More networking advice for #SHRM18 attendees

When you meet someone new at the #SHRM18 conference, do you feel it is more important to come across as being competent or being charming, that is, do you exhibit your knowledge or your warmth? Most of us would like to exhibit both, but research shows that to the other person it is more important …

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Networking news for #SHRM18 attendees

I have participated in several #NextChat sessions for #SHRM18. One of the frequent topics of discussions is networking. People are provided with all kinds of advice. Some of this includes: Bring business cards to help break the ice Don’t bring business cards, that will make you look outdated Talk to people at the lunch tables …

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Another Revisit to A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: Networking at Its Core

With #SHRM18 coming up in June I thought this was worth a replay. I came across an article called Serendipity as Strategy, written by Michael Soto of Spark Collaboration. It was a very interesting read. He talked about the ways in which companies are working to increase employees meeting and interacting with each other. These …

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Networking is NOT just about outside connections or finding a new job: A replay

Two things prompted this replay. First, Tom Peters has a new book out named the Excellence Dividend. I will have more on it in the weeks to come. The second thing was that #SHRM18 is just under two months away, and since this post was prompted by Steve Browne, I thought that this would be …

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Future Friday: The skill sets needed for the HR professional of the future

I came across an article directed at the Chief Information Officers, in other words the IT leader, which talked about the skill sets the CIO of the future will need to have to be most effective. Not too surprisingly this skill set works well for the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as well. In fact …

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Build a Network of Remarkable People

  To try to attempt to be a “solo” operator in today’s world is a defeating activity. The world it too interconnected for you to try to run your HR department, your company, your consultancy or your life without having a network to rely on. You need to build a network of remarkable people. Remarkable …

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The Psychological Value of your Social Media Network

  Most of us have a social media network that far exceeds our “in-person” network. You read all time about the importance of making sure you put the “person” into your network and get out and meet people. I have written about that several times, most strongly in A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: …

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Networking Advice: SHRM 2012

  Regardless of whether you are employed or unemployed networking skills are extremely important. Most of us do it poorly. On person who does it correctly is Keith Ferrazzi of FerrazziGreenlight. He is an über-networker. He provides a constant stream of tips and networking advice on his Greenlight Blog. In one of his recent newsletters …

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Five Networking Tips to Make You More Effective in 2012

There is a no lack of networking advice out there in the blogsphere today. Additionally, you can buy any number of great books by authors such at Keith Ferrazzi and Harvey Mckay. But I have been networking for a long time as well, plus I have read all this material too. So for those of …

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Want to network, learn and have fun? Attend a Conference!

 We all know the value of networking. We all know the value of learning. And of course we all know the value of having fun. So why not combine them into one event? If you want to network, learn and have fun then try attending a conference! There are plenty of them around. But let …

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