Author Archives: Business Collective

Building Relationships: The Art of Personal Networking

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Reframing my sense of how networking works has transformed me from a skeptic into an enthusiast, albeit perhaps a little late.

I truly believe that starting a conversation about networking and its value in college (and even high school) will change the culture that surrounds it, and in the process, create more thoughtful future business leaders.   

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Realistic Goals: How to Set Them and Ultimately Achieve Them

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How many times have you set reasonable, realistic goals and couldn’t follow through? After all, goals are often set, but expectations aren’t always met.

Setting even realistic goals won’t do you much good if you don’t have a specific plan of attack…   

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7 Proven Networking Event Tactics Just for Introverts (But Extroverts Can Use Them Too)

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As the founder of a large networking organization, I get a lot of questions from people who are introverted. Most of them tend to ask what networking event tactics make connecting more comfortable.

My answer has been refined over the years. And now, I know how introverts can best increase their chances of leaving an event with new connections. Just use these proven networking event tactics…   

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5 Ways to Make Yourself an Even More Effective Team Member

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Teamwork brings individuals together in a coordinated effort to work towards a common goal.

Here are five actions you can take to become a better team collaborator, inspire your teammates, and help your team become high performing…   

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Stop Multitasking! Greater Productivity Comes One Task at a Time

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Stop multitasking! Start by realizing there’s a difference between managing multiple tasks well and what most of us see as “multitasking.”

Everyone knows the importance of being productive and developing good time management skills…   

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Productivity Throughout the Day (and Accomplish More)

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How do we go through each day and accomplish as much as possible without burning ourselves out?

Here are a few tips I’ve found that can help boost productivity and increase daily output…   

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