6 Things you need to do to network successfully

As a professional in business or as a business owner, do you find yourself going to professional networking events without a really clear idea of what you want to gain from it?

Are your staff attending network events but wondering about the value of their efforts?

In this economic climate, professional networking is more important than ever if you want to be successful, win new business or connect with other like-minded people. However, the thought of networking leaves many people cold. To ensure the success of your professional networking endeavours, you need to:

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A picture paints a thousand words…..

Have you ever trawled through social media and made snap decisions about someone purely based on how their picture looks?  A simple search on Linkedin reveals a vast array of, dare I say it, scary, unprofessional profile pics that are totally unsuitable for anyone trying to promote a business or a career.
Are you uncomfortable with the thought of having your professional picture taken?  Have you ever felt that photographs do not do you justice?  Perhaps you have to have a professional portrait taken for business or for social media and dread the thought.
While being photogenic comes naturally to some people, for most, it can be a bit of an ordeal.  There are a few tricks that can help anyone look better in photos.  Here our top tips:

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