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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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Make it Easy for Your Referral Sources

If you want to get more referrals from people in your network, you have to be able to make it easy for them to find and give those referrals to you.   They want to help you, but most will not step out of their comfort zone to make it happen, Here are 5 things to help...

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Twitter and My Network

I am not a Techie but I do love technology and more than that, I love to network.  When I can combine the two together I am really happy.  Twitter has allowed me to do that!  One of the keys to nurturing your network is to stay in communication.  Communication also...

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Take Responsibility

Do you take responsibility for yourself and for your actions?  Even if you screw up by mistake, do you take responsibility for it?  Or do you cry to everyone, get others involved in your drama, make excuses, blame others, hideout, and avoid? Amazingly more people...

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Women Are Natural Networkers

I have spent years networking with both men and women.  In that time I have noticed a lot of difference between how the two sexes network.  I have come to realize that Women  are really very natural networkers. Building a strong network requires that you nurture the...

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Learn Something New

If you are not growing you are dying! Part of growing is the act of learning something new, consistently.   So, let me ask you, what are you learning that is new right now? I am an avid seeker of knowledge, I hated school and wasted a scholarship, but I love to...

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