Networking

There's a Human Void in the Office - Let's Fill It

James Layfield | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
James Layfield

Here is my challenge, to you and myself: lets not become a nation of zombie offices. Lets unplug our headphones, put down our phones, resist the urge to email and make sure we all take the time to speak to one another, share ideas and collaborate where we can everyday. Not only will this create much healthier and more vibrant offices, but we will be more productive too.

Autonomous Cars: Driving a New Era of Connected Devices

Marcus Jewell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

It is likely to be some time before fully automated cars are taking over our streets, but the technologies that will underpin this future are becoming increasingly common. Driverless features, such as automated parking and speed sensors, have been introduced into modern cars and proven to be very popular amongst many city drivers.

Five Ways To Open Doors Using LinkedIn

Michelle Beckett | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Michelle Beckett

Now you have your dream list and you've found them on advanced search and groups - what next? Be bold. Introduce yourself. Send them a connection request, comment on their group discussion... I'm not a huge fan of cheesy quotes, but this one has always resonated with me: "Doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock."

It's Time to Teach Networking in Schools and Universities

Andy Lopata | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

Networking is still left off the syllabus at our schools and universities. I gave a talk to 40 undergraduate students from the Netherlands recently. Speaking to them before the presentations, very few of them were aware of networking, other than perhaps as some concept that they had been told would be important to them.

Is Networking Really Dead?

Andy Lopata | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

Networking is not about events, conferences and star studded parties though. Sure, they provide opportunities to get in front of influential people but you'll struggle to grab a meaningful conversation or develop a relationship with the rich and powerful in such environments.

The Introverts' Guide to Surviving Parties

Roy Sheppard | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

A successful life is down to how adept you are at attracting personal and professional opportunities into your life, and the lives of everyone else you know. Meeting new people face-to-face is the single best way of doing that. It applies equally for purely social events as well as work related parties, drinks receptions etc.

The Power of Crowd Learning and Development Strategists: The Heroes and Heroines who Strive to Make Vital Information, Training, Mentoring and Networking Accessible to All

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

I firmly believe the Alzheimer's Society is a 'learning organisation' at its best. Their model fully integrates and supports its staff, volunteers, sufferers and their families. And the Press Office's skill, hard work and mentoring of volunteers has led to triumph after triumph in the improvement of the lives of sufferers and families.

Seven Networking Tips That Work

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

While a nerve-wracking experience for some, networking at events can garner useful business connections, though you'll need to be equipped with more than a good handshake. I've gathered some pointers together based on experience (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the hope they will help prevent networking opportunities from feeling like the first day of school - again.

Mind the Gap

Nicholas Harris | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Harris

It looks unlikely that the job market will ever become tame but that does not mean it cannot be bested. It is up to us as individuals to bring as much as we can to the table when it comes to the assault course of assessment centres and interviews faced when we graduate from university. And so as repetitive as it may seem, it really is worth minding the gap.

I Suck at Networking

Saoud Moco | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

Or how I almost blew my chances in 7 'faux pas'. Fresh from university, and still fresh from a different culture, the idea of networking had until th...

Frozen Out By the Ice-Bucket Challenge

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geoffrey Wadhurst

"You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt's stirring quote came to mind this morning as I had breakfast with the Geoffrey Wadhurst Coaching Limited virtual team (i.e. wife Sandra and son Ollie) in the family kitchen.

Making Money With Friends Is More Fun

Reuben Singh | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

In business it pays to have a long memory and to keep a mental score sheet. Always remember those who helped you and, of course, remember those who di...

It's Not Pyramid Selling - It's Network Marketing

Geoffrey Wadhurst | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Geoffrey Wadhurst

The schools have broken up, prospective clients are on holiday - what is a former HR manager turned executive coach to do in order to fill these long summer days?

People Are People

Andy Lopata | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Andy Lopata

доброе утро, صبح به خیر, good morning, Too often, many of us are far to quick to jump to conclusions, judge people and form opinio...

Trained to Schmooze

Susannah Savage | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

With a few public sector exceptions, Brussels is where meritocracy comes to die. And it takes its last breath in the naïve hopes of trainees. No one wastes any time letting us know that we are here to network. Such importance is placed on this I suspect there may be a strategic memo somewhere entitled 'Combatting Youth Unemployment in the EU: the Art of Networking'.

Say Goodbye to WiFi Worries This World Cup

Rob Wells | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Four years have passed and the greatest football event in the world is back... but are you prepared? You may have enough beers to drink and plenty of food to put on the BBQ - but is your home network ready for the four weeks of non-stop, nail biting football ahead?

Networking Cocktail, on the Rocks or Straight Up?

Nia Joynson-Romanzina | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nia Joynson-Romanzina

his Networking thing, what is it exactly? What does it mean? Why has it spread like an air-borne virus infecting events left, right and center; conferences, meetings, workshops, the list goes on. An entire event genre has been named after it: "The Networking Event".

Brogan Driscoll

Networking Advice From 'The World's Best Networker', Arianna Huffington

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The best way to network is to stop networking altogether - at least in the traditional sense. These are the lessons from Arianna Huffington, edito...

No One Talks Anymore

Carina Maggar | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech
Carina Maggar

Recent research shows that our phones are proven to be affecting the way we talk, think, have sex, eat and even go to the loo. We have become slaves to technology, only this time, our hands are handcuffed to our phones. Those red circular icons on our home screens have become our very own version of a newborn baby crying out for attention.

French Tuesdays: Party for the Globetrotters

Liza Bel | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liza Bel

The locations are also part of the fantasy that "French Tuesdays" are trying to offer. Looking for the hottest venue in town is part of Alla's job. Having been to some of the most famous and beautiful places in London, I wonder if she has her favourite spot.

Five Ways to Network More Successfully in the Hyperconnected Age

Julia Hobsbawm | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Julia Hobsbawm

This is the age of collaboration and reciprocity. Share what you know with others: send a link to an article you have read, order a book and put it in the mail, help someone who looks like they are having an attack of shyness across the corner of a cocktail party room. Above all, be interested in ideas and others, not just yourself.

Watch: How Not To Network

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Networking can be a tricky minefield to navigate. You don't want ot be the wallflower, nor do you want to be the brash, in-you-face chump who everyone...

Hands-Up If You Hate the Idea of Networking!

Jack Kershaw | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

Networking is as old as the hills and will continue regardless of what new technology appears. If you don't like the idea of networking remember that there is one thing worse; and that is not-working.

Ideas on Networking in the Digital Age

Digital Advertising Women's Network | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Digital Advertising Women's Network

London's Digital Advertising Women's Network (DAWN) hosted its first quarterly event of 2014, 'The Work Network' on Tuesday, February 25th.

David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.