The three steps of networking

The three steps of networking

Networking is an essential part of every successful business plan. Without networking, how are you going to meet the new people who could potentially become new clients? Sure, your business may receive the odd referral from an existing client after a job well done, but those type of word-of-month referrals certainly aren’t a sustainable way […]

3 reasons to join your BNI leadership team

3 reasons to join your BNI leadership team

There are many ways to network. As a business owner, there are (amongst other things) trade shows, conferences and mix and mingle events to attend. And you can also connect with contacts online through professional sites like LinkedIn. Another option is to join a professional association or referral networking group, like BNI, to build and […]

Mastering the art of mingling

Mastering the art of mingling

An important part of every marketing plan is building and maintaining relationshipswith other people. And networking is the most effective way to do just that.  There are many ways to network; joining networking groups, such as your localChamber of Commerce or a BNI chapter, taking the time to meet with other businessprofessionals one-on-one, or attending […]

Building and maintaining valuable connections is key to effective networking

Building and maintaining valuable connections is key to effective networking

In today’s competitive business environment, building and maintaining relationships is important. And networking is a low-cost way to do just that.  The problem is that too many people go about networking the wrong way. Instead of investing the time and energy towards making connections and building mutually beneficial relationships, their sole purpose is to get […]

Fill your network with connectors

Fill your network with connectors

In today’s competitive business environment, an important aspect of any marketing plan is to build and maintain relationships with other people. And networking is the most effective way to do just that.  By taking the time to meet with other business people, learning about what they do and discovering how you can both help them […]

Networking – stop asking WIFM

Networking – stop asking WIFM

I was at a networking event last night, catching up with many colleagues, friends and acquaintances. As a long-time networker, I’ve finally learned to stop scanning name tags to try to figure out who I should be talking to. That’s not my job – that’s the role of others present. In a good networking group […]

Creating a Workshop – Time Flies

Creating a Workshop – Time Flies

Every week for the past four years, I’ve delivered a networking themed “education moment” at my weekly B2B network – BNI Corporate Exchange. They each last about 5 minutes, and have rarely repeated, except by popular demand. Simple math told me that I must have 1000 minutes worth of material suitable for constructing a workshop. […]

Networking for Business/Career Success

Networking for Business/Career Success

As per the saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” in today’s competitive business environment, it’s imperative to build and maintain relationships with other people. Networking is an effective and low-cost way to do just that. By taking the time to meet with other business people and discovering both how you can […]

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