10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowd

Are you surprised to see how little you spend on meeting new people and re-connecting with long-time contacts? Or are you shocked to realize how much you spend and want more return on your investment? If you want to make the most of your memberships here are 10 tips. They’ll help you enhance your reputation, establish your credibility, and raise your visibility.

Be Strategic Not Scattershot to Make Networking Pay Off

Taking a scattershot approach when networking is the biggest mistake we see people make. Don’t try one mailing, one dinner, and one speech – in rapid succession – then say, “Well, those things don’t work!” Neither does joining all the area Chambers of Commerce and an alphabet soup of civic and service clubs. But strategic networking can bring in the business. Use these … [ Read more ]

Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-how for Business And Career Success

Make Your Contacts Count is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. Packed with valuable tools, the book offers a field-tested “Hello to Goodbye” system that takes readers from entering a room, to making conversations flow, to following up. Updated from its first edition, the book now includes expanded advice on building social capital at work and in … [ Read more ]

The Neglected Network

You may distribute more business cards at conferences, luncheons, and meetings than a clown does confetti, but are you overlooking one of your most obvious networking locales – your own association’s staff? This article discusses why and how you should network in your workplace.