Many organizations have developed special supports to help employees network and develop connections within organizations. One of these supports are Employee Resource Groups (ERG). The first U.S. ERG was formed by African-American employees at Xerox in 1964 to address issues of discrimination. Today, groups support many types of affinities: women, Asian-Americans, working parent, veterans, peopel with disabilities, […]
It’s not enough to network. We need results. Have you ever had the feeling that your networking isn’t working? Join us for Smarter Networking Training and earn how to develop a sustainable, effective networking practice that works for your unique style and needs. Along the way, you’ll learn how to avoid some of the most […]
OK: It’s time to network. What do you do? Too many of us use a haphazard approach. We think, “Maybe I’ll meet someone at the after hours mixer who will have a lead on a better job.” Or “This new team I’m on will be the perfect way to learn more about how that other […]
Guess what? Those stacks of business cards you’ve collected at networking events mean nothing unless you take the next steps. In fact, they might even lure you into a false sense of accomplishment. Networking isn’t about amassing hundreds of weak ties with people who won’t remember us two weeks after we meet. Instead, it’s about […]
Too many people already think of themselves as networking failures. “I don’t know enough people,” one woman told me. “I never go to after-hours networking events and I know that’s bad,” said another.” “I know I have to network, but I’m terrible at it,” declared a third. The good news: they’re probably all wrong. This […]
Boston Voyager is one of the newest additions to the Boston media landscape. They say: Boston is an incredible city – but it’s so large and so vast and so diverse that all of us are missing out on tons of great people, businesses, organizations, events and more. The BostonVoyager wants to highlight the best of […]
For many introverts, Susan Cain’s TED talk about introversion was a much needed affirmation of the value of the quiet style. She articulated what many of us needed to hear: there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. In fact, introverts have much to offer.
Would you rather go to the dentist than to a networking event? If so, then this article is for you.
Here’s an excerpt from our recently published article, “Transform Your Network with Three Simple Practices,” on Communication World:
Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully. This post, recently published on Inc.com, reviews four steps to acing your next ask and getting to yes.