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Greg Peters, president and founder of The Reluctant Networker, LLC, is a business networking specialist. He works with trade associations on both the local and national level to create a culture of better connections and greater opportunity. Find out more at www.TheReluctantNetworker.com or gpeters@thereluctantnetworker.com.

Old Photographs

I’ve been going through my collection of digital photos lately (about 8 years worth or so).  I’ve been running some facial recognition software on them and taking time to look over the results. It’s amazing to me how many people I’ve lost touch with. Guess what, though?  I now have…

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Schedule It!

Let me know if this sounds at all familiar:  You go to a networking event.  You have a great time.  You meet a number of interesting and potentially beneficial people.  You promise to call or email in order to set up a meeting with them. And you never see them…

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Leftovers, Part 2

Last night I wrote about “leftover lovin’” networking.  The example I chose happened to deal with a business owner and his attempt to find work.  Believe it or not, the same holds true with just about any endeavor in networking.  Lack of specificity will destroy any benefit you might hope…

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Leftovers

Except around Thanksgiving, very few people truly enjoy leftovers.  Most things just aren’t as good heated up the next day. So why do you suppose people network as if they love leftovers? OK, let me explain what I mean by that. I was chatting with a friend the other day. …

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