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Networking Index


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  1. Are You Ready For Business When You Walk Out That Door? By JoAnn Hines
    Remember that people judge you by what they see, hear and sense. In the first 30 seconds, the time it will take you to make your elevator pitch, people will form opinions about your economic level, your trustworthiness, your social position, your level of sophistication, social background, your success in present and current endeavors, your character, your future and decide if they like you.Those are some pretty stout decisions to make in 30 seconds or less. So what can you do to ensure you ar…


  2. Franchisees Should Learn From Each Other By Lance Winslow
    If you own a franchise you should be in contact with your nearest franchisees and share information as if you were the manager of a corporate store. You should set up meetings once or twice per month and have their phone numbers logged into your speed dial for easy reference.You should learn from the experiences of your fellow franchisees. For example, let’s say you found out your next-door franchisee neighbor as a certain type of customer and you are starting to see a few of these types of c…


  3. The Foundation of Networking: It's Not Rocket Science By Janice Smallwood-McKenzie
    Commandment 1LoveWhen we choose to simply love, our giving and receiving becomes unconditional. We can listen and not be caught up in the vicious cycle of judgment.We can also watch people and suspend judgment because we are learning to understand that our perception of an individual’s behavior does not make it so. This is the essence of friendliness.Someone once said, “I keep the telephone of my mind open to love and peace, when fear, doubt and negative call they get a busy signal, soon they…


  4. The Secrets of Effective Networking By Stephanie Ward
    Before we talk about specific networking tips I want to address a critical aspect of networking that is often overlooked. Sometimes we are so eager to network that we don’t stop to consider whether or not we are investing our energy in the right places.Listen, you can go to all of the networking meetings under the sun and collect hundreds of business cards while you’re at it but if you’re not hanging out with people you can do business with, you might make some new friends, you won’t necessar…


  5. How to Announce a New Product By Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
    How can the introduction of new products affect the way I network at meetings?When I have a new product to launch, I make sure that I have a 20 to 30 second pitch ready for the next networking event I attend. I also make sure that I have a supply of product announcements offering a free sample. As I work through the crowd, I make sure that I am talking to a person that could use my product, by listening carefully to what they have to say, and if the product does not fit I go on to the next con…


  6. Should You Offer Commissions For Customer Referrals? By Debbie LaChusa
    As a small business owner you may find yourself in a situation where you want to partner with another business but they are asking for a commission on your services. You will want to be prepared to handle such a request BEFORE you find yourself in this situation.Whenever someone asks you for a commission in exchange for marketing your product or service, it is basically an affiliate or referral program. This can be one of the most powerful forms of marketing because it promotes word-of-mouth m…


  7. Measuring Value for a Networking Group By Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
    How do you measure a group’s worth to your organization?It is sometimes necessary to measure the value of a group. You may be asking yourself why you would want to measure the value of a group whose purpose is business. You would want to measure the price of membership vs. the business you will get out of the group through either referrals or direct business with members. There are several ways that the measurement can be taken. First, you will need to assess the current membership. You should…


  8. How To Use Reverse Gossip To Get Someone To Like You More By Tristan Loo
    Ordinarily we think of gossip and rumor-spreading as a negative network of lies and false assumptions that destroys reputations and ruins careers, but did you know that you can use gossip to your advantage when trying to create rapport and build trust with someone? Yes, its true. Use that very same negative network to make yourself appear more likable to another person.The Underlying Psychological Mechanisms InvolvedThe American Psychologist Abraham Maslow came up with a 5-layered system of …


  9. Real Business Networking Doesn't Happen at Networking Events By Scott Ingram
    Real networking isn’t about handing out business cards at a networking event, or seeing how many you can collect before the event is over. Real networking is about relationships that, when cultivated properly, will breed referrals and positive word of mouth about you and your company.Too often I hear the famous networking complaint: “networking doesn’t work for me.” There are a variety of reasons why someone might feel this way. 90% of the time it has nothing to do with them or their business;…


  10. Making Online Business Networking Work for Your Business By Amber McNaught
    As modern life gets busier and work/life balance becomes more of an issue for everyone, the Internet has really come into its own. We shop online, we chat online – and, if you’re a business owner, there's even the opportunity to network online.In terms of flexibility, online networking has traditional networking well and truly beat. No longer are business owners forced to take time out from their businesses to fend of the advances of a dozen, business-card-wielding serial networkers at some mi…


  11. Networking Meetings - Creating Rapport with People You Meet By Carol Bentley
    How do you feel when you meet someone, perhaps a business person, who you’ve only seen once before at meeting... and they remember you AND your name?It feels great doesn’t it? And, be honest, rather flattering too. And because of that you probably have more rapport with them.Now let’s turn that around and say it’s you who always manages to remember people and their names. Do you think they just might be more interested in doing business with you? Or recommending you to their business colle…


  12. How Well Do Your Customers Know You? By Scott Ginsberg
    Know your customer, know your customer, know your customer. Three very important rules of business. But let me ask you this: How well do your customers know YOU?Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, asked himself this important question several decades ago. His answer: employee nametags. So, he rolled out an initiative that required all of his employees to wear badges, the purpose of which was to “help the customers get to know the people they bought from.”But helping customers “get to know you…


  13. Achieve the Appropriate Tone in Email By Kelly Watkins
    Tone is important in any form of communication. Are you using the appropriate tone when communicating with email?Email messages are different from typed letters. You can’t be “too” formal in a letter. In an email, too formal looks silly. What’s the appropriate tone for an email? -- slightly more casual than a letter. Yet, there is a fine line between being too casual and too formal.The attitude and culture of your company will dictate the amount of formality necessary. Meeting planners …


