Are you networking to grow your business? Are you constantly looking for more prospects? If you're wearing yourself out attending scores of networking events and still have very little to show for it, it's time to try something else. A good way to get started is by learning from your mistakes... How many of these five mistakes are YOU committing on your quest for more … [Read more...] about 5 Biggest Business Networking Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them
Networking and Word of Mouth
While listening to a set of audiotapes on the history of philosophy, I was struck by how well networked scholars and thinkers were in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. When airplanes and computers, much less FedEx and the Internet, were still science fiction, philosophers like Rene Descartes, Thomas Reid and Immanuel Kant kept up very well with who was who in … [Read more...] about Are You Reaching the Influencers?
The ability to connect with people is essential to success in any business. Professional networking events present opportunities to interact with others on a personal level and to develop profitable relationships. These occasions are critical for anyone who wants to grow a business or promote a career. Many people are simply not comfortable walking into a room full of … [Read more...] about 5 Stumbling Blocks to Successful Networking and How to Overcome Them
Most professionals know they must network in order to achieve long-term business success. I remember as far back as high school being told by my guidance counselor that I needed to "meet a lot of people and build a network." That was great advice back then and even better advice today. It's critically important to participate in the public arena and interact with the people … [Read more...] about How to Turn “Socializing” into “Networking”
What is Relationship Networking? Relationship networking is simply the art of meeting people and benefiting from those relationships. Often the benefit of these relationship is to obtain information and leads to further grow your business. Any successful relationship, whether a personal or a business relationship, is unique to every pair of individuals, and it evolves … [Read more...] about What is Relationship Networking?