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Networking Like the Birds

Today I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and work out on the front porch.  It was sunny, light breeze and very quiet.  I set up my laptop, got out my cell phone and poured me a cup of coffee, I noticed just a few little birds chirping.  I thought  that...

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Your Referral Dance Partner

Dancing with the Stars is a very very popular program.  The dancers spend a great deal of time training their dance partners.  When one goes left the other goes right, there are dips and turns, stops and starts and all of it with the rhythm of the music in the...

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LinkedIn—A Great Tool When Used Right

One of the most popular business tools in the Web 2.0 world is Linkedin. If you are not on Linkedin yet, I would highly encourage you to get there, set up a profile and start connecting with your network. More and more business networking and connecting are happening...

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Develop Your Networking Relationships

Business people spend a lot of time networking, some times it is important to slow down and develop relationships with the people that you have added to your network.  In the book “The 29% Solution” by Dr. Ivan R Misner and Michelle Donovan, they discuss...

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Ladies, Ask for What You Want

Over the years I have developed a pretty deep network and one of the things that I spend a lot of time doing is up dating my database.  In the process of doing that this week I noticed that my strongest referral relationships are with guys.  So I began to think about...

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Not For Profits Need to Network Too

All things being equal people want to do business with people they know, like and trust.  That includes Not For Profit Organizations. I am speaking a the AFP or Association of Fundraising Professionals on Friday.  I am the opening act in a line up of highly...

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Dating and Business Networking

Dating and business networking are in essence the same activity, they are both based on relationships that take time to create.  Both require that you take time to nurture and build the relationships to the mutual benefit of both parties. I had a date with a guy that...

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