  14. Ask for What YOU Want and Gain More Business By Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
    Why ask others for help and what do you gain from it?What does asking for help have to do with creating business relationships and making announcements? It has everything to do with it. You have made announcements, donated items, created an awareness of who you are and what you do. You are now in the position of getting more business than you can handle, or worse, not getting enough business in the community. You should then be able to call on prospective customers and ask for their time to he…


  15. How to Keep from Sounding LIKE Totally Stupid By JoAnn Hines
    June is reality check month. Lots of the resolutions have been made and most are already broken. It’s time to take a hard look at where you are going in 05 and beyond. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to update all your personal credentials including your bio & your resume.Have you done your spring cleaning (professional) yet? Do you have solid career plans for the balance of 05? Why are you waiting to get started improving your career?Ask yourself these questions:Ho…


  16. Networking Your Way to Profits: Part 1 'The Power of The Elevator Speech' By Carol Bentley
    Networking Your Way to Profit – Part 1The ‘Elevator Speech’ – Part 1Create your own business network and you create a wealth of opportunity. The opportunity to find business; give business and introduce business people to each other. Concentrate on creating a network of contacts who know you, trust you and, eventually recommend you. The most effective way of doing this is to make sure you know what he /she offers – so you can recommend him/her. Then he wants to ‘return the favour’ by reco…


  17. Networking And Attraction By Lorraine Cohen
    I meet a lot of different people both socially and professionally. Being self -employed, I'm at many business mixers and networking events. Whether for professional reasons or casual conversation, the question "What do you do?" comes up. The answer is usually your 30-60 second elevator speech... Hi, My name is .... I work for/my company is ..... I help people.......Sometimes the response goes on for more than 60 seconds.Last week I was at a mixer and was called over by a colleague to meet a ge…


  18. Networking Etiquette: 3 Ways to Ditch a Boring Person At a Networking Event Without Being Rude By Leesa Barnes
    You’ve encountered this individual at every networking event – Boring Bob – the most belligerently boring person in the world. His dull demeanour is enough to bring you to count the number of hair follicles on your hand just for a little excitement.You look for the nearest exit, but it’s still 100 yards away. You wait for a break in the conversation in order to say, “Excuse me, I see the last 40-years of my life fizzling away” but Boring Bob rambles on and on.You start shifting your weight and…


  19. Mobile Car Wash Companies; Trading Tips By Lance Winslow
    If you run a mobile car washing firm we recommend trading for as many products and services as possible. You should trade for both personal and business items. You need to keep in mind that your gross sales will go down as you do this because money will not be taken in for these services you perform. You will however, notice a significant increase in your standard of living. This is because you will generally end up trading: Wholesale To Wholesale; Retail To Retail; Retail To Wholesale; Wh…


  20. Social Networking: A Link To Like Minds By Howard Winwood
    Not all dot-com dreams died when the Internet stock bubble burst.Amazon.com, the king of the dot-com era, is keeping some of them alive in 2005 inside a small office on Capitol Hill.Light floods into a sparse whitewashed room above a yoga studio, where former Amazon director Josh Petersen and his cohorts sit around a large table plugging away on laptops. This is home to the Robot Co-op, a tiny company owned by the online retail giant.The seven-member group has created a Web community based on …


  21. 10 Steps to Successful Networking By Martin Cohn
    “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”This old saying rings true in everything we do, especially in business. Finding contacts is key to the success of your business, and a great place to meet these contacts is at networking meetings or events. It is not enough just to attend networking gatherings, you need to know how to network. There are many sources of networking tips and information, but the following are ten tips that I find most useful.1. Set a goal prior to the eventFigure…


  22. Work an Event, Not Just a Room By Lillian D. Bjorseth
    Networking is the number one reason many people join organizations. When they don’t get the results they anticipate, they “blame” the group for not delivering on its promises.Most organizations provide opportunities for connections to occur rather than making the connections. While organizations need to shoulder the responsibility for offering creative and multiple venues locally and nationally, members also need to take more control of their destiny. They need to learn to network strategic…


  23. Effective Networking By Matthew Keegan
    The process of finding out about a job, getting interviewed, and eventually receiving an offer for employment starts with networking. By networking I don’t mean sending out hundreds of copies of your résumé unsolicited to H.R. managers throughout the country, but by establishing contacts with people who may be in a position to hire you or refer you to someone who is in the position of hiring... you!In my area of expertise, corporate aviation, there are several key players as well as smaller, l…


  24. Volunteering for a Networking Group By Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
    When is it appropriate to volunteer to take a position in the group?Have you heard the saying that "the fastest way to get anything done is to ask a busy person"? It is very true. What it actually boils down to is the fact that busy people are often very well organized and have the ability to delegate some of their tasks. A busy person can usually fit more into their schedule than most people. For example, I am working a full time job which takes at least 55 hours a week, plus I am completing…


  25. Business Card Networking 101 By Jonathan Bowalsky
    Professional business cards are a must if you want to network at social events, trade shows or business meetings. You know about handing someone your card and saying, “Call me,” but is that all there is to it? No. There are some proven ways to make the most of your business card networking, including:1. Always carry more professional business cards than you think you need. Many opportunities have been lost because someone forgot to bring along just one extra business card.2. Attach professiona…






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