Tag Archives: Networking

Build Relationship Equity First

Raise your hand if you’ve received an overly friendly email from a stranger, asking you for a favor. Everyone? I thought so. Why do these bug us so much? Aside from the fact that we’re busy enough trying to do our own work, balanced with some personal time, and fitting in helping out people we … Continue Reading

Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro

How can we network better? Many posts offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique, I’m always happy to share it. Recently, I came across this piece from Branding Magazine, with “5 Tips … Continue Reading

Lawyers: Everything You Know About Networking is Wrong

“Don’t talk to people you know.” “Follow up immediately.” “Meet as many new people as possible.” “Jump into social media.” Is any of this sounding familiar to you? As you head off to yet another networking event or conference, is someone admonishing you not to spend time with the people you know, but to get … Continue Reading

Build Your Dream Network: A Book Review

Avid readers of Zen will know that one of my favorite topics is networking. So I was immediately drawn to read J. Kelly Hoey‘s new book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World, when Mark Beese recommended it in his latest newsletter. I’ve been following Kelly since the early days of … Continue Reading

Holiday Networking is Coming.

The end of this week marks the beginning of December, and we all know what that means… Holiday party invitations are coming.  For introverts like me, holiday parties are probably not high on your list of exciting December “to dos” – it’s not that we don’t love them; it’s just that they’re rather exhausting. Extroverts may … Continue Reading

Networking Tip: Find Your Niche

Let’s face it: networking can be hard. Unless you’re someone who thrives on meeting other people (and many of us don’t, including yours truly), networking is something that we consider to be a chore, albeit a necessary one. So why not pair it with something that you already like doing? For example, I’ve been a … Continue Reading

The Value of Conference Networking

Next week, I’m heading to Tokyo for our Asia Pacific Regional Conference, and the following week, I’ll be off to Austin for the Legal Marketing Association’s Annual Meeting (and yes, I’m running my half-marathon in between those two, in a city that is not my home). Because of this, I’ve got conference networking on the … Continue Reading

Happy 7th Blogiversary to Zen & the Art of Legal Networking!

Although it’s officially tomorrow, I thought I’d use today to mark Zen & the Art of Legal Networking’s SEVENTH “blogiversary.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I started blogging, and even more, that I’m still enjoying it. Here’s a roundup of the anniversary posts that I’ve done: Two Years Four Years Five … Continue Reading

Networking Matters For A Long-Term Legal Career

One of the things we like to talk about here at Zen is networking, so today, I’m bringing in guest blogger, Thom Singer, to offer you some words of advice while I’m off doing some networking of my own (as well as learning) at this month’s Legal Marketing Association NJ lunch! *** If you make … Continue Reading

Two Content Marketing Resolutions for 2016

Although we’re well into 2016 now, it’s not too late to make some resolutions for your content marketing. I came across this Forbes article from the end of last year with 6 Content Marketing New Year’s Resolutions to Make This Year, and there is some great food for thought in there that I’d like us … Continue Reading

Networking Hacks from Undergrads

Although you may be expecting our final Two for Tuesdays post of the year to focus on content marketing, I’m actually going to take a surprising break from that today in favor of sharing with you a couple of networking tips instead (try not to fall over in shock). This time of year is perfect … Continue Reading

7 REASONS NETWORKING IS DEAD – OR SHOULD BE

Today, I’m bringing you another post from Group Dewey Consulting while I’m traveling for our Regional Meeting of the Americas. This post looks at why the idea of connecting is better than that of networking: *** I’m not a big fan of ‘networking’ -that rite of passage for every professional with aspirations of career changes, promotions … Continue Reading

Networking SUCKS. Now what?

My mom hates the word “sucks,” but I’m using it in my title for effect – “what, Lindsay thinks networking sucks?” Sure, sometimes. And I’m sure everyone else does too. Who doesn’t get fed up with all of the things we’re “supposed” to be doing every once in a while? We go to events, and … Continue Reading

The Unconventional Guide to Networking

We’ve talked a lot about networking here at Zen, and covered a lot of the traditional ideas: Use social media to prime your contacts before an event. Don’t skip anything. Don’t hang around with only the people you know. Use the event organizers to help introduce you to people. And more. But these are fairly … Continue Reading

Dos and Don’ts of Conference Networking

One week from today, I leave for our Annual Meeting in Sicily, which has got one major thing on my mind (aside from last minute details) and that is NETWORKING. This is our largest conference of the year, so it presents a LOT of opportunities for our delegates to take advantage of the networking opportunities … Continue Reading

Two for Tuesdays: Pro-Networking in 2015

One of the things I’m always thinking about is how to network better or differently. A lot of the articles I read offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique, I’m … Continue Reading

Two for Tuesdays: Networking Mistakes

Since our Regional Meeting of the Americas kicks off on Thursday, there’s no more appropriate time to check in with some networking tips than today! We’ve covered a lot of "to dos" when it comes to networking, so today, I thought we’d take a look at what we should avoid doing when it comes to … Continue Reading

Two for Tuesdays: Networking Negatives

Despite a lingering migraine this afternoon, I am bringing you a Two for Tuesdays post! Last night, I got thinking about some of the negatives that I’ve heard from my lawyers about networking, and how to combat those. Today, I’m bringing you two of the top complaints I’ve heard and some suggestions for solving them. … Continue Reading

Two for Tuesdays: Post-Conference Networking

We’ve been full of networking tips here at Zen lately with the ILN’s European Regional Meeting happening last week. It’s only fitting that I sum that up with some post-conference networking suggestions on this week’s Two for Tuesdays! Tip One: Connect & Share Any time you leave a conference, whether it’s an ILN conference or … Continue Reading
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