Has The Recession Released Its Death Grip?

The end is near! No, not the end of the world, I’m talking about the end of the recession. According to a survey of over 5,000 businesspeople released in January at BNIBusinessIndex.com business is starting to look up. The survey involved businesses all around...

Need Advice? Your Network Can Help!

Have you ever purposely sought advice from your network members? If not, you are missing out on one of the secondary benefits of being involved in a networking group. Sure, you are networking primarily to get referrals, but you also gain access to professionals in...

Master Networkers

Networking is more than shaking hands and passing around business cards. Based on a survey I conducted of more than 2,000 people throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, it’s about building your “social capital”. The...

Networking with Social Media

From a business perspective, the ideal use for social media is to build your brand and your credibility with the people you are connected with; it’s about providing value for your connections and followers. It is important to offer them useful information...

Networking is Both a Mindset and a Skillset

As I travel around the world, teaching and training entrepreneurs on the topic of networking and word-of-mouth marketing, I am often asked, “What are the skills necessary to be an effective networker?” The answer is that networking is just as much a...

Debunking the Bunk About Networking Groups

As a business professional, I can tell you from personal experience how effective referral networking has been in the success of my own businesses. But some people still need to have a clearer picture of how it works and how it can be effective in their own...