How to Get Introduced

Do you know how to get introduced? Regardless of your purpose, whether it's employment, sales, or finding a solution to a problem, it’s important to connect with the person who has the knowledge and authority to help you. Someone suggesting to contact an organization without an introduction to an individual within the organization is little [...]

By |2022-05-26T12:14:13+00:00May 26th, 2022|Networking|0 Comments

What Not to Do When Networking Moves to the Bar

Be careful when networking moves to the bar but let’s face it; a lot of business has been conducted over drinks. Sitting at the bar at an after-hours networking event, entertaining customers with dinner and drinks, or having a tall one on the golf course are part of the American business culture. It’s also a [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:34:42+00:00May 5th, 2022|Networking|0 Comments

Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

Attending an event in person isn't something most of did a lot of the last couple of years. I believe that's beginning to change. Regardless, whether an event is in person or virtual, whether it’s a meeting, presentation, or conference you might think you have little control over what you take away from the event. [...]

By |2022-04-21T14:34:20+00:00April 21st, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Attending an Event? Don’t Just Sit There

What to Do at a Networking Event

I’ve shared  a lot on networking but today I want to concentrate on what to do at a networking event to make it your most productive use of your time and take advantage of the opportunities presented. What to Do at a Networking Event Come Prepared Do you have a notepad, business cards, attendee list, [...]

By |2022-04-12T14:12:17+00:00April 12th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on What to Do at a Networking Event

Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

Are you a networker or a faker? Do you classify people at networking events? You may place people in categories by industry and knowledge, but I’ll wager there’s another category you may not consciously consider—are they real or phony? This division supersedes all others. Think about it, you don’t want to waste time with a [...]

By |2022-04-07T13:36:13+00:00April 7th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Are You a Genuine Networker or a Faker?

You Don’t Have to Network Alone

You don't have to network alone. It's easy for me because I’m an extrovert. If there's such a thing as an extra-extrovert—it’s me. I draw energy from being with others. When I present or perform, the bigger the audience, the better, and when I go to networking events—I’m not shy. If you’re like me and [...]

By |2022-03-24T13:31:07+00:00March 24th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Network Alone

Your Best Networking Group is Waiting

What if I told you there’s a collection of people, who could be your best networking group, and they’re right under your nose, would you want to know more? They want to see you succeed. They want to help. They've helped when you haven’t even asked for help. The trouble is you’re not consistently networking [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:29:17+00:00March 17th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Your Best Networking Group is Waiting

How to Network with Customers and What You’re Missing When You Don’t

I googled how to network with customers and found nothing. What came up was how to find customers through networking. There’s a lot of talk about networking both in person and virtually. There are articles on where to network, how to network, and what to do after, but they don’t cover everything. They don't cover how [...]

By |2022-03-10T15:12:20+00:00March 10th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on How to Network with Customers and What You’re Missing When You Don’t

Be More Than a Networker be a Connector

How do you, "be a connector"? I’m a connector. I connect people, I connect friends, acquaintances,  and associates. I look for ways they may help each other, but here’s the thing, I wasn’t always a connector. When I was younger, I was selfish. Connectors can’t be selfish. It doesn’t work. Having a “me first” attitude [...]

By |2022-02-17T11:37:03+00:00February 17th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on Be More Than a Networker be a Connector

4 Networking Questions That Will Save You at Your Next Networking Event

Knowing these 4 networking questions can save you. For example, you meet a total stranger at a networking event. After introducing yourself you ask, “What do you do for a living?” Then, after a brief answer, you stare awkwardly at each other until one of you excuses yourself from the conversation by saying you need [...]

By |2022-02-10T14:43:33+00:00February 10th, 2022|Networking|Comments Off on 4 Networking Questions That Will Save You at Your Next Networking Event
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