Category Archives: Networking

7 Steps to Creating a Powerful 30-Second Elevator Pitch

30-second elevator pitch

If you have a career of any kind, you need a 30-second elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition). An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite – a response to the question, “Tell me about yourself” or “What do you do?”

Here are the short cuts to creating a powerful 30-second elevator pitch…   

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5 Easy Networking Tips to Help You Defeat Job Search Demons

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Networking is one of the demons job seekers dread and avoid.

But if you keep these five easy networking tips in mind, you’ll find there are opportunities to network, the right way, everywhere…   

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Personal Network Growth Doesn’t Have to Be Painful or Difficult

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Personal network growth can be difficult. Meeting new people is a challenge even for the most seasoned professionals. It often makes you feel uncomfortable. 

But growing your network doesn’t have to be this way. There is an alternative to meeting people face to face…   

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8 Networking Tips for Today’s Workplace Newbies and Newpreneurs

networking tips for those sailing unchartered waters

In your professional career, how important is networking? How do you approach networking, which is perhaps more are than science?

Would some proven networking tips help?   

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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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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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