Networking Challenge: The Best Feedback I Got So Far

networking challenge - the best feedback I received so farI know, I know, it has been TOO long, since I last talked about the Networking Challenge!

This is about to change. Today’s post is all about Networking and updating you on what has been happening with my latest Personal Development Goal!

And it took me a while to write this post this week as well, my apologies for this! I hope you find this lengthy post worthwhile!

Are you ready for some lessons learned on my networking experiences? [Read more…]

Networking Challenge: 7 Lessons For Hosting A Successful Network Event

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Fortunately, there were not that many people at my networking event!

It has been two weeks since I gave you the last update on my networking challenge. The public challenge shared with you here on this blog, which is all about how to achieve one of my biggest business goals for 2013.

In this fourth post, I would like to share with you some details on the newly established networking group, which I hosted for the first time last week, as well as the most important lessons learned and mistake to avoid in future for anyone hosting such an event.

Interested to know more?

Keep reading!

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Networking Challenge: How to Network When There is Not Enough Time

The Networking Challenge: No timeEver wonder how you can build up your network with little time at hand?

My personal recipe for this is to optimize the time available to have the maximum output. Sounds simple, but it is not so easy to implement.

How can you do that?

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Networking Challenge: Creating A Networking Group To Connect With Like-Minded People

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Logo of my new Meetup Group

If you want to develop, in whatever field, reaching out to others will make the difference.

You see, connecting with like-minded people can help you to develop much quicker than you would on your own through reading or listening to stuff. Particularly if you attend a meeting at which you know who will attend.


It will help you to connect quicker, if you meet people with a similar interest and hopefully even with similar beliefs. People who are like you and people whom you look up to.

In my view, one of the best ways to connect with these kind of people is to organize a meeting yourself. Being this active will not only allow you to improve your networking skills, it also allows you to “influence” who participates, what the topics should be etc. [Read more…]

The Networking Challenge – My Personal Development Goal Put Into Action

Personal Development Challenge: NetworkingYesterday, I have decided to make one of my biggest personal development goals for 2013 a ‘public’ challenge.

“What is this goal?”, you ask.

Here it comes: “To succeed in business, I want to enlarge my professional network as a new entrepreneur by 40 new people.”

Here, I am not talking about new connections on social platforms, I mean real-life work relationships with people that I get to know during the course of this year. Maybe not all of them physically, but at least through direct exchanges such as on Skype calls or Google Hangouts.

On a side note, the number “40” is not a key factor here, I use it as an indicator to have something tangible to measure myself against. It might be slightly more or less at the end of the day.

Why am I doing this?

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