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Professional Development & Sports Career Management More than 45 million people find themselves unemployed each year.  Millions of others try to increase their satisfaction within the workplace as well as advance their careers by looking for alternative jobs and opportunities.  Statistics show that you will make more than 10 job changes and between three and…

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Being a Networking Decathlete

The decathlon is a track and field competition involving 10 events – five on each of two successive days. Performances in the 10 events are scored by reference to a points table. The individual accumulating the highest number of points after the 10 events is declared the winner. The decathlon is a menu of athletic…

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13 Underrated Sports Professionals on Twitter

Lewis asked me to highlight some of the most influential sports business people on Twitter, and I’m all about making Lewis, and more importantly the Sports Networker audience happy. But when I sat down to make that list, all I could think about was BORING! Those people aren’t hard to locate, in fact if they’ve…

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Singles Score Runs Too!

We have all played baseball at least once in our lives. It may have been just a pick-up game in the street. It may have been at school in gym class. It may have only been tee ball. Whatever the case, we have all played baseball. Let us reflect back to the first time we…

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Networking Tip: Score BIG By Not Keeping Score At All

image by SlinkyDragon This is a guest post for The Huddle series by Frank Agin: Keeping score. It is a natural part of most any athletic competition. In fact, we would be hard pressed to find a sporting event anywhere in the world that does not have some sort of tally system to keep track…

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The Huddle: Why Giving May Be Your Greatest Victory

Do you want to have a strong, productive network? I am talking about a network where opportunities, information and energy seem to continually flow to you.   Is that what you want?  If you do, the secret is to give to those around you. Your response (even if only in your mind) might be, “What? Give!…

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Networking Miracles: Three Principles That Make You a Believer

Admit it: Whenever you embark on networking you hope (even deep down inside) that your actions and activities connect you to someone or something that leads you to wondrous (almost miraculous) results.  This, then, begs the question – using sport announcer Al Michaels famous call – do you believe in miracles?…which is a wonderful segue…

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The Perfect Pitch: A World Series Champion on Winning and Business Success

Every athlete growing up has dreams of winning the “big game”; hitting a home run in the World Series, making that one-handed touchdown catch in the Super Bowl, or hitting the game winning shot in the NBA Finals.  As most of us will only dream of these moments we are lucky enough to have a…

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11 Positive Outcomes From Hosting A Networking Event

One way to expand your reach in the sports industry, or any industry for that matter, would be to host your own networking event.  It would be great to host a large industry trade show like the National Sports Forum, a Sports Business Journal Event, or the U.S. Sports Film Festival, but for most of…

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7 Simple Networking Principles That Enhance Your Sports Career Odds

  by Lewis Howes- The Sports Networker   “There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most of us go pro in something other than sports.”  This tagline was created by the NCAA nearly two years and it emphasizes how difficult it is in getting paid to play sports.  Finding a job in the sports industry…

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Featured Sports Networker: Tim Hayden of Vivid Sky

Tim Hayden is the CEO of Vivid Sky, and creator of the in-stadium wireless initiative where fans can access unlimited content through a cell phone or through Vivid Sky’s rugged handheld devices.  His product is perfect for venues, stadiums, and arenas to provide more for fans including  instant replays, stats, and stadium services directly from…

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