Tag Archives: networking

Networking, Asian Style

Understanding cultural differences when doing business around the world is becoming more important in a global society. Even within large countries like the United States, there are differences from one region to another. When you go beyond that and look at one country vs. another, the differences become even more impactful on business. When we […]

Do You Suffer from Data Overload Syndrome?

How many devices do you use to keep track of what’s going on? And how many times do you check your devices? And how much do  you retain? And, finally, how many minutes do you wait before checking for email, news updates, RSS feeds and the like? Are you a data addict? And are you […]

Resist Coin-Operated Networking

Coin-operated networking is like a vending machine. You take some coins, stick them in the slot, push the button, and your candy bar pops out the bottom of the machine. That’s transactional—and a transactional process is great for vending machines, but not for networking. If you’re trying to network by saying, “I will give you […]

Steps to Taking Your Passion & Making It A Business

Have you heard things like ‘Montize Your Passion’ from Rich German or what about Greg Habstritt’s ‘Authority Formula’ . These guys are some who teach and believe you can build a business from turning your passion into an income stream.  How do they do it and what makes it work? Here are a few basic […]

Four Behavioral Styles to Know When Networking

Have you ever walked into a room full of people and thought, “How do I get business from this group?” I am sure you have! As entrepreneurs, we walk into rooms full of people all the time and we recognize these as ideal opportunities for generating business. If you don’t know how to effectively gain […]

A Story of Being Unique In a Saturated Market

The sage puppet, Kermit The Frog, stated his case for the trials of being unique when he said, “It Ain’t Easy Being Green”.   Kermit is right.  It is hard to be different.  It’s much easier to do what everyone else is doing.  Does being like everyone else equal success?  In today’s saturated marketplace, even if […]

Finding Subjects, Drawing People In

If you’re trying to make it as an artist, as a creative person, in the digital age, you’ve got have a site. Or at least a blog. Or at least a Facebook page. Or maybe a Twitter account. But how do you use these? Are you simply posting your random thoughts, or are you looking […]

Being A Nerd Easier Than You Think

More work in less time! Make money while sitting on your couch!  Meet your Soul Mate!  Do I have your attention?  I hope so because what I am going to talk about is how to make the previous statements more of a reality for your business ideas. You can work and make money more efficiently […]

Social Networking and Arts Careers

The most difficult thing for artists, even successful artists — aside from inspiration, of course — is obtaining funding. In this country, it’s a matter of scrounging around. Hoping to sell something while working on another job to support your art. Looking for grants. Writing proposals. In Europe, a lot of artists easily receive grants […]

When The Moment’s Right, An Insta-Celebrity Will Materialize

This week’s out-of-nowhere celebrity turn is that of John Tyner, the 31-year-old Oceanside, California software programmer who cautioned a Transportation Security Administration screener, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.” Tyner’s catchphrase circled the globe at light speed, his actions immediately synthesizing the volcanic tensions between the flying public and those tasked […]