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About Our Positive Networking® Blog


Networking is nothing more than connecting, so how do we all become better at building relationships? This blog explores all the elements: communication, building rapport, social smarts, social media, how networks operate, career building, job finding, engaged leadership and tips that really work for business & life.

Tip! Connecting with senior leaders

December 16th, 2016 by

Every year we pick the best networking tip of the year and here is an encore performance of our 2012’s best tip . We like it […] read full article

Holiday Networking Tips for Introverts

December 14th, 2016 by

If you are dreading this time of the year, all the never-ending merriment and jolly schmoozing, you are probably an introvert.  Throughout your life you’ve […] read full article

Best Before Date on Thank You Note?

November 16th, 2016 by

During our networking training sessions we remind people of the power of a thank you note. Why is it powerful? Because it has a unique positive impact; […] read full article

5 Ways to Fix a Lazy Network

April 27th, 2016 by

Herminia Ibarra, author and INSEAD professor, describes a lazy (and narcissistic) network as one where we limit “our networking to people with whom we naturally ‘click,’ and this produces networks […] read full article

Networking Hack – Exit any Conversation

April 6th, 2016 by

In typical networking situations there’s a thought bubble that will often pop up and you ask yourself, “How am I going to end this conversation?” Well, you […] read full article

Ambush Conversation Creates Low Trust

March 2nd, 2016 by

Have you ever had this type of conversation, The Ambush Conversation? Someone phones you, or asks you to meet in person, and when you connect they go […] read full article

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