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…

I was at a big networking event. More than nine hundred people were in the audience, and I asked everyone there: “How many of you came here hoping to do some business—maybe make a sale?” Almost everyone in the audience raised their hands. I then asked, “How many of you are here hoping to buy…

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…