Networking

Five Ways to Network More Successfully in the Hyperconnected Age

Julia Hobsbawm | Posted 04.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.04.2014 | 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 17.03.2014 | 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.

Home Networking in 2014: Is Your Network Future Proof?

Rob Wells | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

With an increasing number of WiFi hungry gadgets in our homes, and more and more people avoiding the daily commute in favour of working from their sofa, our home networks are under more pressure than ever before to meet the needs of both our work and play.

Repelling a Woman at a Networking Event

Chris Rooney | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The room was crowded with people in variations of our attire, many of the males had longish hair parted towards the middle, several had their shirt sleeves half rolled up - there was something of the '90s Richard Madeley about these men, affable and moderately successful, but crushingly dull.

Are You Too Busy to Find Time to Nurture Your Network?

Andy Lopata | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Andy Lopata

How's business? Do you have a lot of orders both confirmed and in the pipeline? You do? That's great! No need to worry about a networking or referrals strategy then. Or think again.

Are You a Mum Looking to Return to Work?

Liz Nottingham | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Nottingham

There just aren't enough women with a wealth of life experience available to hire and there are many businesses out there lacking this demographic of strong, capable, 'life' savvy women who could add great value to their work-force.

TEDx East End: Helping to Create a Society Without Borders

Jesse Seaver | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jesse Seaver

I was on my way to the heart of Bethnal Green, in East London, via the Central line Underground. Pleasantly, I overheard a couple next to me discussing why they were heading to TEDx East End, which happened to be where I was headed. They said how they "needed some inspiration...some exposure to creative minds...and to be inspired."

A New 'Ears' Resolution for 2014

James Allen | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
James Allen

The blank slate of a New Year can be daunting, especially when you are trying hard to think outside the box to find a different way to fill the days and weeks that will make it up. Looking realistically at your work schedule or plan for the next few months, nothing has changed...

Think You're on a Date? For Him, It's a Networking Opportunity

The Guyliner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Sensing my cold feet, he pulls me in for a kiss. It is slippery, mock-passionate and, overall, unpleasant. I am embarrassed for us both. The conversation hasn't been remotely flirtatious; there has been no chemistry, nothing naturally leading us to this point where we would be kissing in a bar,

The Etiquette of Asking

Bev James | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bev James

When someone feels comfortable with you and is confident that you will provide them with a good service, they are more likely to recommend you to their clients and contacts. That has always been the way the world works and I can see no reason why that will ever change.

How Am I Supposed to Get Experience Without a Job in the First Place?

Adam Ball | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Ball

The one thing I'd wish I'd known starting university is how important your network is. When it comes to finding jobs or potential opportunities this is essential. It can mean that if you don't have the right grades someone can vouch for you on the inside. Most people just need a chance to show what they can do and sometimes a quick word from a friend can be that chance.

Why Deep Connections Make It Easier to Ask for Help

Andy Lopata | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Andy Lopata

Asking for help can be one of the biggest challenges for individuals. Whether building a business, looking for the solution to a problem or chasing a new position to drive our career forward, many of us struggle when it comes to turning to others for support.

What Kind of Networker Are You?

Lisette Howlett | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Lisette Howlett

One of the reasons networking is the new business activity most people prefer is because it does not feel salesy. You meet people, get to know what they do and then - over time and when you've built trust - set meetings and share contacts.

Networking Their Way to Success

Cherie Blair | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Cherie Blair

Sitting on the rooftop of Gladys's juice bar in Freetown, I was having an informal chat with some of the women my foundation supports. This wasn't my first trip to Sierra Leone. I was there for International Women's Day in March and had spoken then to some of the women. But this time I got to have a long, in depth conversation with them about the difficulties they have faced as women entrepreneurs and what benefits they get from participating in the country's first network for women entrepreneurs, which is what the Foundation has helped to set up here.

Networking -A Guide for All Novices

Neeta Patel | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neeta Patel

Our worst case scenario at a networking event is someone who spends all evening with mates at the bar, drinks too much, is slightly worse for wear and panics as the evening draws to a close and realises they haven't benefited from the networking event all evening.

Networking in the Public Sector

Harry Freedman | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Freedman

A good networker makes sure they have the right contacts and that their contacts are aware of what they have to offer. You can make contacts in many different ways, through introductions at work, through social media or through events or conferences. But however you make your contacts, you choose them for the right reasons.

Extreme Networking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Come and suffer It's not exactly a great starting recipe for success. I'd like you to come along, give up two days, spend several hundred pounds and p...

Too Much "Communication" Not Enough Talking

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

Facebook gives us a megaphone to tell our friends what we think, Twitter gives us an avenue to express our opinions, Foursquare tells our friends where we are, Instagram allows us to capture where we are... But this interconnectivity comes at a price. What of the consequences on human interaction?

WiFi Slapdash? Wave Goodbye to Cash

Rob Wells | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Looking back at the top technology products for the last ten years, they all have one thing in common: they connect to the internet. But sadly these internet-connected gadgets do not always work like a dream - far too often, it can actually be a nightmare experience.

Why Saying Less Could Ensure You Are Referred More

Andy Lopata | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Andy Lopata

If, while you're reading this blog, one of your friends, family or business associates found themselves face to face with someone you would want to meet, would they know? Would they think of you, recognise the connection, understand why and know what to say?

Do Young Women of My Generation Need to 'Lean In' More?

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.

It's Okay Not to Enjoy Networking

Harry Freedman | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Freedman

Today's job market is tough. And there's no reason to imagine that it's going to get any easier any time soon. There's only one reliable way to get a job. We all know what it is, and mainly we try to ignore it, because it feels uncomfortable. It's about going out there, talking to people and making new contacts.