Category Networking

The #1 Reason Why you don’t have a Strong Network

It is not that you don’t go to enough “networking” events. It is not that you don’t approach strangers at these “networking” events. It is not that nobody ever told you that a strong network is important. It is not that you have too few connections on LinkedIn or Facebook, or twitter or Google+.  (Connecting […]

Your Job is Not Your Job

If someone asked you, “What is your job?”, what would your response be?  Go ahead, take a minute to think about your answer.  I asked a similar question a few weeks ago in my post Become Indispensable: Solve Interesting Problems) Professor Fred Kofman tells a story about a question that changed his outlook on this […]

If You Can’t Explain What You Do in a Paragraph, You’ve Got a Problem

I so loved the title of Brad Feld’s post, that I just had to copy the title. This is an important one.  We live in a world of personal branding, quick online reputation checks and a lot of noise.  Authors, Entrepreneurs and job seekers get less and less time to explain themselves. This morning I was […]

How can I learn to be more Influential?

Daniel Shi gives a simple but profound answer to “How can I learn to be more Influential?” over on Quora: I think that you can certainly become influential without having to do something “extraordinary.” 7 Steps to become more Influential Connect with many people. Learn that just because someone may not be important today, it doesn’t […]

Can I meet Jimmy Wales?

Networking via email 101 Once in a while I get an email from someone asking to meet me.  The email subject is strong enough for me to open the email.  The sender uses the 6 ways to get action from your emails.  However, I get the feeling that this meeting is going to be a […]

The 3 Basic Questions of Good Business

Good business has been done the same way for centuries. The medium does not change the rules for success. Question 1: Who exactly do you help? Who do you help?  What problem do you solve for them? How can you make that pain tangible for the listener?  Effective sales is about helping a customer understand […]

6 Competencies for the Future of Labor

According to the report “Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce“, the top 6 competencies for success in the labor market today are: Networking – connecting to people and sharing your and their goals (Networking in 7 simple […]

Social Media is about Relationships

“Social Media is not about technology, it is about the relationships you can form” Charlene Li, author of Groundswell. I had the privilege of having coffee with Charlene Li before she spoke to 400 people in IESE Business School’s Aula Magna in Barcelona at the HSM Social Media event.  Watch the video of our interview on the […]

Three Examples of Ice-Breaker Speeches

“Tell me about yourself?” How do you respond to this most simple of questions? This is the question that starts many friendships, job interviews, professional relationships and team experiences. However, in many cases… the way that we answer ruins the possibility of creating something great.  How do you answer this question? Andrew Dlugan provides an […]

Resources for Developing Relationships and Career Success Seminar

This is a central page with links to resources for participants in the IESE Business School Seminar: Developing Relationships and Career Management. Handouts: Career Management Survey Handout Further Discussion and Questions Networking Discussion Forum on my LinkedIn Group Articles on Networking Networking in Seven Simple Steps Nine habits to develop for Networking Success How to […]

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