What are the best resources for networking?

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    #1LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn creates an avenue for professionals to build connections. It allows its users to see people who are in the same field or job category as them. It also shows job postings from different companies from various countries.
    Websites

    Free

    Arthur Henderson
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "I joined LinkedIn as a way to network with other professionals. I like that I can track my career history and see the history of others as well. This has been a great way for me to stay in touch with all of my business contacts. "
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    #2Top 7 Networking Gurus to Follow on Twitter

    Top 7 Networking Gurus to Follow on Twitter
    This article shows a list of the most interesting Networking Gurus to follow on Twitter.
    Websites

    Free

    Aditya Nair
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I don't know how many times I've been working on a network and had something go wrong. Whether I'm at home, or in the office I know that by going to one of these guys with my problem that it'll get solved almost always within the same day as me submitting my issue. Not only do they help with my problems but the stuff they post throughout the day is some of the highest quality information regarding networking that I've ever read."
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    #3Data.com

    Data.com
    Instant access to millions of top quality company profiles and business contacts and emails all in one place.
    Websites

    Free

    Andy Zhu
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "As a sales professional, it is my duty to offer strategies to my clients to increase their revenue. Data.com is a service that allows me to gain more insight to my clients sales data which helps greatly with devising new strategies to increase revenue. "
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    #4Business Networking Essential Skills

    Business Networking Essential Skills
    Master this vital business skill to improve your career, gain more clients & make more money. This course shows you how
    Course

    $16.28

    Frank Hoffman
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "These days everyone is networking in some form or another, but it is not really taught in schools. This gives valuable insight as to how to make your networking work. I like that it has lifetime access. It seems like a lot of questions that people have about networking get answered. "
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    #5Networking in the 21st Century... On LinkedIn: Why Your Network Sucks and What to Do About It

    Networking in the 21st Century... On LinkedIn: Why Your Network Sucks and What to Do About It
    This book is for anyone who realizes that their professional success hinges on the network they create. No matter what your job title or position, your ability to connect with others is the key to finding the resources you need to achieve success.
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    Gabriel Barron
    Written on April 2, 2017
    ""Networking in the 21st Century... On LinkedIn" acts as a really good source of knowledge to gain a strong digital presence in the modern market fueled with networks. I found out that the tools used in the book are really approachable and practical. I think I've polished my profile quite well after reading this book."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Network the Right Way: Eight Tips

    [TUTORIAL] How to Network the Right Way: Eight Tips
    This article describes eight tips for entrepreneurs to have the fundamentals needed to bring their business to success.
    Articles

    Free

    Gao Wei
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This is a great rundown of ways to help you Network. It will help guide you to making the connections you need to help grow you, business, or even exposure. The most important thing I learned was going beyond what I needed, and learned how to make sure everyone wins."
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    #7LetsLunch

    LetsLunch
    LetsLunch it's an App that provides an easy way to meet other entrepreneurs, bankers, managers and more.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Jesse Gilbert
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "LetsLunch is a fast way to invite someone to lunch. Of course, that's provided that the other person you want to invite is also using LetsLunch. Assuming you could get others to try it, or know that they already use LetsLunch, it could be a resource used for networking."
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    #8Business Networking Training

    Business Networking Training
    Training courses for grows and manage your offline and online business relationships.
    Course

    varies by plan

    Reyansh Verma
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "If you are looking for resources for networking, I believe that this coarse would be for you. This is a 1/2 day coarse on Business Network Training, and many topics will be covered, among them which I believe will solve our problem of resources for networking would be the following points: Discuss the resource of email and a constructive and effective way of networking. Explore internal networking opportunities. Explore the basics of online networking."
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    #9Making Your Net Work: Mastering the Art and Science of Career and Business Networking

    Making Your Net Work: Mastering the Art and Science of Career and Business Networking
    This book gives you both a time-tested process and hundreds of tips from two veteran networking experts to help you get the best results from your networking.
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    Albert Fisher
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "I felt this book really changed my attitude towards networking. Before, it was something I tried to avoid at all costs, but the author really provided a lot of info and stories that I could relate to and understand. It helped me to increase my success by building relationships within my industry. It's a really great approach to the whole idea and a great read."
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    #10Successful Networking - the ultimate guide | Christopher Barrat | TEDxAmRingSalon

    Successful Networking - the ultimate guide | Christopher Barrat | TEDxAmRingSalon
    Christopher is sharing some useful insight about open threes and closed twos and how you can instantly identify connection points in networking events. Understand the universal path to selling in an entertaining and insightful talk.
    Videos

    Free

    Ronald Wade
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "The issues with Christopher Barrat's TED talk here are that it doesn't really say anything new, and that the kinds of skills he is trying to help the viewer improve upon sometimes cannot be worked on in a meaningful or effective way. It's a little disheartening to realistically think about, but to some extent, networking is something you naturally have to be good at. There are things you can work on, but if you have mentally take the time to consider a theory or idea about networking while doing it, it will disrupt the flow of conversation and make things a little awkward."
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    #11Networking Tutorial For Beginners - How to network to grow your business

