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Curated Content – a win-win-win! Incl. The Networking almanac!

August 27, 2014

Inspired by a post that I read on Hub Spot written by Pamela Vaughan I thought why not compile a Blog post with some of the fabulous networking advice that I get.

But before you get your eyes and hands on the knowledge and tremendous tips I thought I’d share what Pamela had to say on curated content – a fabulous article

“Sure, curated content is a collection of other people’s content and resources from around the web. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be valuable. Just think about a collection of mint condition vintage toys. Each toy that comprises the collection is valuable in and of itself — but a collection of many is even more valuable. See what I’m getting at?

The point is, if all you’re doing is quickly throwing together a few pieces of subpar content, then yes, content curation can absolutely be lazy and crappy. But take the time to curate a lot of valuable pieces of content, and you’ll end up with a collection that’s valuable to both the content consumer and yourself. Because not only does curation save you the step of creating content from scratch, but it also gives the viewer all that awesome content in one place………….”




at an event, before an event and after an event!



How to get the most out of your networking activities

 A guide to networking from Inge Dowden – Business and Happiness Coach

Networking is a great way to get new business. If you’re just starting out you need contacts and if you’ve been in business a while you need new contacts. There are lots of business networking events out there, and it’s not always easy to make them actually work, so if you’re not careful you can end up spending a lot of time and money without getting any results.

This guide will help you get the most out of your networking activities……………

A guide to networking


When It Is –and Isn’t — Worth Meeting in Person

By SOPHIA DEMBLING in Entrepreneur

Drew Martin, founder and CEO of MeCam wearable video cameras, thought it was pretty cool that he could work with his Taiwan-based manufacturer strictly over e-mail, Skype and Google Hangout. “When people asked how many times I’d been to Taiwan, I was proud to say, ‘Oh, I didn’t have to go over there,'” he says. 

But when disagreements arose over design and money, he spent months trying to work things out remotely. Then, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he finally met his manufacturers face to face. “We went to dinner, had a couple of drinks, went to a couple of meetings together. It made all the difference……………….


Break the Ice: 8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Author, Etiquette Expert, and Founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach

Success is largely determined by an ability to play to your strengths. If you happen to be shy or introverted, don’t limit your dreams or count yourself out just because you don’t fit the traditional image of an entrepreneur. There is more than one path to success…….

Ten Simple Tricks To Remembering Names

Article by Helen Coster in Forbes

Few situations will make you cringe more than standing next to someone you’ve met several times and drawing a blank on his or her name.
Plenty of business deals and romantic rendezvous have been foiled because someone failed to recall the right name at the right time. In the Web age e-mail and social networks offer safe harbor; being able to use someone’s name (and pronounce it correctly) in a face-to-face situation can set you apart.

“Everyone struggles with remembering names………………

Never Forget a Face? Women May Remember Faces Better Because They Scan More

 By Jennifer J. Heisz in Association for Psychological Science journal

Women may remember faces better than men in part because they spend more time studying features without even knowing it, suggests a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. According to the researchers, teaching people to increase feature scanning may be one way to help improve their memory for faces.

The findings may help to shed light on long-standing questions about why some people can remember faces easily while others quickly forget the face of someone they’ve just met.

“The way we move our eyes across…..



By Amber Mac in Fast Company

With networking technology like LinkedIn’s “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” featureat our fingertips, we sometimes forget the importance of face-to-face interactions. We stumble when it comes to business meetings, tweeting from under a cafe table or fist bumping when a handshake would do just fine–making little mistakes that could cost us big business.

Here are four rules of thumb………….


11 Ways to Excuse Yourself From a Conversation 

By Lindsay Kolowich in HubSpot

Ah yes, the old nod-and-smile. You may have read articles on great conversation starters and mastering in-person networking situations, but what about dealing with those conversations you desperately want to leave?

Whether at a conference or a party, we can all relate to that heavy discomfort that arriveswhen a conversation loses steam, or the sinking feeling you get when you realize you’re listening to a person’s life story. Until teleportation is a thing, you’re either going to have to stick it out or find a way to make a swift, graceful exit.

Don’t worry…………………………



5 Tips For Writing The Perfect Networking Email

by John Muscarello in Levo League

When was the last time someone sent you an email that said, “It was a pleasure meeting you at ABC Networking Event. Is there anything I can do to help you with your career?”

Probably never. But in order to get help from your network, you need to know how to ask for help the right way. Here are 5 tips to help you write the perfect networking email:


 There are plenty more super articles, posts and links here

Feel free to add your best tips, any sources, favourite links and posts 

























And finally a curated blog from a curated blog!

Matthew Winters is the owner of Austin Visuals 3D Animation Studio , a Full-Service 2D & 3D animation studio, advertising agency, and video production studio. As one of Austin’s movers and shakers, he also founded Speed Friending Events which produces networking mixers and social events in over 14 cities nationally. Matthew is dedicated to providing solutions to social and technology related issues in the industry.

12 super posts full of fantastic tips and advice…………


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