The foundation of a thriving business is building and maintaining a strong, dynamic network of trusted collaborators, supporters and advisors. Modern networking is built around starting conversations, forming genuine relationships and focusing on giving, rather than getting. In this post, I’ll share 20 tips to help you network more effectively, AND have more fun as you build and maintain a thriving network. Now I realize that networking is not something most of us get excited about. But I’ve come to realize that, like everything else, it’s something of an art form and once you ‘get’ the new rules and find your tribe, it’s actually really worthwhile and even fun (really!) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
No matter where you’re starting in your career or at the top of your game, networking can take you to new levels. If you’re a novice don’t let it intimidate you. Communication is a key that every professional should attempt to master. Lasting, personal relationships are a cornerstone of the human experience. When you spend a significant portion of your life participating in and developing your career, it’s only natural that some of these important relationships will be centered on business. But why is it important to develop a professional network? 1) Mentoring relationships: When you’re first starting out, it’s easy to be in awe of the talented professionals that work […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author: Chelsea Babin Get ready to start networking! If you’re uncomfortable with the process or unfamiliar with the best ways to go about it, don’t worry. These fail-safe tips will help you effectively develop a network of IT professionals. Put yourself out there: The first step of any kind of networking is to put yourself out there. When people don’t know that you exist, you can’t build relationships with them. For the best results, blend your networking across multiple platforms. Attending a handful of networking events with your coworkers is a good start, but it only addresses one of the potential areas of networking that you should be participating […]Continue Reading... No Comments.