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How a Nightmare of a Plane Ride is Related to Networking

How a Nightmare of a Plane Ride is Related to Networking

These past couple of weeks I was able to enjoy a nice family vacation.  It is vital, I believe, to anyone's success that they have some time to step away and refresh the batteries.  However,  today I don't want to write about the importance of taking time off, but ask the question of when did this world become so self-centered?

Why do I ask this question when starting this post about vacation?  Let me share a story with you that has nothing to do with networking, yet at the same time has everything to do with networking.

This story is a true story, and unfortunately one I lived just the other day.

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Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #3

Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #3

Last week, I along with Frank DeRaffele,  had the great privilege to be invited to Washington D.C. to meet with New Hampshire State Senator, Kelly Ayotte about our new Small Business Stimulus Week initiative that we ran this past December.  You can read more about the initiative in this blog post Is it Time to Stimulate Your Own Economy.  We are excited to be running it again this upcoming July.

While this was a quick trip, it was also a meaningful one that I believe will pay huge dividends over the next few years.  There are a couple of lessons about networking that were present during this trip that I would like to share over the next couple of blog posts.  You can read the first two lessons HERE and HERE.

Today I would like to talk about the lesson of the Giving First.

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Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #2

Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #2

Last week, I along with Frank DeRaffele, had the great privilege to be invited to Washington D.C. to meet with New Hampshire State Senator Kelly Ayotte, about Small Business Stimulus Week, our new initiative we ran this past December.  You can read more about what the initiative is about in this blog post Is it Time to Stimulate Your Own Economy.  We are excited to be running it again this upcoming July.

While this was a quick trip, it was also a meaningful one that I believe will pay huge dividends over the next few years.  There are a couple of lessons about networking though that were present during this trip that I would like to share over the next couple of blog posts.  You can read the first lesson in this post Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #1.

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Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #1

Lessons Learned From My Visit to Washington #1

This week I , along with Frank DeRaffele,  had the great privilege to be invited to Washington DC to meet with Senator Kelly Ayotte about our new initiative we ran this past December called Small Business Stimulus Week.  You can read more about what the initiative is about in this blog post Is it Time to Stimulate Your Own Economy.  We are excited to be running it again this upcoming July.

While this was a quick trip it was also a meaningful one that I believe will pay huge dividends over the next few years.  There are a couple lessons about networking though that were present during this trip I would like to share over the next couple of blog posts.

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Video Blog: The Catch 22 of Networking

Video Blog: The Catch 22 of Networking

In this blog post I discuss the Catch 22 of Networking: Not having the time to network!

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Video Blog: Keep it Simple

Video Blog: Keep it Simple

In this video blog I discuss the importance of following the KISS theory when out networking.

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Video Blog: Find Your Why

Video Blog: Find Your Why

In this first video blog I discuss the very first step to success in networking!

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Do You Suffer From Spectator Syndrome?

Do You Suffer From Spectator Syndrome?

Spectator Syndrome is when people quickly go from using the word WE to THEM.  It is when things are going well that someone believes they are a part of it, but when things are not going well they are not.  This is most prevalent in sports, but is also a big problem in networking and business.

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One Tip For Gaining More Results From Your Next Networking Meeting

One Tip For Gaining More Results From Your Next Networking Meeting

Far too often professionals never really think about setting goals for the networking events, or meetings they are attending.  Now we all know that we need to set goals, but knowing we need to do something and actually doing it are two very different things.

However, I don’t want to discuss the importance of setting goals in this post, but I want to discuss the right way to start thinking about your goals so you have a better chance of actually achieving them.

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2 Tips For Better Results From an After-Hours Networking Event

In my last blog post, Two Tips to Help Get Past Procrastination in Networking, I discussed that people tend to talk themselves out of going to an after-hours event.  One of my tips was to join a morning networking meeting, such as a BNI chapter.  However, while joining a morning group can help with procrastination, and I personally believe a BNI chapter is essential to our success in networking, so are after-hour events.

Today I wanted to keep the two-tip theme going and give you two tips to help you get better interactions at your next after-hours event.

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