best ways to increase your business and personal success.
Two-Step Your Communication
Ever use someone else to get your message out?For example, big, multi-location companies sometimes make important announcements through local plant or office managers, rather than at head office. Another example: advocacy groups that ask their members to individually write or call politicians.
Creating Successful Alliances and Partnerships through Networking
Douglas Wilder, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the first elected Black Governor in the United States gave me advice that I will never forget. He said, "From this point on, when you walk into a room, walk in that room like you own it, when you talk with people remember to stand on your principles, keep your word, and people will want to associate with you.
Network Marketing Secret: On Becoming the 'GoTo' Guy
For years we've been taught to identify ourselves as reps for one XYZ company or another.~We have our fancy business cards printed, some letterhead,
maybe an address stamp.
Create a 10 Second Introduction From Your USP
You can generate a ton of business by networking, whether you belong to a networking organization or just get referrals from existing (satisfied) customers. Whenever you meet a new potential client, it's important to create the right impression about you and your business straight away.
People Know People
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Keys to Successful Networking While In Transition
Let's be real. With other pressures of life upon us, having to network can be a burden and increase stress levels.
Networking: Is it who you know or what you know that counts?Who you know gets you into the door, what you know keeps you there! Majority of the people who are in the work force today have got their opportunities through people that they knew or know. Networking in my opinion is the key to starting a successful career.
Building Great Business Relationships
If you're in a business relationship with anyone - a client, vendor, or customer - how important is that relationship to you? Do you value the relationship? Do you want to nurture it?A business relationship, like any relationship, is a two-way street. The expectations of both parties needs be clear and easily understandable.
Why Bother With Social Networking Sites Like LinkedIn?
Q: I think I understand the value of networking as well as the next businessman, but
for the life of me, I don't really see what sites like LinkedIn, Ryze and Ecademy can
do for me. What's the point of these sites other than just as some sort of digital
popularity contest?A: My good friend and colleague Liz Ryan, head of the women's power networking
group WorldWIT, Women in Technology, has a great answer to this sort of question,
an answer that I'm quoting here with permission:I ask people to join LinkedIn, and often they say "I don't want the spam.
Lesson 14 - Whats In A Handshake?
The StoryAs a child growing up, one of the many life lessons instilled in me was to wash your hands before eating and after using the restroom. As a child I often played in the dirt and places where germs customarily manifested.
Acknowledging Referrals! What's in It For You?
I grew up in a household where saying thank you was a code of behavior that was absolutely essential. There were simply no exceptions.
Four Brainless Self-Promotion Techniques To Avoid
Many workers think that their hard work will speak for itself. They quietly do their job and stay late at the office hoping that their boss will notice their efforts.
Are You Sitting With The Right Company?
When I walked into Dallas's famous Y.O.
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