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Networking

Tweet As our book is based all around answering this question and I talk about this to groups rather a lot I was intrigued to come across Marianne Cantwell’s advice on this in a stimulating and fun video on her Free Range Humans website. It has also led to an interesting discussion on our portfolio […]

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Tweet Whenever I answer the question ‘And what do you do?’, I always include at least one of the roles that I have that consists of unpaid work. I think that it gives a rounder picture of who you are and what is important to you. My 2 roles are around chairing my local residents […]

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Tweet “50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. For starting relationships today that won’t pay off for a year. It’s the entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours.” This is the start of an amusing piece by Mark Suster. I love it as […]

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Tweet Many portfolio workers enjoy having voluntary activities as part of their portfolio. Some of our colleagues have also written to say that a bonus sometimes is that the networking opportunities provided by this can also result in paid work offers. Time banking is an international concept that enables people to swap skills and experience […]

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Tweet Portfolio people meet up in London, Monday 13th June. A chance to meet and chat with people who share your workstyle.

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Tweet After posting Hugh Macleod’s cartoon about networking yesterday serendipity struck – like it often does in life – and we saw a video of our friend Andy Lopata introducing the new edition of his previous best selling book on networking. The wonderfully idiosyncratic title comes from some research some years ago as to what […]

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Tweet Readers of this blog and of our book know how much we rate the cartoons of Hugh Macleod and his Gaping Void Gallery. We have 12 of them in our book. This one I think is a  beauty and says it all as far as portfolio careers are concerned.

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Tweet Don’t know how many of you get the Linkedin portfolio careers group. It is now an open group and we have almost 300 members and increasingly people are initiating some very interesting discussions. If you have not joined please do so and then you will be notified of any new discussions.

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Tweet This is a beautiful video that expresses concisely the power of words. So many portfolio workers rely on communication to get us work, to deliver work and to review our work. Networking in particular though crucial we argue to every worker is especially vital to us. Enjoy! And be creative.

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Tweet I was most impressed to get an invitation to attend the first meeting to be organised for portfolio workers in London to get together to discuss issues and to find kindred spirits. This will now meet monthly and I certainly intend to visit as soon as I can. I live in Leeds so it […]

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