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5 Reasons Why Business Cards Matter

Business cards are still required — no one has come up with a new ‘wheel’ yet. Therefore, since no one has invented anything that truly replaces the business card, here are five good reasons why you should keep exchanging cards: #1. It’s an easy way to share contact info quickly. Yes, we know you can type a […]

“Small Gifts” & Your Network

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our network–it’s just out there. And, if you think about what people in your network are thinking about–most likely it’s not you. The best way to keep on the radar of people in your network is to find small ways to connect with them–what Reid Hoffman calls […]

The Art of Asking Questions – 5 Great Tips

Asking questions is surprisingly easy if you have this mantra, “Everyone has a story, and my goal is to find out what that is.” Of course it’s not an aggressive gotcha-journalistic style and it’s not meant to extract a story that ends with a person crying–Barbara Walters are you listening? Their ‘story’ may not be […]

Dare we argue with Sir Richard Branson?

Richard Branson’s handshaking style, or lack thereof, is described in an article in The Independent as favoring “fist bumps and high fives over handshakes, saying they’re more hygienic – not to mention cooler”. It got us thinking, are handshakes just so last century? Fist bumping or high fives may work with Sir Richard because he’s that […]