Posts By: Jim Gibson

Start Digitizing Business Cards

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Collecting business cards at networking events is probably something you’ve been doing for years. It’s worked well, but what if you could make organizing contacts even easier? There are many apps that can help you digitize business cards. That way you won’t have to worry about losing any cards or entering information in wrongly. CardMunch… Reads more »

Use Powerful Introductions for Better Networking

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It’s not what you know, but who you know. You’ve probably heard this saying a million times. As much as you don’t want to believe it, it’s true. Knowing people who can connect you with others can boost your chances of bigger, better opportunities. This is why it’s important you start using the power of… Reads more »

Tips on Following Up After a Networking Event

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All the work you do during a networking event will lead you nowhere, if you don’t follow up with people after the event. The follow up is what takes people from just thinking about connecting to actually making a connection. It’s what takes plans and turns them into actions. When following up with people, it’s… Reads more »

The Trick to Breaking Into Networking Events

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Networking events can be scary to some people. They’re filled with people you never met, and you don’t know what to say to start conversations. The thing about networking events is that you just need to break into them. Once you do, you’ll be comfortable walking into the same room of strangers and you’ll have no… Reads more »

How Many People You Should Meet at a Networking Event

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Many people believe they should meet as many people as possible when they attend a networking event. That’s the number one mistake they make. It’s probably the reason a lot of people find that networking events aren’t beneficial to the growth of their business. If this sounds like you, try something different – meet less… Reads more »

Network Effectively with a Relationship Action Plan

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Recently, Forbes published an article, The Professional’s Guide to Networking. This article discussed some ways you can network more effectively, so you don’t go from event to event without anything to show for them. One of the concepts the article mentioned is one that many networking pros recommend – relationship action plans. What Is a… Reads more »

Giving Off the Right Vibe for Networking

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You’ve probably felt a vibe before. It’s when you can tell there’s something wrong with a person. He might respond curtly, or his body language suggests he’s angry about something. This feeling you’re sensing is usually not wrong. It can make you feel a certain way as well. You may leave the person wondering if… Reads more »

Give to Get in the Networking World

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When most people think of a networking event, they immediately imagine themselves gathering new leads. They think about who they can meet that will help them grow their business. They may even think about how they can get the next great employee that will help them reach their business goals. Even though it’s normal to… Reads more »