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"Networking" Blog Posts

December 9, 2021

LinkedIn Lies: Navigating Through the Noise to Find What's Important to You

LinkedIn has nearly 800 million members, so how can professionals use the platform safely to hire, job hunt, and enrich their careers?

November 10, 2020

What Makes a Great Online Community? – #MTtalk Roundup

In our latest Twitter chat, we discussed what makes a great online community. See our roundup of the best responses from participants

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September 17, 2019

The Self-Promotion Trap – #MTtalk Roundup

Self-promotion is a great tool for building your career, but it can also be damaging if you use it recklessly. So how can you self-promote without falling into the traps? "You have to give yourself credit. Not too much, because that would be bragging." Frank McCourt, Irish-American teacher and writer About This Week's Chat A few […]

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January 3, 2019

Who Said We Can't Change?

What makes a high performer? Is it hard work and commitment, or a more strategic application of effort? For Marc Effron, it's all of the above, but the second approach is the deal breaker. The subtitle of his new book, "8 Steps to High Performance," says it all: "Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore […]

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May 18, 2015

Let's Try to Get Along

They say you can’t choose your family – you just have to try to get along. And we all know the affronts, compromises and negotiations that are part and parcel of normal family life. The same could be said of office life. While some people do have a say in who becomes a colleague, most […]

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March 9, 2015

Learn to Love Networking. Really.

I run my own small business and, several years ago, I joined a business group to network with other entrepreneurs in my community. I was nervous about going to the first event, a socializing dinner, but I'd invested in the membership and was bound and determined to make use of it. To say I crashed […]

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August 18, 2014

Build Relationships for Greater Success

Does the idea of networking strike fear into your heart? Standing around making small talk with strangers – all with their own agendas – doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? But according to bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, putting effort into making new connections pays off – provided you have the right mindset. In his book, “Never Eat […]

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