Summer is a time for socializing. And while
much of your mingling may be at beach BBQs or outdoor events, don't neglect to
work your network during the lazy, hazy days of summer.
Need a little kick in the pants to move you
from beach chair to business cards? Read our round-up of networking advice from
across the web.
Quality, not size, matters most says the author
of Managing Yourself: A Smarter Way to Network. Networks that are too large
don't allow relationships to be properly nourished. Instead, rely on a group of
12-14 core contacts that provide developmental feedback and new sources of
information and expertise. The article also provides tips on winnowing your
network and making sure you are using your contacts most effectively.
We recently posted about networking wunderkind LinkedIn. Click here for their useful primer on
how to optimize their service and network within their 100 million plus
And of course there's always what NOT to do. Inc.com
offers "don't let this be you" advice in 6 Social
Networking Faux Pas To Avoid.
Finally, for something fun (hey, it's summer!)
we like the tips in 10 Apps to Up Your Social
you make regular time for networking? What are the most productive ways for you
to work your network? Share your thoughts here and at the Pendaflex Facebook
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