networking

FT Guide to Business Networking- Book Review

September 17, 2011

In summary- The book’s great buy it now.

Here’s another book that I’d like to have written. I’d put ‘The FT Guide to Business Networking’ by Heather Townsend alongside the irritatingly comprehensive ‘Beyond Bullet Points’ by Cliff Atkinson- Reviewed here, in the ‘Oh my God, there really are people as structured, efficient, and focused as this, surely I could learn something from them…’ part of my library.

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FT Guide to Business Networking- Heather Townsend- Book Review

September 17, 2011

In summary- The book’s great buy it now.

Here’s another book that I’d like to have written. I’d put ‘The FT Guide to Business Networking’ by Heather Townsend alongside the irritatingly comprehensive ‘Beyond Bullet Points’ by Cliff Atkinson- Reviewed here, in the ‘Oh my God, there really are people as structured, efficient, and focused as this, surely I could learn something from them…’ part of my library.

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The Five Qualities of the Consummate Innovator

August 1, 2011

Here’s a fascinating link from Natasja Giezen, ex-colleague of mine. Interesting that Networking is one of the 5 key qualities of innovators mentioned.  Though it’s not surprising is it when you look at the other 4? Natasja’s tumblr — Thought You Should See This: The Five Qualities of the Consummate Innovator. Networking is one of […]

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Is ‘networking’ just social climbing by another name? Is social climbing always a bad thing?

July 31, 2011

Networking as social climbing, discuss- BBC News – A Point of View: Is social climbing always a bad thing?.

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Professional networking- Where should we take our clients to lunch?

July 31, 2011

It’s a continuing dilemma isn’t it? Where should we take our clients for lunch? The short answer is, of course, somewhere- They’ll enjoy- feel relaxed, honoured and ‘at home’. Won’t get them fired- so nowhere too expensive, or un-pc. Doesn’t make you look desperate to impress- Definitely never ‘The Ivy’ then. Here’s a really interesting […]

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Personal Impact a la Francaise- Oh la la

July 30, 2011

Fabulous article by Elaine Sciolino in the UK Independent Newspaper. She redfines the seduction word to the french meaning (a combination of social skill and networking) Land I think it’s a great thought starter for people seeking to develop their personal impact. Here’s the article in full- Liberté, égalité, flirtation: How I learnt to play […]

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Networking tips for successful business development

May 9, 2011

Here’s a lovely ‘how to’ of things to do to network effectively at those sometime tricky social & professional occasions, from Karen James.  Tips like- People like to talk about themselves and their business. Good questions would be; ‘How did you get started in business?’ or ‘You have been very successful, what’s your secret?’ Which beautifully illustrates the underlying […]

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How it feels to be ‘networked’ by an amateur

May 8, 2011

‘The compassionate Fool’  by Norman Cameron , is one of my favourite poems. It’s beautifully written.  When I first got to know the piece I thought that it was about me, as teenagers tend to.  About how difficult I found it to get out of relationships in case I hurt the other person’s feelings. Then I passed through […]

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