Before you attend the business-networking event, there is some prep work that must be done.
HINTS: Make it personal, tell me what my pain is and how you will relieve it and why would I want to follow-up with you.
Here is the problem, they still need to connect with other professionals, but they only have 24 hours in a day like everyone else. Every networking activity an executive chooses to participate must have a benefit.
As it were, they never lit a cross on our lawn, nor did they burn our place of business. It wasn’t until years later that I found out why.
Note to self: don’t be a lobster. It would be better to be more like my little twins and work together as a team that like the tank of lobsters just pulling each other down.
Have you joined a networking group and paid for an entire year, then get busy with work and miss several months?
The gift that you have been given needs three things from you to be maximized. First, you must feel good about yourself. How can you feel good about others and treat them the way you should if you don’t feel good about yourself? Most people just fake their way through. Click here to read about the 30-Day Happiness Challenge. Second, you need to understand that you are not alone. There is something greater than you […]
A short chat about best practices of a business coffee meeting.
Many historians call Abraham Lincoln one of our greatest leaders. I have always been impressed by his core leadership concepts. Here are the top four in my book: Get Out of the Office and Circulate Among the Troops Persuade Rather than Coerce Lead by Being Led Keep Searching Until You Find your Grant What do those four bullets mean for today’s business leader? Let’s take them one at a time: Get Out of the Office […]
What is the evolution of a Connector? Before you become a Connector, it is important to understand the evolution of a Connector. Most people believe that business networking is showing up at some event with a stack of business cards. These are the folks sitting at a table passing their cards around without ever knowing your name. They make zero connection with you or your needs. It’s all about getting their name out to as many people […]