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9 Networking Blunders That Undermine Your Reputation
Networking

9 Networking Blunders That Undermine Your Reputation

Think of networking as meeting new people so you can figure out how to be be helpful, instead of the other way around.
Darrah Brustein
How to Make Your Startup Introduction Email Simple, Clear and Awesome
Ready To Launch

How to Make Your Startup Introduction Email Simple, Clear and Awesome

The first impression is everything -- even via email. Here are tips to get it right.
Alex Iskold
6 Ways Introverts Can Avoid Feeling Shy at Conferences
Introverts

6 Ways Introverts Can Avoid Feeling Shy at Conferences

Have your opening line ready and find something useful to do. You're good to go.
Jacqueline Whitmore
4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take
Control What You Can

4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take

The busier you get, the less time you have to spend on unproductive meetings because, well, you're busy working on revenue-generating activities.
Adam Callinan
The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist
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The Do's and Don'ts of Asking for an Intro to a Venture Capitalist

If you want to give in front of an investor to pitch your company, you better do some legwork first.
Alex Iskold
4 Essentials for Being the Person People Remember
First Impressions

4 Essentials for Being the Person People Remember

When you make it clear how you can help, people remember that.
Jacqueline Whitmore
4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment
Networking

4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment

Networking can be enjoyable but that's not why anybody does it. Have a plan for meeting the people you can help, and vice versa.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email
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Why and How You Should Write a Forwardable Introduction Email

This style of message makes it simple for your connection to introduce you to that potential client or investor.
Alex Iskold
5 Ways to Help Others That Can Come Back to You Tenfold
Small Business - Big Impact

5 Ways to Help Others That Can Come Back to You Tenfold

Personal goals and hectic schedules tend to consume every waking minute of the day. By doing good by others really pays off.
Jonathan Long
Why the Elevator Pitch Hurts Your Chances of Winning New Clients
Clients

Why the Elevator Pitch Hurts Your Chances of Winning New Clients

That short description of what you do can put you at a competitive disadvantage. Here's a better approach.
Issamar Ginzberg
50 Quick Productivity and Business Tips for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
Control What You Can

50 Quick Productivity and Business Tips for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Startup founders in particular will find all of some of this advice useful.
Alex Iskold
Don't Be a Networking Frog
Networking

Don't Be a Networking Frog

You want to be the Networking Prince or Princess, not the frog. Here's how to make that happen.
Ivan Misner
6 Tips for Finding the Right Prospects and Getting in Front of Them
Networking

6 Tips for Finding the Right Prospects and Getting in Front of Them

Seeking introductions has evolved to be leaner, but people's attention is ever more scarce.
Alex Iskold
An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction
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An Efficient and Effective Way to Ask for an Introduction

The head of an accelerator describes his preferred process for making a connection between two parties.
Alex Iskold