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6 Ways To Make a Great First Impression

6 Ways To Make a Great First Impression

Think you have ten minutes to make a first impression?

Think again.

The first seven seconds in which you meet somebody, according to science, is when you'll make a "first impression."

So, whether it's for an event, a business development meeting, or any other professional setting, you have to act very quickly in order to make the proper first impression.

In order to have a great meeting and be remembered in the right way — while cementing your reputation — here are some important tips:

11 Simple Things You Can Do To Become A Master Networker (Infographic)

11 Simple Things You Can Do To Become A Master Networker (Infographic)

If your concept of networking is going to a cocktail party and exchanging a stack of business cards with strangers you're not actually interested in, then you're doing it wrong.

Building meaningful connections with smart, talented people across industries and job functions can lead to valuable client relationships, future job offers, and greater influence.

In the graphic below, we've gathered some tips from master networkers like Wharton professor Adam GrantInfluencers founder Jon Levy, and Women's Success Coaching founder Bonnie Marcus.

Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, these proven tactics will help you connect with anyone.



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21 Conversation Starters Professionals Can Use To Break The Ice

21 Conversation Starters Professionals Can Use To Break The Ice

At a recent networking event, someone came up to me and complimented me on my ability to work the room, meet new people and do so with ease.

To some people, this skill comes naturally. To others, this article will provide some great conversation starters that anyone could use to help network better and make new connections.

What You Don't Know About Tour Operators Could Get You Fired

What You Don't Know About Tour Operators Could Get You Fired

Congratulations! Your boss just announced your organization's ambition to be conquer the tour & travel markets.  Your task is to bring in as many tourists and tour groups as possible... yesterday.

By nature, great sales people and ambitious marketers get a kick out of tackling new opportunities.  Are you set up for failure or are you on the path to success? 

7 Networking Secrets Everyone Should Learn in Their 20's

7 Networking Secrets Everyone Should Learn in Their 20's

Fresh out of college, my first job was doing marketing research for McGraw Hill in New York City. I didn't know many people in the city and, to me, networking was all about finding new friends to hang out with. Networking was purely social. 

What I discovered over the years is that networking is much more than that. It is an essential part of building a successful career, and if done strategically and intentionally, it can be very powerful.