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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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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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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