10.5 Ideas to Help You Network Your Way Through the Silly Season

How to turn those holiday parties into the real gifts that keep on giving

Here are 10 things you can do over the coming months to make sure all of the holiday gatherings you attend turn into great opportunities for you in the new year.

Twelve timeless ideas to help us all make the most of our online networking (or social media) time.

Ten Ways to Add Value to Your Network

It is less likely to add value to you until you add value to it.

If you're going to network, you should do it well. Networking is a lot more effective when you put the needs of your network before your own needs. This post gives you some easy ways to help them so they will feel great about helping you.

Network for a Job

Ask for Help with a Clear Purpose

Get over the guilt, the shyness, and the embarrassment about asking for help in your job search. Change the way you ask for help, as well

I attended a weekly business networking lunch at Hooters recently and it was packed. Not surprising, since they're known for great chicken wings.

The very best salespeople tell us the primary goal of networking is to connect with people who we can help. Now don't misunderstand, we network to build connections with people who can help us achieve our goals, but when we get to know them, and share our knowledge, connections and talents with them, they generally want to help us as well. And the degree to which they want to help, based on the gratitude they may feel, will be much greater. The goal is to connect with people and be of value to them first so that a mutually beneficial relationship can develop.

Throughout history, fortunes have been made by people whose first big break came from a friend of a friend or a close contact. Long before computers and the internet, there was another way to make business connections - networking. By networking with others, you have the ability to open opportunities and make connections that could lead to your ultimate success.

In this article the author explains how he overcame his shyness to become a successful networker.

Prospecting calls empower sales people to take control of their destiny. Cold calls done well perpetually generate new business. Combine networking with prospecting calls and watch your sales multiply!

Social networking is a familiar activity, meeting and getting to know people but in a totally new venue. Just like any other networking activity it takes time to make connections and time to build meaningful relationships. Use it to meet new people, make business contacts, or just to beef up your Internet presence.