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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.

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

Let’s Do More YES-ing

February 10th, 2016 by

We have been writing free weekly networking tips for over eight years and our recent tip, #629 (!) on giving an ‘instant yes’ to high-trust people […] read full article

Magic Networking Words

December 16th, 2015 by

When people are looking for a seat in a row, they often stop one or two seats before the person who is already seated, leaving […] read full article

5 Reasons Why Business Cards Matter

November 25th, 2015 by

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 […] read full article

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