12 results for author: Michael Goldberg


Great Habits to Grow Your Business

I was flying high! I had just spoken at an event in Hoboken, New Jersey. Home of Frank Sinatra and the first officially recorded game of baseball. Not to mention more bars in 2.01 square miles than probably anywhere. The room where the event was held could ...
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What is Your Business Networking Attitude?

Attitude is everything, baby! Especially when it comes to business networking. Well, yes, but I suppose attitude is important in a number of areas: Dating. Marriage. Divorce. Having children. Raising children...or not. Getting a job. Running a business. ...
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Make the Time for Business Networking!

Even if you're not a job searcher or "in between careers," here are some interesting insights that can be applied to your marketing if you're a financial advisor, insurance agent, planner, broker, rep, real estate agent, or any other type of sales producer ...
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Turn Social Situations into Business Relationships

Business happens at the speed of trust and, if there is no trust, no value, no genuine connection, or no synergy, all the dinners, ball games, and golf outings in the world aren’t going to change those relationships. That goes for business socials (golf ...
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7 Opportunities to Be More Extroverted

Colin Cowherd is currently the host of a radio sports talk show for Fox Sports. Yes, he talks sports, but occasionally he'll rant about entertainment, politics, unions, and even religion. A while back, he spoke about the benefits of being an extrovert and it ...
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How Do I Handle Awkward Networking Moments?

I just got asked this question at a firm I was speaking at by a financial advisor. It would have been awkward if I didn't have a good answer. I shared my most awkward business networking moment as part of my response. Years ago, I shared the spotlight ...
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How to Follow Up When You Haven’t Followed Up

See that stack of business cards on your desk? You know, the ones bound together in a snarl of rubber bands? Maybe you have those cards in neat piles with notes scribbled on them; in alphabetical order; arranged phonetically; in a binder of some sort; a ...
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5 Ways to Kill Your Business Networking Goals

How many times have you set a goal for yourself and it fizzled? A fitness goal. Weight loss. Business. Networking. Financial. New job. That vacation destination you may never see, etc. etc. Sometimes achieving a goal comes easy, which could mean that the goal ...
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Business Practices You Should Practice

And practice makes perfect! Here are some day-to-day practices that may seem like small details—but are important ingredients in creating and maintaining great business relationships. Update Your Voicemail Greeting Daily People will notice that you ...
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6 Ways to Make Real Connections on LinkedIn

I often tell a story from the stage about a time when I was speaking to a large group of job searchers about networking. A man in his early sixties approached me right before my talk and told me that he's a big time networker. I replied, "Great to hear. Tell ...
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Top 10 Networking Tips!

Top 10 Lists are great! It's been a thing for David Letterman probably since the days he was dropping watermelons from rooftops. But the Top 10 concept is definitely a trend. It's why the Book of Lists is so much fun to read – Top 10 Tallest Buildings, ...
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Social Media: A Networking Deterrent

Social media has created a real problem. It’s preventing us from making more and better personal connections. And nobody gets hired, booked or referred without a personal connection. This was the gist of my TEDx talk delivered to an audience of social ...
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