Colleen Eddy writes on Poynter today about the importance of networking.
How do you get started? You are probably already on Facebook, but take a look at LinkedIn.
When I was at a conference in New York recently, people were tossing around business cards like crazy, despite the fact that they all had Blackberries. I realized my little plain, black and white "classic" business cards were hopelessly out-of-date, and I needed an upgrade.
Do you have business cards? You should! They're very useful and absolutely required! And now, they're pretty cheap. Check out Vista print, or Staples.
Here are some tips about what to put on your business card and how it can be used.