<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1407177552629090&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Marketing and Branding Blog | SilkCards

5 Tips Any Introvert Needs When Networking With Anxiety

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 2:03:04 PM / by Henry Fan posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder.  The anxiety disorder spectrum includes post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder among others. Regardless of which specific anxiety disorder you have, anxiety cripples daily activities, particularly social activities. 

On the other hand, networking is important in both your business and personal life. Even though the social aspect may be unpleasant, life's all about overcoming your adversity in order to be successful in a number of spaces.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

6 Ways to Increase Your Word of Mouth Referrals

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2016 9:29:37 AM / by Henry Fan posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

If you've been in business long, then you know that getting new business is always a lot of work, and that word of mouth referrals are the best type of business to obtain, but that doesn't mean it is the easiest. Like all good things, you'll have to put some work into it, but there are tactics that will help you increase your leads from word of mouth referrals.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Overcoming the Top 5 Hurdles to Successful Consulting

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by Henry Fan posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Consulting is an incredibly rewarding field of business, but making a name for yourself can be challenging. Learn about the top five hurdles to running a successful consulting business and discover how you can overcome them.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

The Insider's Guide on How to Get Gigs While Self-Employed

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Henry Fan posted in branding, marketing, networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

The idea of becoming self-employed is more realistic than ever before, as many in today’s work force fall under this ever-growing category. In fact, over 15 million individuals have found out how to get gigs and completing assignments wherever their experience is needed.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

4 Communication and Networking Secrets of Successful Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Brielle Yang posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

The current business world is a highly competitive environment, and successful leaders are those who possess the ideal combination of business ideas, people skills and ability to attract goodwill from prominent stakeholders.

No great entrepreneur or celebrated company founder reached their peak in terms of professional or personal success on their own. The secret behind their success is the art of making and cultivating relationships and having an active network of people they can count on and who can also count on them. 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

From Business Card to Excited Prospect: The Art of Following Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Brielle Yang posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Part of a good marketing plan is effective follow-up, whether that happens through email, voicemail, or in person. We tend to use all kinds of excuses in this department, including I don’t want to annoy them or I’ll get to it later. 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

How to Prepare for Business Conventions: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Henry Fan posted in networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Business conventions are more than just a learning session; they also provide a golden networking opportunity. However, this can be overshadowed by their strong "shark-tank" feelhaving so many mavericks and decision-makers under one roof can turn the experience into an intimidating nightmare.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

4 Rules of Smart Business Card Etiquette

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Brielle Yang posted in business cards, networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

At networking events, people have only about 30 seconds to make an excellent first impression regardless of what industry they're in. This is precisely why they couldn’t possibly afford to make the wrong impression. Whether they’re fishing for new clients, trying to boost brand awareness or working hard to attract new partners and investors, individuals who attend these events usually plan everything in advance, including their outfits, speech and follow-up plan.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Steps for Building Relationships in Business after Networking Events

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Henry Fan posted in business cards, networking

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Subscribe to Email Updates