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A Proven Networking Tactic For The Sports Industry

As you know, social media can be an excellent platform for launching your sports career. Especially when you learn how to connect with key executives who make hiring decisions. Social media goes hand-in-hand with a powerful – and proven – networking tactic I call Direct Networking. Direct Networking is where you network (directly!) with the person…

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AchieveMint Promotes Healthy Networking And Healthy Lifestyles

In today’s world, there are apps for everything.  Networking with TV viewers or food connoisseurs has never been easier.  There are even apps such as Viggle that allow you to check into your favorite TV shows and earn points to redeem for gift cards and such.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rewarded…

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SDSI Provides High Level Networking and Free Mentoring Programs

SD Sport Innovators is the heartbeat of the Southern California sports business community.  SDSI is a company that offers comprehensive mentoring to growing sports and active lifestyle companies.  The company is now accepting applications for it’s free mentoring program for small business start-ups. SDSI Makes Networking Easy Springboard is SDSI’s free four month business mentoring…

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Getting Recruited in a Social Media World

Social media has radically changed the world of athletic recruiting. It provides coaches with a new medium to research and contact prospective players and enables athletes to build their social resumes to increase their chances of being recruited. Today, your social media presence could make or break your chances of being recruited to play at…

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Landing your Dream Job in Major League Baseball: The Winter Meetings

As Lewis Howes explained in his book, , networking on LinkedIn is very similar to networking in person. It’s based around creating relationships with others that allow them to sincerely feel like they 1) know you, 2) like you, and 3) trust you. Since the MLB Winter Meetings are known to be a prime networking location…

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How to Build a Personal Brand as a College Student

I know, I know. You’ve heard it before. If you’re a regular Sports Networker reader—and I hope you are if you’re passionate about working in sports—you’ve certainly been convinced of the power of personal branding. If you’re a college student (like me), you might still be figuring out what your personal brand looks like, and I’m…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Sports Networking Event

Ahhhhhhhhh…Networking! Hanging out with a bunch of people you don’t know and making “small talk.” Uncomfortable…almost everyone would say YES! But I say NO! But you have to look at a networking and in particular a sports networking event differently than the common model and the way they are perceived.  And since everything I write about…

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The Psychology Of Social Sports Fans: What Makes Them So Crazy?

From Longyearbyen to Ushuaia the world is filled with fans. They are the lifeblood of professional sports and the only reason why anybody in the industry receives a check. According to a recent A.T. Kearney study today’s global sports industry is worth between €350 billion and €450 billion ($480-$620 billion). In an industry of this size and scope connecting to and…

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3 Ways Industry Experience Can Launch Your Sports Career

Before we jump into the three ways industry experience can help launch your sports career, it’s a good idea to first understand why employers want you to have industry experience. Employers don’t want to spend the time, the money, or the energy to train you for certain aspects of the job. Some things just need…

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A Sports Marketing Success Story

Sports marketing has evolved over the last few decades. It used to consist simply of a television commercial, a signboard at a televised event, or maybe a player endorsement with a chosen player wearing a company logo on a shirt.  Today, sports marketing is far more innovative and sophisticated. Sponsors want returns for their investment…

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How to Market Yourself for a Job in Sports: 3 Keys to a Killer Pitch

  There are many types of pitches. Some pitches are for raising money for a new company. Other pitches are designed to pique the interest of a book publisher or a movie producer. The pitch I’m going to help you with is designed to get you in front of the person who has the power…

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A TIP SHEET FOR TIP SHEETS

Most everyone loves tip sheets. They’re easy to read, they don’t take more than a few moments to complete, and most often, they’re fun to read. If you’re an athlete embarking on your post-pro career or any other sports-related executive, a tip sheet, or a series of tip sheets, is a great way to establish…

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