Business Networking: Use the Buddy System

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Does walking into a room full of people at an event, conference or networking meeting feel intimidating or uncomfortable to you? You are NOT alone! (Confession time – it scares my stilettos off sometimes, too!) Nobody said that you have to network on your own.  In fact, isn’t it more in line with what networking…

Business Networking Groups: Clear the Clutter of Your Memberships

Clear the Clutter of Your Memberships

Your professional memberships, group participation and online activities in forums and programs can provide you with support, education and opportunities to meet potential clients and partners.  They can also become overwhelming, draining, time and money wasters if you aren’t careful!   You need to be selective and strategic – not only will this save you money…

Avoid the Big, Fat, Follow Up Fail

Avoid the Follow Up Fail

  We all fall down on our follow-up from time to time.  We’re human.  It happens. However, I’m calling “Foul!” on the “Big, Fat, Follow-Up Fail” that happens when people lose sight of what follow up is all about. A couple of weeks ago I received a call from a “nice chap” with a lovely…

Business Networking: “Help Me . . . Help You!”

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There’s a question that the REALLY good connectors and relationship-builders ask of those they meet: “How can I help you?” The first time I heard it, I was caught off guard and didn’t quite know how to respond.  I mean, really?  You’re interested in helping ME?  Wow — now that’s a different approach to networking!…