HAPPY HOUR is Thurs., Oct 30 + Calendar Updates + 2015 Event info!

Are you jazzed about this Thursday’s HAPPY HOUR at Jack & Grill? I am! I’ve been chatting with some of our sponsors and it looks like this event is going to be FANTASTIC – everything from the weather to the food to the door prizes to the

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The Tricks to Getting 10 Times More Referrals From Your Network

Whether you’re looking for clients, potential partners or otherwise, referrals are probably the best way to generate leads and meet high-value people. In addition, if you are introduced to someone through a person you trust and respect, their opinion of you will likely be more favorable than

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How to Stay In Touch Without Being Annoying

‘Tis the season where you may be shopping for holiday cards to send to clients, customers and suppliers. While the annual ritual may be a great way to remind those in your Rolodex of your existence, getting the most out of your network requires more than seasonal

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The Truth About Networking Events

There are a lot of common misconceptions and varying opinions about the value of networking events. Some people love them while most people hate then. Some people think going to events is the only way to network and meet new people while others prefer other channels. It

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I Don’t Need Your Card

Imagine handing your card to someone at a networking event and having it handed back to you with “I don’t need it.”  Well, that’s exactly what happened to Juan Vides recently.  Juan found this pretty insulting, and he wrote to me to ask how I thought someone

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Roanoke Farmers Market to Extend to Oct 4th!

I’ve become a regular at the Roanoke Farmer’s Market, and they have recently become an avid supporter of RoanokeAfter5, so the guys are after my own heart! When I went by the market today to pick up the usual scrumptiousness Gary tends to deliver, I assumed it was

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5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star

The music industry is notoriously cutthroat. As Hunter S. Thompson famously put it, “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” success in the

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Photos! RoanokeAfter5 Happy Hour 09-25-14

We had a wonderful time at our first event! The folks in Roanoke, TX know how to network and enjoy a Happy Hour. Mark your calendars for the next one on October 30th!

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Why You’re Thinking About Networking All Wrong

When you think of the word networking, what comes to mind? Business connections? Introductions? Ladder climbing? I recently read an article that cited new research that found that calculated professional networking for the purpose of career advancement leaves some people feeling physically dirty. At first I couldn’t understand this

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