To Connect or Not to Connect, That is the LinkedIn Question

To Connect or Not to Connect, That is the LinkedIn Question

LinkedIn is an extremely powerful tool to help you grow your network and your business. Unfortunately, it is also a network that many can abuse. There are social networking tactics that work perfectly on Twitter and Facebook that flop on LinkedIn, and vice versa. One huge mistake is forgoing importing your email contacts into LinkedIn. The vast majority of your business contacts are likely on […]

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How social is your social network?

How social is your social network?

In my video blog two weeks ago, The Six Degree Myth and the 29 Percent Solution, I discussed the inspiration for the book that I co-wrote with Michelle Donovan, The 29% Solution. After watching the vlog, one reader brought up an interesting point, and I would love to discuss it further. Social media changes the game of networking, but not really how you might think. […]

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It Never Hurts to Ask . . . Right?

It Never Hurts to Ask . . . Right?

How many times have we heard people say that it never hurts to ask? Surely more times than we can count.  Well, in this video, I explain why it definitely hurts to ask sometimes–especially if you ask to soon!  I share a personal story of a recent time when a stranger contacted me via LinkedIn wanting to connect and accompanied the connection request with a note asking me something […]

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Using Social Media—“Navigating the VCP Process® to Networking” Series

Using Social Media—“Navigating the VCP Process® 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.”  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 VCP Process®.  A while ago, we started a much-anticipated 12-part series of […]

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Hey, Facebook, Free Ivan Misner!

Hey, Facebook, Free Ivan Misner!

Facebook deleted my account last week saying that I was impersonating Ivan Misner! I haven’t been able to get them to put it back up.

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Which Is Better–Online Networking or In-Person Networking?

Which Is Better–Online Networking or In-Person Networking?

  In this brief video, Roger Green and I talk about online networking versus in-person networking and also what I discovered when doing research for the book Business Networking and Sex in regard to how much time is necessary to invest in networking in order to get results. When it comes to networking, there’s online networking and there’s face to face networking.  The simple fact […]

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Do You Network Like You ‘Google Search’? Here’s Why You Should . . .

Do You Network Like You ‘Google Search’?  Here’s Why You Should . . .

Last week, I was meeting with executives from the Referral Institute and Thomas Albrecht, Referral Institute Master Franchisee in Austria and Germany, brought up a really interesting concept about networking when he compared it to doing a Google® search. I immediately asked him if we could record the topic on video for this blog because it’s a fantastic topic that I think will really resonate […]

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Social Media & Social Networking–How To Do It Better

Social Media & Social Networking–How To Do It Better

On my recent trip to Australia, I got the chance to record this video with my friend Dan Garlick, a networking expert from Tasmania.  In the video, we talk about the best ways to integrate face-to-face networking with social media and social networking in order to achieve the best possible results from your all-around networking efforts. Watch the video to learn the best ways to […]

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Five Steps for Getting the Most from LinkedIn

Five Steps for Getting the Most from LinkedIn

I’ve been following the development of online business networking for several years now; particularly at the inception of sites like Ecademy.com and LinkedIn.  That said,  I’d like to state for the record: If you’ve had any lingering thoughts that social media is just a fad, you may want to lose them. Are you aware that LinkedIn’s IPO (Initial Public Offering) has a valuation of 4.3 […]

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Online Networks Lag Behind Other Networking Efforts

Online Networks Lag Behind Other Networking Efforts

As part of the survey for the book, Business Networking And Sex (not what you think), my co-authors and I asked several questions which weren’t used in the final manuscript.  The survey was open to the public and was conducted with over 12,000 business people from every populated continent in the world.  One of the questions we didn’t use in the book was “What types of organizations do […]

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Dumbest Online Comments

Dumbest Online Comments

I recently read an article in FORTUNE magazine entitled “OMG!!! The End of Online Stupidity?” The article was written a few years ago but it stated that “internet veterans have long complained about the steady erosion of civility — and worse, intelligence — in online discourse.”  I couldn’t help but think that things haven’t gotten much better in the last few years. It never ceases to […]

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