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Networking Tip: Keep Eye Contact!

Whether you’re talking to a personal friend or a business colleague, ALWAYS KEEP EYE CONTACT! Nothing makes a person feel less important and more ignored than wandering eyes.  If constant eye contact has you feeling uneasy, try looking at the … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: A Person a Day

Imagine if you contacted 5 new people every week.. That would be about 250 per year! Typing up a short email or making a quick call should only take about 5 minutes of your time. Not every person will get … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Relax.

People are constantly putting pressure on themselves to do things the right way. When you rely on rules and are overly focused, it becomes easy to feel stifled and unnatural. Remember, all you’re really doing is talking.   This networking … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Comment on Your Surroundings

Don’t feel like conversations have to be all business when attending an event. A great way to start a conversation and keep things light is to open with a comment about your mutual atmosphere. We think trying something such as– … Continue reading

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DSText at L.A.’s Largest Mixer XVI

DSText is an app that runs on your mobile device.  It allows you to push a button to quickly and easily communicate to a preconfigured circle of people. With this app, you can exchange messages, send and receive photos, while also … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Use a Closer to Open

Traditional wisdom holds that it’s best to start a conversation with an open-ended question—give the person you’re conversing with a chance to talk about themselves, the thinking goes. That isn’t really true at networking events though. An open-ended question can … Continue reading

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The Grilled Cheese Truck at L.A.’s Largest Mixer XVI

In 2009, Dave Danhi competed in the 7th annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, a grilled cheese competition that up to 8,000 people flock to yearly. This was his “ah ha” moment and realized that he was going to open the world’s … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Listen!

Networking is more about listening to what people say than saying the right things. Take the time to listen to people’s stories. You can only provide something of value to them if you listen to who they are and what … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Accept Rejection!

Everyone is busy, and for most people, it’s really just a matter of timing. If you catch someone on a good day, usually they will be happy to talk or meet with you. If they’re swamped, however, then a simple … Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Keep Your Emails Short

If your first contact is via email, then split the message into smaller paragraphs. Instead of reaching out to someone new with a long-winded, five paragraph explanation of why you are contacting them, use that first email to focus on … Continue reading

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