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Sports Networker Event in London

Sports Networker returns to the international stage when it teams up with the UK Sports Network for an exciting sports professionals networking event at the Sports Bar & Grill in London. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m on May 17, 2010, and sports professionals will have the opportunity to network in what will be…

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Why Sports Professionals Must Attend Conferences

Have you ever attended a sports conference? Most sports professionals who have know how valuable they are. Things change when you meet people face to face.  I don’t know how the chemicals in our bodies transform when we actually see how someone looks, listen to the sound of their voice, touch their hand when we…

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Sports Professionals Networking Event: Buenos Aires

During my stay in Argentina I have had a number of Sports Networkers looking to meet up.  Since I’m only here for a few more days before I leave for SXSW I decided to put together a Sports Networker meet up in Buenos Aires to bring together some of the best minds in the industry….

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In the Trenches: Building Your Network

(This is a guest article by Cabe Flesher) As the old saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and this can’t ring more true than in the wide world of sports, specifically sponsorships sales.  We are out there everyday trying to get in the door somehow and we have all heard…

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10 Ways to Land Jobs at Sports Conferences

(This is a guest article by Jason Kobeda) The ability to network has become an essential skill for those seeking employment in the sports industry. When I began pursuing a career in the NFL, I quickly learned how much competition there was. I traveled to the Senior Bowl week of practices and NFL Combine, where…

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Top 9 Ways To Break Into Sports

(This is a guest article by Mark Washo) I host a weekly online Sports Management chat as an Adjunct Professor for Sports Management Worldwide where I’m able to invite guest speakers from within the sports industry to participate. Over the past few months the students have learned from executives at many top teams, companies and…

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Create a Presence: The Influence of LinkedIn Groups

Last May I was kicking back with Lewis Howes at a Chicago Cubs game, not knowing in two weeks time I would be doing the same thing with another colleague, Jude LaRose.  Still digesting the LinkedIn knowledge Lewis dropped on me, Jude and I ended up not paying much attention to the play on the…

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How to Network at a Sports Symposium

We are about to enter Sports Symposium season.  This Friday is the granddaddy of them all: The Princeton Sports Symposium.  Amongst the panelists are former Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox general manager Roland Hemond, Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci, President of Ponturo Management and chairman of the Leverage Agency sports marketing firm Tony…

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The Huddle: Nothing Beats a Team

The sights and sounds of summer are arguably the best of the year. Ask most anyone and they will list summer as one of their favorite times of year. If you ask why, you will get a variety of answers. Some will cite the long, sunny days filled with enjoying time at the beach. Others…

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4 Ways To Break Into Sports by Adding Value

Here is the deal.  I am getting a number of emails, phone calls, tweets, etc from people who are having problems in advancing their career or even getting getting a job in sports.  It’s tough, I get it.  However, relationships are the most powerful thing you can develop in the sports industry (or any industry…

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How To Get A Job In Sports

There are many ways to get a job in sports, or in any industry for that matter.  However, I find that there are two crucial, yet basic principles you should be doing on a regular basis to ensure your opportunities are flowing in. Check out my latest (short) video below where I talk about these…

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How is Your Sponsorship Program?

Perception is reality I am told and recently sports sponsorship has taken it on the chin. Do we need to rehabilitate our image and if so, how?  Some have suggested we should change the terms we use to describe our practice.  Is this managing perception or folding in the face of uninformed critics?   Jason…

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