networking at events

Here at BNI, the world’s largest networking organization, we’ve got news for you: desperation is not referable. When people demonstrate certain behaviors as part of their networking efforts, it’s a tell-tale sign of desperation. Here are four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit: 1. The Card Dealer This is probably the most common form…

As young professionals, you hear all the time that you must network to find internships, jobs and mentoring relationships. Yet, many of you don’t know how to connect effectively with the business leaders who can help you advance professionally. Many of these leaders are willing to share insights, but few young professionals know how to…

networking at mixer

Contributor: Ivan Misner Do you suffer from “Butterfly-itis” at the very mention of networking at business functions? If you answered yes, you are not alone! Many business people and entrepreneurs get a bit uncomfortable when it comes right down to walking up to someone and starting a conversation. Many others are concerned about getting effective…