Business Networking Blunders: Revenue Before Relationships

Business Networking Blunders: Revenue Before Relationships

Have you ever met someone at a networking event, meeting or conference that seemed to look at you with dollar signs in their eyes? Yeah, me too.  And I don’t like it.  In fact, it irritates me — on several levels. First, it’s the fact that they are perpetuating the “bad reputation” that networking sometimes…

Business Networking Blunders: The Networking Bait and Switch

This one goes into the "don't ya hate it when . . ." file. I was recently invited to lunch by a person in one of my local networking groups.  She told me that she wanted to learn more about my business and what it is that I do. So far so good.

Are You Guilty of the Business Networking “Hit and Run”?

Networking Hit and Run

Have you ever NOT wanted to or NOT had time to attend a business networking function, but forced yourself to go — at least for a little while?  Sure you have.  After all, you’re busy.  You don’t have time to waste standing around networking events, making chit-chat with a bunch of people who only want…