When your Facebook newsfeed is bogged down with political drama and family photos, it’s likely that you aren’t embracing the platform as an opportunity to network. The truth, however, is that Facebook can be a successful networking tool.
LinkedIn is the most powerful professional network we have at our digital fingertips, so why not take advantage of it? According to the most recent quarterly report, LinkedIn’s membership has reached 467 million members and counting – a 17 million member increase from the preceding quarter.
Ezra Klein is the founder and editor-in-chief of Vox, an explanatory news organization that reaches more than 100 million people a month. He did an interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast in December of last year that had a lot of value for me as a marketing entrepreneur and SEO. You can listen to the podcast or see the show notes here. This article was inspired by that podcast.
In the startup world today, everyone always asks “how much capital have you raised?” What they mean by this is, has anyone other than you put money into your business? It signifies that very smart and very wealthy people believe that your business may succeed. The question is a good one, but its not the most important one.
Networking is about creating new connections while strengthening existing ones. If you are in sales, you constantly need to fill your funnel, expand your connections, and nurture your relationships.
Whether you’re hustling to get a job or trying to get more business, networking is essential to your success in the workplace.
In a world where 25% of people will leave a webpage if it takes more than four seconds to load, it is surprising that networking is an increasingly popular trend.
An elevator speech provides you with about 85 words and 30 seconds that pitches who you are, what you want and how potential customers or clients can benefit from your services.
In 30 seconds or less I can convert someone’s business card into a LinkedIn connection, send a follow up e-mail, and add them to my database of contacts. Here’s how.
Dr. Ivan Misner is one of my business heroes. Not only is he the founder of BNI, the largest referral organization in the world, but he’s also a successful businessman.