Networking is the kind of social and professional interaction that came naturally to businesspeople throughout most of this nation’s history, especially in smaller communities. But as villages grew into towns, towns into cities and cities into megalopolises, the sense of community and the close, personal business relationships that went with it gradually disappeared. The rise of large retail chains and multinational corporations, along with the […]
The holiday party is a great time to meet people but . . . you should have a plan! Everybody goes to parties, and the holiday season is full of them. It’s also a business slowdown season for many of us who are not in retail. The holiday parties are NOT just a place for free food and drinks. Holiday parties and other social mixers […]
Part 2 of Dr. Misner speaking to David Alexander about their newest book, “Networking Like a Pro”.
Part 1 of Dr. Misner speaking to David Alexander about their newest book, “Networking Like a Pro”.
I am pleased to announce that the new video for International Networking Week, 2010, is now available on YouTube. The video was sponsored by Entrepreneur Press and the Referral Institute. Mark your calendar now. International Networking Week is the week of Feb. 1 through 5, 2010. For additional information go to www.InternationalNetworkingWeek.com. This is the fourth year for International Networking Week. It is now recognized by […]
I had the privilege of attending the rollout of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo yesterday. The spaceship rides under the center portion of the mother ship, called the WhiteKnightTwo (which I wrote about last year). The rollout had many special guests, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured at podium–last photo at bottom), Sir Richard Branson (pictured in second to last photo) and Burt Rutan (the designer of […]
My friend Charlie Robertson from the UK recently wrote a really great blog about some important lessons his mother taught him growing up and how he uses these lessons on an everyday basis when networking. Check out Charlie’s blog below. I have a hunch your mother may have taught you these same things. If not, though, let’s at least hope you have the bath part […]
2009 is almost over (and many are glad about that!), and it’s time to look ahead. I have before me my crystal ball. I am looking into the future, and this is what I see for 2010: First, the economy IS going to improve. OK, this isn’t a”networking” issue, but it IS important. Have faith. Look for opportunities. Focus on what you do best. You […]
A few months ago I met a chauffeur in Arizona who drove me from the airport to a speaking engagement I was scheduled for. We talked about referral marketing and business in general, and he shared with me that he has a client who runs a mining operation. He said this client told him that his next big mining project is going to take 11 years […]
I’ve mentioned my good friend Alex Mandossian in a couple of previous blogs. But in case you don’t yet know who Alex is, he is one of the world’s most respected experts on marketing, and his knowledge, background and track record of unbelievable results are truly amazing. I’m going to be hosting a free call with Alex on Tuesday, Dec. 1 (4 p.m. Pacific / […]
I received an e-mail today from someone in my organization who said that entrepreneurs and business professionals really need help in management, sales, accounting, taxes and many other issues. So far, so good–I couldn’t agree more! Then he suggested that our organization would be so much better if we provided that kind of training. Whoa–stop! Here’s where we part ways. You see, I’ve heard that […]