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Give Superior Handshakes By Keeping Your Drink In Your Left Hand

Whether you’re at a big networking event or just a party where you don’t know anyone, you’re bound to meet someone and shake their hand. One simple trick will make sure your handshake is never off-putting.

Reinvigorate A Conversation By Asking Someone How They Work

When you’re out meeting new people, so many conversations lead to asking what the other person does for work. To bring some new life into your chat, don’t ask them what they do for a living, ask them how they do it.

Be More Charismatic By Treating New Friends Like Old Ones

Hitting it off with new people can be quite a challenge for some of us. When you don’t know someone, there’s a barrier of awkwardness between you. Charismatic people are able to break that barrier. One shortcut for doing this is to think of someone new you meet as an old friend.

Break The Ice And Make Friends At Conferences By Bringing A Power Strip

Conferences and conventions are great places for meeting people, but it can be a little nerve-wracking to introduce yourself to random strangers. Plugging in a power strip can make the whole process a lot easier.

Turn Small Talk Into Good Conversation By Asking About Their Passions

Small talk is boring and will never create any sort of bond between you and someone else. You’ve probably heard that asking questions is a good approach, but the kind of questions you ask can really liven things up.

Find Out (And Stop) Windows Apps From Sending Unwanted Data

With all the noise regarding Windows 10 and its somewhat flexible definition of privacy, it might be worth giving the rest of your most-used applications the once over to make sure they’re not sending your information back home without your knowledge.

Tinder For Business Is Becoming A Reality

Tinder is about go from dating app to business networking tool. Swipe right if you like this idea.

Let Your Wingman Talk You Up To Sell Your Talents More Effectively

Self-promotion is a terrible opportunity. You know your talents, but if you’re the one to talk them up, people inherently don’t trust your claims. When you need to promote yourself, bring a wingman to give your talk a bit more reliability.

The Most Graceful Way To Abruptly End Unwanted Conversations

You can politely back out of unwanted conversations by excusing yourself and inviting the other person along, or you can even end it faster with attentive listening. Sometimes the most effective method, however, is to be abrupt and to the point.

This Chart Shows How Important Networking Is To Finding A Job

It seems like it would be common sense by this point that networking — that is, building a real professional network — is the key to getting a great job. Yet still, employers and job hunters both start and end a lot of their hunt with job listings. This chart shows just how important networking is.

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