Success in business is not a one-person sport.  Being able to network, relate to people, build relationships and leverage them and influence them to achieve business outcomes is essential to business success.

A Template for Connecting People

Here’s a simple tool I use to not only connect strangers together, but it ensures both parties immediately connect with one another and if something goes awry, no feelings are hurt.

4 Habits of a Super-Connector

Super-connectors know everyone and everyone knows them. These people build relationships very quickly and with a lot of people. Super-connectors are invaluable people. They match people with opportunities and, in doing so, they leave their connections with a positive opinion of them and their abilities.

The 9 Skills Needed to Become a Super Connector

But here are the 9 Skills you Need to Become a Super-Connector.

The Rise of the Superconnector

It’s not unusual to have hundreds or even thousands of LinkedIn connections–which can make your social-media world as messy and noisy as a crowded party full of strangers. Which is why knowing “superconnectors” is priceless.

How To Grow Your Network Like A Super Connector

What separates super connectors is not the amount of time they spend. It’s how they build their network. Learn their #1 strategy. Lewis Howes, lifestyle entrepreneur, pro athlete, author, angel investor One month after achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player, Lewis Howes had a career-ending injury. Suddenly, all of the sacrificed summer/spring breaks, nights, and weekends of practice seemed to be in vain. Three years later, despite not starting with any business experience or college business education, he built a multimillion dollar company.

7 networking tips from the most successful super connectors

Super connectors are people with more than just a strong social media followings and lots of friends. They’re people who are making high-level connections on a regular basis through methodical and well thought out — albeit “simple” — introductions. While others may be able to introduce you to an acquaintance, these connectors are making the smart, right introductions that actually lead to real results for everyone involved. The best of the best are combining business worlds and breaking down industry barriers.

The 9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector

Connecting people who can benefit each other is the most useful skill you can have on the entrepreneurial ladder of skills. When you help others make money by connecting them together, the world forces itself into the Möbius strip of success that brings the money right back to you times ten. Some billionaires are great at it. If I write Mark Cuban an email he responds in two seconds even though he doesn’t even know me. He’s a “Super Connector”. I know quite a few talented super connectors and they will be very successful as they grow into future Mark Cubans

The Art Of The Email Introduction: 10 Rules For Emailing Busy People

Before we get to the details and specifics, at a higher level I think there are several overarching themes and goals that business professionals should be. 1) Help everyone involved 2) Make it easy to help you 3) Build relationships and reputation along the way

How to become insanely well-connected

Chris Fralic is known for helping launch TED Talks and wrote a landmark Forbes piece on nailing email introductions. Here are Fralic’s seven rules for making memorable connections.

The Secret to Getting Engineers to be More Charismatic

The idea that qualities like charisma or leadership can be taught is fairly new. Sixty years ago, science dictated that social skills were innate. In a nutshell, is Olivia’s recipe for instant charisma. “Charismatic behaviors must originate in your mind,” she wrote in the The Charisma Myth, which was published last year. “What your mind believes, your body manifests.”