    Networking Tutorial For Beginners - How to network to grow your business
    In this Youtube channel dedicated to entrepreneurs you will find several tips on how to grow your own business.
    Videos

    Free

    Ayaan Gupta
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "I have my own business selling jewelry and i have always struggled with networking to grow my business. I watched this tutorial and got so many ideas on how to network better in order to increase my sales and grow my business. Anyone with a business should watch this video."
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    #12Networking: Tips on how to Effectively Grow your Network Business

    Networking: Tips on how to Effectively Grow your Network Business
    This book shows you the secret to effective networking, and give you the tools you need to network for yourself.
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    Jack Vasquez
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I've been having trouble learning to network for my new business, so I decided to read this book for some insight. It opened my eyes to the importance of building relationships with other businesses and gave me some helpful tips on how to do that. "
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    #13Entrepreneur Business Ideas

    Entrepreneur Business Ideas
    This app contains articles on getting business ideas, protecting business ideas, and how to generally think about business ideas. In addition to the articles, there is a list of 100 business ideas.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Charles Weaver
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I started my own business a couple of years ago - it's a small continuing-education illustration school for adults - and I'm at the point where I really need more contacts. I've exhausted my existing contacts in terms of finding customers/students, sponsors, and community partners. Enrollment is down and we need help getting the word out. Someone recommended this app to me, so I downloaded it, but I think they didn't really understand what I need. This is about developing business ideas, and has nothing to do with networking or building connections. My business plan is solid, so I don't need any help there. It seems like a nice app that I'd recommend to someone who's just starting out, but it just doesn't fit my needs."
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How to Network - Top 5 Networking Tips

    [TUTORIAL] How to Network - Top 5 Networking Tips
    This video shows you 5 networking tips you can start testing out immediately to help build meaningful relationships!
    Videos

    Free

    Manuel Madrigal
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "Sunny provides some very simple yet excellent tips on developing legitimate networking resources easily and comfortably. I was struck by how often people seem to forget these simple rules she gives, such as: 1) Introduce yourself- Quite often I am at events where young executives actually wait to be introduced instead of merely politely introducing themselves by looking the other person in the eye and giving them a firm handshake during the introduction, really just common sense and good manners. 2) Ask questions- this actually serves several purposes: it gives the other person a chance to talk and shows that you care in that you are listening to them. The best idea is to simply follow these steps and create a personal system which you can follow every time for best results."
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    #15Shapr

    Shapr
    Shapr is a networking app that brings you a personalized daily dose of inspiring people to meet.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Mark Moore
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "So cool! The minute I read about it I was intrigued: something that can help you meet like-minded people, not to date, but just to know, as friends or co-workers. There are so many apps and websites that will help you find romantic matches, but not many at all that will give you the opportunity to make interesting friends. And let's face it, we'd all love to have a few more friends with whom we really have stuff in common. Shapr delivers: I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and range of profiles that it found for me, and the more it looked for me, the better it became at it. To me, somehow, it has become a perfect example of how technology can make the world a warmer, kinder place."
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    #16Revolution Learning and Development - Training Courses

    Revolution Learning and Development - Training Courses
    Provider of training and development services across the UK, Ireland & the rest of Europe.
    Course

    contact to know

    Vishal Patil
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "Revolution Learning and Development Training Courses is not a good resource to use for networking. It offers skills on how to be a leader or manager, but not how to actually network outside of your inner circle. It is also geared more towards salespeople, where networking is irrelevant."
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    #17Social Media Examiner

    Social Media Examiner
    The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Davis
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "The website look very unprofessional, it is like it is made for the kids. The website contains just the basic stuff about using marketing, and the rest is offered by other channels for a specific amount of money. Also, networking is not fully describe the purpose of this website."
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    #18Whatsapp Business

    Whatsapp Business

    Whatsapp Business is a business messaging app which you can create a business profile with helpful information for your customers and the way to be in constant communication with them.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Evelyn Rivera
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Does not offer half the features it claims to. Might be useful in the future, but right now you may as well just use the normal Whatsapp app. Also, despite the description, it only allows you to use mobile numbers. Will probably check it out later and see if they sort their issues out, but don't bother right now."
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    #19Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    Jane Howell
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "I love facebook. I know there's a lot of wariness lately of how they do things but I really love the groups and have met so many great people. I love there's apps and online as well."
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    #20Cloud Computing (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Cloud Computing (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Cloud Computing (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) is a computer network reference book written by Nayan B. Ruparelia. It was published May 13, 2016 by The MIT Press.

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    Jonathan Walsh
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is an Ok start to this subject of you have ever been interested, but if you are already familiar, even a little, with programming and computing, then this is something that will be of little use to you. I think there are better books about this subject out there for both beginners and advanced users."
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