Networking tip: Listen. Then Talk.

Last night I went to a networking dinner for students at my alma mater. Unlike most of these somewhat painful events, at this one, the students were prepared and practiced so they interacted with the professionals easily. They had good 30-second "about me" intros, and...

Strategic networking

Yesterday, Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone, posted this little gem to his Twitter feed  (@keithferrazzi): “Having a plan for who you want to meet and WHY is no less genuine than randomly meeting people, just smarter!” So true! I think this is one of the...

Beyond networking

I've been learning a lot from all the interviewing I've been doing lately. It's one of the upsides of being a general assignment reporter. You develop just enough information about a variety of topics to be great at cocktail parties. But beyond the knowledge...