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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Face-to-face meetings: are they prehistoric? Should we fight for what some may consider an outdated practice?

It’s been the subject of a study into children’s activity this week: as today’s young people spend increasing time behind a screen, researchers have shown that their generation is physically slower than ours – just as we’re physically slower than our parents’ generation. Our physical evolution prompted discussion regarding other research, concerning our memory; that …

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Networking, Part 4: “Thank you and goodbye” – the art of exiting a conversation

This may seem a given to most people, that we’d know the best, most appropriate time to exit a conversation. But if a fruitful discussion is a two-way street, you’re at risk of coming across as abrupt, or someone who witters on endlessly, simply because you can’t know what the other person is/people are thinking. …

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The art of networking, Part 3: Don’t become stuck on a road to nowhere – how to hold an engaging, fruitful conversation…

Last week, I discussed how to make introductions at a networking event when you’re new to the process. Now you’ve been introduced and pleasantries have been exchanged, in this post we’re going to pinpoint how you can bring an objective to your chat and how to forge a successful relationship with your audience as conversation …

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The art of networking, Part 2: Making introductions and beneficial contacts

In my last post, I suggested that networking was a skill in business, or in one’s career, that can be mastered. In some cases, executive coaching clients of mine have had networking commitments expected of them as part of a new role/promotion, and have consequently been forced to ‘hit the ground running’ – a situation …

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