Articles in category: Research & Education

All the right first-time questions

All the right first time questions

  How many times did you find yourself in a pointless conversation at a networking event? This is a usual phenomenon in events, like corporate mixers, that you did not necessarily sign up for. How can you really make the most out of such events though? Be able to avoid the pointless waste of time […]

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Boost your career through relationships

Boost your career through relationships

  Can networking help you advance your career? If yes, how far can it take you? The results may actually surprise you. According to research, networking can actually make a sizable difference in your career. Quoting Harvard Business Review columnist, Rebecca Knight: “Networking is linked to many measures of professional success — including getting promoted, […]

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Embrace your introversion

Embrace your introversion

  One would expect that introverted people are bad at communicating and don’t do as well in networking. That’s actually a fallacy. Yes, by default introverts don’t find socializing as enjoyable as others may do. They may feel uncomfortable when they are around people, especially ones they don’t know. As a result, they may not […]

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How to make networking a habit

How to make networking a habit

  Let’s start by pointing out the obvious. We all, in the grand scheme of things, know that networking is a good thing. It’s a way to broaden your professional horizons and open up to new opportunities. Expanding your professional circle will not necessarily have an immediate effect on your career. Relationships take time to […]

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Building relationships over food

Relationships overfood

  Whether you are meeting someone new or touching base with an old contact, you need an engaging point of discussion to get the conversation going. A typical “Hi, how have you been?” won’t get you far. You need to find a topic of mutual interest, establish common ground, and bond over it. According to Susan […]

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Build relationships through video games!

Relationships through video games

  Networking does not always take place in traditional settings like corporate events or professional mixers. It may take place on other platforms, as a networking dinner, a meetup at the pub, or even in an online multiplayer video game. Although video game environments may seem unconventional for networking at first, they actually foster strong […]

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How reciprocity can forge relationships

Reciprocity

  What are the common traits of a master networker? Is it extroversion? Outstanding communication skills? Perhaps the ability to listen? Or all of the above, and more? According to the renowned psychologist, Dr. Marisa Franco, master-networkers share a common key trait. They give back to their network. In her Psychology Today article, she points out: “The one […]

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Building trust in the metaverse

Building trust in the metaverse

  Trust is probably the most important component in building professional and personal relationships. A 2009 study by OECD found that trust determines how we perceive others as potential partners or rivals. Trust defines the relationships that shape the macro scheme of things – from the progress of society to its economic growth. As we are heading […]

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Networking in profound ways

Networking in profound ways

  Professionals are commonly overwhelmed with networking events and business meetings. The last thing they look forward to is yet another business card. They don’t want to save another name in their phone, they want to meet someone interesting. How could you be this interesting person? Stand out from the crowd and intrigue people to […]

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How effective are virtual meetings?

Virtual meeting

  The 2020 pandemic has led to a wave of digital transformation across the globe. According to McKinsey “COVID-19 have speeded the adoption of digital technologies by several years—and many of these changes could be here for the long haul.” The global technology adoption rate was accelerated 3 years faster than expected, to be precise. The […]

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