10 Terrific Tips to Talk Your Way to the Top

What is "the top" anyway? According to society, "top" has a significant amount of import as evidenced by the following expressions: top-quality, top-rated, top-dollar, top-grade, top-of-the-line, and of course, top dog. It is relatively safe to assume then that we are a culture that places a premium on having "top"... Read More

How to Create an Interest Story for the Press

What makes a good interest story?An interest story is just that, an interest story. It means that you have something interesting to say and therefore have something of interest to be printed. The problem is that everyone else has something of interest to say. You must make your interest story... Read More

Networking: Strangers, Friendship, and Business Growth

You already know that uncomfortable feeling, that knot in your stomach that forms, when you enter a room, a bus, or any other location where only you and a total stranger occupy the formerly quiet space. What do you say? Do you say anything? Do you even dare make eye... Read More

Business Networking ? Extroverted Web Weaving for the Introvert

If you have been in business for any amount of time, you go to networking events. Did your body just seize up? Was there a swelling of nervousness in your gut? Are you about ready to stop reading? I encourage you to stay with me about networking. Let me ask:... Read More

3 Reasons to Join a Group

Defining your purpose for joining a group.When you make the decision to join a group, you should make sure that you have a clear understanding of what you would like to gain from the group. If you are there for business only, then you should make sure that you have... Read More

Did You Market Yourself Today?

"If you build a better mouse trap - the world will beat a path to your door."Do you still believe that?Let's try another one. "Go to school; get a good job; and the company will look after you." The first statement is from Emerson - the second you may have... Read More

How Well Do Your Customers Know You?

Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three very important rules of business. But let me ask you this: How well do your customers know YOU?Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, asked himself this important question several decades ago. His answer: employee nametags. So, he rolled out an initiative... Read More

Franchisees Should Learn From Each Other

If you own a franchise you should be in contact with your nearest franchisees and share information as if you were the manager of a corporate store. You should set up meetings once or twice per month and have their phone numbers logged into your speed dial for easy reference.You... Read More

The Secrets of Effective Networking

Before we talk about specific networking tips I want to address a critical aspect of networking that is often overlooked. Sometimes we are so eager to network that we don't stop to consider whether or not we are investing our energy in the right places.Listen, you can go to all... Read More

Power Networking: Getting Your Name Out There!

Today's economy presents some very special challenges to people who are unemployed, underemployed, or who are simply trying to give their own business venture a shot in the arm. At times, the job search can seem daunting, if not impossible, as it takes quite a bit of encouragement ? and... Read More

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The A-B-Cs of Networking

In the workplace - and when dealing with workplace matters... Read More

Joining Industry Specific Organizations Has Many Benefits

Recently, while providing an up-and-coming Virtual Assistant (VA) and small... Read More

Community Involvement Networking

It is important for you to join at least one... Read More

Alliances: More Than A One Way Relationship

What is the biggest advantage of forming an alliance?Everyone has... Read More

Five Steps for Expanding Your Customer Base with Guerilla Networking

As a single company, it is impossible to provide your... Read More

Alcohol & Events

Many people associate alcohol with relaxation and fun, so it... Read More

Marketing Essentials: The 15 Second Elevator Speech

You're at a conference. Someone steps in the elevator, notices... Read More

When Gifts Say More

What's a gift mean? If you're like me, you probably... Read More

Giving Referrals to Get Referrals

One of the best ways to get a referral is... Read More

A Vital Habit For Selling Big Ticket Items

I hope the title of this article aroused your curiosity!... Read More

A New LinkedIn Discussion Forum for High Power Dealmakers

For those of you interested in international business transactions or... Read More

Measuring Value for a Networking Group

How do you measure a group's worth to your organization?It... Read More

Small File Box With Resumes to Help Customers

I bet you have not thought about it much, but... Read More

Hows Your Net Working?

In recent weeks, I've had the opportunity to pass along... Read More

Lesson 15 - Meeting the Prince with More Reputation than Power

The StoryBusiness has a habit of testing us as individuals... Read More

Good Manners Mean Good Business

Good manners, good networking and good business all have the... Read More

Practice Makes Pefect

What is the problem when people try to describe what... Read More

The Answer to Your Worst Networking Nightmare

Imagine you just met your ideal client at a networking... Read More

You MUST Be Visible

Have you ever noticed how visible large corporations are? Take... Read More

Is The Company You Keep Hurting Your Business?

When you look at your friends, it's like looking into... Read More

Create a 10 Second Introduction From Your USP

You can generate a ton of business by networking, whether... Read More

Networking: Is Your Approach Too Self-Centered?

It's a classic mistake by networkers: their approach is focused... Read More

Sell For Yourself Or Sell For Your Boss?

First of all I would like to start this article... Read More

How to be Known

Why business relationships are formed with certain people?If you go... Read More

Network Your Way to Success, and Remember: Its Not About You!

Quote of the week"The answer is always no...unless you ask."... Read More

Are You Leveraging Your Business Network?

Just yesterday I received an email from a colleague telling... Read More

How to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Conversational Wheel

Think about the last time you feel asleep behind the... Read More

Why Arent You Talking to Me?

Your nonverbal communication talks before you do. Only seven percent... Read More

The Promotion Factor: Seven Strategies to Promote Yourself and Your Business by Playing Golf

Effective business promotion is more powerful than advertising. Using golf... Read More

Value-Added Network

A value-added network can be achieved through explicit actions to... Read More

The Anatomy of a Brain Cramp; The Retainer and the Lavalava - Communication

In life, you have to successfully work with people to... Read More

Networking: Breaking into the Buzz

Breaking into conversational groups is one of the things people... Read More

Increase Your Sales by 30% Using Internet Collaboration Networks

Small businesses are really excluded from the global economySmall businesses... Read More