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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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The art of networking, Part 1: How to prevent a conversation stopping before it even starts…

Are you a wallflower when it comes to networking? For some managers and business owners, networking can be terrifying. Although some networkers can glide from group to group with no trouble, others freeze at the prospect of ‘working the room’ – and for some, the thought of meeting new people and having to initiate conversation …

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As an executive, could you be accused of wearing ‘the emperor’s new clothes’?

Remember the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the Emperor’s new clothes?  He was tricked into believing he was wearing a splendid outfit, when wearing nothing at all, based on the fawning compliments of his courtiers. Believing he looked so exceptionally fine, he paraded through the streets to the cheering adulation of a well-briefed crowd. One …

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