Does Business Networking Have a Place in Formal Education?

Does Business Networking Have a Place in Formal Education?

In this short video, presented by Applied Transformation, Inc., Roger Green asks me about my view on the idea that high cost education doesn’t necessarily prepare students for the real world. In answering him, I talk about my feelings on where business networking fits into the world of formal education and I share some statistics about the true effectiveness of networking which, to me, are […]

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Survey Says: Summarized Conclusions about Business Networking & Gender

Survey Says: Summarized Conclusions about Business Networking & Gender

What have my Business Networking and Sex co-authors and I concluded after 12,000 individual surveys, almost 1,000 comments and stories, numerous interviews, months of research, and years of experience?  Below is a recap of the facts we uncovered. Study Findings, Summarized Men and women were closer together than we expected in most areas. However, the perception of the difference is very dramatic.  Remember: The exception […]

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My ‘Business Networking and Sex’ Epiphany

My ‘Business Networking and Sex’ Epiphany

In this video, Hazel Walker, one of my Business Networking and Sex co-authors, asks me what I learned from the research we conducted for the book and, specifically, what my biggest epiphany was. I explain the answer that really blew me away and caused me to come to a major realization when I was interviewing someone prior to writing the book.  I’m telling you, no matter how much […]

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Audit Your Activities — “Navigating the VCP Process(R) to Networking” Series

Audit Your Activities — “Navigating the VCP Process(R) to Networking” Series

TR Garland (pictured with me in the photo below) is a friend of mine and co-author of one of my most recent #1 best-selling books called “Building The Ultimate Network.”  He’s also considered a top trainer for the Referral Institute.  For some time now, we’ve both observed a need to drill down on one of the most important and foundational concepts to networking – The […]

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Success: The Uncommon Application of Common Knowledge

Success: The Uncommon Application of Common Knowledge

In this short video by Applied Transformation, Inc., I talk to Roger Green about how I came up with the idea that success is the uncommon application of common knowledge, and explain why I’m such a firm believer in the concept. If you aren’t buying it just yet, think about this . . . everyone I interviewed some years ago about the secret to success–from […]

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People Hate to Network… Not!

People Hate to Network… Not!

I was recently contacted by a reporter from a major U.S. national newspaper who said: “I was wondering if you might be able to point me in the direction of some research that says that many people don’t like networking?  I see that concept cited all over the web, but I can’t find anyone who has actually conducted a survey or done some sort of […]

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Video: Finding It Hard to Relate & Connect When Networking with Shy People?

Video: Finding It Hard to Relate & Connect When Networking with Shy People?

A couple weeks back, I posted a video featuring top tips on overcoming your own shyness when networking.  The video featured a good friend of mine, Tara Schmakel, who is an expert on overcoming shyness as she herself was once very shy and is now known as “The Once Timid Networker.” If you view yourself as being the definition of a gregarious extrovert, chances are […]

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Networking in Thailand, Malaysia, or Japan?–Dos and Don’ts to Note

Networking in Thailand, Malaysia, or Japan?–Dos and Don’ts to Note

Understanding cultural differences when doing business and networking around the world is  becoming increasingly important in this global society (click here for an explanation). On a related note, I posted a blog entry a few weeks ago outlining valuable tips from top networking experts in China and Vietnam which will help people traveling to those countries to position themselves for the most successful outcome when […]

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