Business Networking

19Jun 2014

Part 1 of a 2-part series No matter what profession we pursue, we’re all in the relationship business. Whether you are a consultant, a captain or a cognitive computing engineer, your area of expertise is a means to an end. That desired end is relationship impact. Referrals are the on-ramp to new relationships. Regardless of […]

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01May 2014

Guest submission by Sloan McKinney From old business vets who’ve sealed deals on almost every continent to young heads of startups who are just worried about not sweating through their suit, knowing how to conduct yourself during a meeting is necessary. It’s more than just reading self-help books and building confidence however– how you should […]

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18Mar 2014

Funny thing about business relationships: everyone knows they’re important; I’ve met very few who really understand their significance! I often get “common sense” when I highlight key fundamentals that individuals must do on a consistent basis to identify, build and nurture productive, value-based relationships. Yet, it’s interesting how often common sense is NOT common practiced! […]

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12Feb 2014

I’m speaking at the MPI Northern California Chapter’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19th in San Francisco on this topic. Come join us! The fundamental function of a meeting professional must evolve. Otherwise, today’s meeting planners will go the way of the dinosaurs, and the cause of death will be roughly equivalent—a failure to adapt […]

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04Feb 2014

If you’ve ever attended any kind of a “networking” (I hate that term, as it’s one letter away from NOTworking) event, you’ve certainly heard the dreaded yet obligatory question: “what do you do?” Probably even worse is the 45 min lecture some people go into in trying to tell you everything they know, about a […]

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28Jan 2014

Wikipedia defines Passion (from the Latin verb patī meaning to suffer) as a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person or thing; an intense emotion compelling, enthusiasm, or desire for anything. The term is also often applied to a lively or eager interest in or admiration for a proposal, cause, or activity […]

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21Jan 2014

Have you ever attended a gathering or an event, where an individual is constantly talking about themselves?!? Every subject, every conversation, every topic of group discussion somehow becomes about them, their adventures, their accomplishments, their success, their results? They somehow get into this “one upmanship” where their experience is better, they’ve gone further, done more, […]

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