5 Top Business Development Articles | Week of February 24, 2014

Top Picks in Business Development, Networking and Social Media for Professional Services

Every week I discover great articles and resources on business development from my social media friends and online sites. As always, some really strong contenders, but I’ve culled it down to this list for you to enjoy. Please feel free to share these great articles and authors with your network too!

5 Top Business Development, Networking & Social Media Articles

Post that Now or Later? 6 Lessons in Social Media Timing by Bob Hutchins (@bobhutchins)

(Business 2 Community) “With social media, timing is everything, and the best time to post on social media may be a lot more scientific than you think.”

Networking at Holiday Parties and Social Events [Video]

How to Network at Holiday Parties Without Killing the Mood – Ask Liz Lynch video series

On location in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (3:36 minutes): “What are strategies for networking at holiday parties and being social without being sales-y?”

The holidays are a great time to network with old friends and meet new ones, but how do you do it without being pushy or inappropriate? At the same time, how can you move the conversation past small talk and get down to something meaningful and productive?

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If you’ve never attended one of my seminars in person, now is your chance to learn how to network using the smart strategies that help busy professionals around the world get 24/7 networking results WITHOUT the 24/7 effort.

Be part of the audience at this recent event where in just 60 minutes, I shared powerful relationship building techniques such as:

  • The #1 question that will transform your elevator pitch from boring to brilliant

5 Top Business Networking Articles | Week of November 25, 2013

Top Picks on Business Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding for Professional Services

Every week I discover great articles and resources from my social media friends and online sites. Some really strong contenders, but here’s this week’s list for you to enjoy. And please feel free to share these great articles and authors with your network too!

5 Top Business Networking and Social Media Articles | Week of November 25, 2013

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room by Kimberly Weisul (@weisul)

(Inc.) “I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.”

The Power of Connecting at Conferences (Podcast)

4 Ways Connecting at Conferences Can Accelerate Your Business

Meeting planners have told me that October is the most popular month for conferences and conventions, with May a close second.

As much as I love the efficiency of networking online, there’s nothing like the IMPACT of meeting face-to-face to ignite new relationships and push existing ones forward. Connecting at conferences with industry movers and shakers can accelerate new opportunities for your business.

In this podcast, I reveal four ways connecting at conferences, conventions, trades shows and other big events can help you build the know-how and the relationships to grow your business and achieve your professional goals. (5:50 minutes)

7 Ways Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Networking at Conferences

Tips for Networking at Conferences Before They Even Begin

A key principle of Smart Networking is to find ways to combine face-to-face and online networking to build relationships more easily and more quickly.

7 Ways Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Networking at Conferences

That’s why I love the opportunities that conferences and big events offer, allowing us to connect with prospects and potential partners — and industry movers and shakers — all in one place.

Conferences bring together top experts who can share innovative ideas that can grow your business, and new industry trends that can help your clients. They stretch you as a professional, ensuring the continued health and strength of your company.

5 Top Business Networking Articles | Week of September 30, 2013

Top Picks on Business Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding for Professional Services

I’m constantly discovering great articles and resources from my social media friends and online sites. Here’s my roundup for the week. Hope you enjoy these reads, and please share them if you do!

Smart Networking Blog: 5 Top Business Networking Articles | Week of September 30, 2013

Got 5 Minutes? Use It to Find a New Prospect on Social Media by Maggie Hibma

(Hubspot)  ”Social media can be quite noisy, and sometimes, prospective customers can be buried in a sea of look-alikes.” How do you find a needle in a haystack in just 5 minutes?

5 Top Business Networking Articles | Week of September 16, 2013

Top Picks on Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding for Professional Services

Every week I discover great articles and resources from my social media friends and online sites. There were lots of great ones this week, it was tough to pare the list, but here’s my attempt. Hope you enjoy them, and please share them with your network if you do!

Smart Networking Blog: 5 Top Business Networking Articles | Week of September 16, 2013

Twitter Survey Shows How Business Tweets Produce Tangible Results by Joe Lewis

(Intuit Small Business) Still not sure of the merits of Twitter for your business? Here are some stats that might change your mind.

Maximizing Conferences and Events: My #1 Strategy (Video)

Maximizing Conferences and Events: My #1 Recommendation for Getting Your Ideal Clients to Come to YOU – Ask Liz Lynch video series

On location in Atlanta (2:54 minutes): Social media is a wonderful tool, but you do need to get out face-to-face once in a while. What’s the best way to maximize your time and effort?

I share a simple but powerful strategy for getting visibility and attracting your target audience to YOU! (Click here to tweet this).

If you enjoyed this video, please comment and share it with friends. Also, feel free to share your favorite tips for maximizing conferences and events!

Persuade With Purpose

GSBI’m on the West Coast this week where yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at my alma mater in front of 200+ alumnae, students and staff at the Women’s Initiative Network annual conference.

I shared some key principles from Smart Networking and led the entire group through a “progressive networking” exercise that always gets everyone talking, making connections, and feeling confident about their networking skills. It’s one of my favorites!

Then I flew from there to another conference, so I thought it would be apropos to share my latest “Ask Liz” video on my #1 strategy for maximizing conferences and events.