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Keep Your Cards to Yourself 4 ways to build your reputation and expand your network--without business cards.

By Michael Port

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Getting noticed in business is about making others feel special so that you are the person they want to do business with. It's about being the kind of person and professional you appreciate having in your own life. These four simple strategies will do more to increase the size and influence of your network than any breakfast meet-and-greet could ever offer.

Share your connections. The most successful standout people in business never hoard their relationships. They are natural connectors. You can and should be the same.

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