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Michael Goldberg
Business Networking: How to End a Conversation
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Bottom line, ending a “not so great” conversation comes down to rejection. Nobody likes to be rejected and almost nobody likes to make others feel rejected. But as in sales, there is always the risk of rejection, which is the same thing as not being accepted (I think Maslow covered that!). Be direct and do what you must with respect, empathy, and professionalism.

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Michael Goldberg
5 Reasons to Collect Business Cards at Events
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First and foremost, why have you collected the business cards in the first place? Are you collecting business cards just for the sake of it? Are you exchanging cards, or just collecting their cards? Do you exchange cards with everyone you meet? What’s your purpose?

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Greg Preite
7 Reasons Why Advisors Should Be Email Marketing
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If you aren't currently implementing it in your practice, you could find yourself losing market share to those who are.

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Michael Goldberg
6 Ways to Make Real Connections on LinkedIn
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Although I’m still learning a lot of the social media tricks of the trade myself, I realize that, like any form of marketing, LinkedIn is a process, not an event. It’s got to be used for the long haul. Just like the hundreds of phone calls I used to make off of lead lists. It’s a process. Keep in mind, all the ideas above can be applied to those you meet and “like” at actual networking meetings, holiday parties, and business functions. Yes, real life people! Not just those that appear on your hand held device. Whether online or off, it just comes down to having a system to connect with and relate to people. And it always will.

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