Practicing Savvy Social Media Networking

Social media. It’s nearly an essential part of business success in today’s world. And while in-person networking is important, “meeting” like-minded professionals online is a wise move, too – if you go about it correctly, that is. A Look at LinkedIn Perhaps the most...

Networking through Tough Times

While we wish each of our days was comprised of success, sunshine and rainbows, in the real world, most often that isn’t the case. Be it an unexpected home improvement project, caring for an ill family member or even grieving the death of a family pet, surprise...

Breaking the Ice: 28 Questions to Consider

Knowing what to say – or how to break the ice – might just be the biggest obstacle for many when it comes to networking. It may even keep someone from signing up for an event. Are we talking about you? Have no fear. We’ve got countless ways for you to get the...

How We are Different

I’m going to admit something: the idea of walking cold into a room of strangers to “network” is a scary one for me. I tend to psyche myself out and agonize about the event for days in advance. And that was true as I walked into RE/MAX of Reading for my...

The Follow-Up: After Your Networking Event

So, you’ve just attended a networking event. You’ve met new people. You’ve collected business cards. You’ve made connections. Now what? The event is just the beginning. If it ends there, you haven’t maximized its worth. Following up is key when developing a new...

Back to Networking Basics

When someone says you should be networking, what exactly does he or she mean? In the business sense, networking is leveraging your business and personal connections to bring you a regular supply of new business. Sounds simple, but it’s a process. And that process...

Your Styles Speaks: How to Dress to Impress

It’s said that a first impression is formed within seven seconds. And like it or not, your clothes can often do the talking. If the idea scares you, it might be time to revamp your wardrobe. Before you go shopping, ask yourself: “What does my appearance say about me?”...

Face-to-Face Business Meetings are Better than Facebook!

Sure, it’s easy to connect via Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like in today’s digital age. But getting out and meeting other professionals face-to-face is still essential in the business world. While your initial interaction may happen online, taking your...

5 Tips for a Fantastic Networking Experience

Are you an introvert? Do you dread the idea of attending a networking event? Want to be successful in your professional life? Regardless of if you’re a banking professional or even a dog groomer, reaching out to make new connections is essential for future business...

Light Up Your Everyday Network!

In 2017 networking is a way of life! No matter what you do for a living, what charity you want to support etc., you use networking. Maybe you don't call it networking but how many times have you opened Facebook and in the "What's on your mind" box you type..."Can...