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When Bad Networking Happens at Tables

People go to networking breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and black tie galas that cost a bundle and take precious time from their busy days, but sadly they miss networking opportunities, or in some cases just behave badly. There are folks who plop themselves down in their seat, and that’s it — they just wait for the [...]

Networking Bad Manners: “Cold Shoulder Sam” – Our Solution

Some very bad manners happen in networking situations such as the person who takes one glance at your business card and decides you aren’t worth the time of day. No matter how high up the food chain you may be, there is always a situation where there’s someone more important than you. The only two [...]

Free Agent or Brand Ambassador on Your LinkedIn Profile?

In Flash Boys by Michael Lewis we learn some interesting things about LinkedIn. One of the people on Brad Katsuyama’s RBC team  John Schwall found interesting information on some LinkedIn profiles when he was searching for the key people connected with the high frequency trading world. Some of that information was stuff their companies probably didn’t want [...]

Four Ways That Marx Sucked at Networking

Our Positive Networking® Tip this week is on Karl Marx, of all people. He was such a good example of what NOT to do when it comes to networking. In our tip we quote Grand Pursuit author Sylvia Naser (also the author of A Beautiful Mind) who said that Karl Marx wrote about the horrors of the factory system in England but he [...]