As we come down the holiday home stretch and prepare to wave goodbye to 2014, we got to reminiscing about our readers’ favorite RelSci posts from the past 12 months. While we were at it, we thought we’d bundle them together in, yes, a best-of round-up. Consider this our holiday gift to you; hopefully these top 5 relationship capital blog posts will help you up your networking game in 2015!
1. Dissed connections: Busting the 5 biggest myths of networking
The uninformed will tell you that networking is only for sleazy loudmouths who have no time for junior-level contacts and strive only to hook big names. Here’s why you’re better off ignoring their advice.
2. Women in networking: Why job hunting women need to network like men
To erase those gender-based deficits in the executive suite, women should start thinking like men, particularly about their relationship capital.
3. Fundraising events: Expert tips for working the room
Unless you spend all your time in development, it can be hard to navigate the dicey, anxiety-inducing waters of the major fundraising event. There are ways to approach all the VIP elbow-rubbing and still come out with both you and your organization looking good.
4. #Nofilter: How millennials culture of oversharing sabotages their business relationships
Millennials are notorious for oversharing, both on social media and in the real world. But will their #NoFilter culture hurt their ability to make meaningful networking connections?
5. Cold Calling nightmares
Awkward conversation with a stranger. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Throw in a sales pitch and, well, let’s just say there’s a reason we waited until Halloween to bring you our list of the scariest cold calling experiences from our staff here at RelSci. But hey, it just gives you even more motivation to get that warm introduction!
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