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Develop a Magnetic Personality to Enhance Your Business Networking

Develop a Magnetic Personality to Enhance Your Business Networking

Ever notice how you are naturally drawn to some people at a networking event? You walk into a room full of strangers and only a few people truly connect with you.
Before you go, take 10-15 minutes …

The Top 6 Topics To Avoid Talking About When You’re Networking

The Top 6 Topics To Avoid Talking About When You’re Networking

This is a tough one since we want to talk when we’re networking and sometimes we can to share too much information. I have listened to hundreds, if not thousands, of introductions throughout my career …

9 Tips For Successful Business Networking

9 Tips For Successful Business Networking

Networking is one of the most powerful free marketing and publicity tools available to business owners. It is a great opportunity to position yourself as an expert and start creating a buzz for your business.
But …

Before You Go Networking, Have A Game Plan

Before You Go Networking, Have A Game Plan

When you prepare for success, you’ll attract success. It’s so important to take time prior to attending a networking function that you think about a few important things.
First, where are you going? If you are …

Are You Playing Hide And Go Seek In Your Business?

Are You Playing Hide And Go Seek In Your Business?

I’ve met thousands of people while networking and have discovered something very interesting. Most people network to get exposure for their business but fail to remain visible.
They attend every few months or maybe once every …

Unexpected Networking Opportunities

Unexpected Networking Opportunities

You don’t have to be cocky or conceited but you should have a great amount of pride in what you do. There have been plenty of times during a casual conversation with friends that it …

Why You Should Always Keep Business Cards You Get From Other People

Why You Should Always Keep Business Cards You Get From Other People

I’m often asked, “Do you keep all the business cards after you put them into your database or throw them out?” My answer is “If you spend time, money and energy on networking, doesn’t it …

Why You Should Always Network At Conferences

Why You Should Always Network At Conferences

This is by far my number one place to network and meet people. I enjoy surrounding myself with success-minded individuals and anyone that invests in themselves is someone I want to get to know.
These individuals …

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Networking

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Networking

How many times have you gone to a mixer, a chamber after hours, or a networking event only to meet people that focus completely on themselves?
They’re just pushing themselves onto others and dishing out cards …

Follow Up Or Fall Behind

Follow Up Or Fall Behind

Many people struggle with following up with people they meet while networking. They shake a few hands, collect some cards and drive off to the next meeting. The problem occurs when there’s no system in …

Always Give Relentlessly Without Expecting Anything In Return

Always Give Relentlessly Without Expecting Anything In Return

Have you ever received a phone call from someone that asked to meet you for lunch? Without any explanation we traditionally think, what does that person want from me? Are they going to try and …

Make Expanding Your Network A Top Priority

Make Expanding Your Network A Top Priority

If you only travel from home to work, the grocery store, gas station and back home again, you need another outlet to meet people. If you attend church every week, that’s fantastic however, it’s not …

Hey, Can You Hear Me Now?

Hey, Can You Hear Me Now?

Good. I don’t have to say much to get you thinking of what company uses this phrase. Networking works the same way.
It’s about getting the word out about your business through word-of-mouth. I always laugh …

The Only Four Letter Word That Will Ever Leave A Lasting Impression

The Only Four Letter Word That Will Ever Leave A Lasting Impression

It can make or break you, it can prevent you from ever getting business, it stays with a person their whole life, people hear it all the time except from strangers, they buy items with …

The Unique Differences Between Social Networking Sites And In-Person Events

The Unique Differences Between Social Networking Sites And In-Person Events

Whoever you are, you’ve probably heard about the new social networking craze aka Web 2.0 or Social Media Sites. Everybody is Tweeting on Twitter, getting Friends on Facebook or linking on LinkedIn or one of …

Simple Ice Breakers To Help Spark A Conversation

Simple Ice Breakers To Help Spark A Conversation

Whether you’re new to attending networking events or a social networker, you still need to have something to talk about when you meet someone.
Obviously, you’ll share who you are and what you do but the …