Conference and event season is underway! When you attend an event or conference, you are investing your time, your energy and your money. How do you ensure that you get a great return on that investment? Here are 3 simple ways that you can guarantee your event experience is positive, productive and profitable. 1. Get [...]
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! [...]
When building a networking strategy, you must first start with your business goals. This provides the direction and the context for the networking choices you'll be making. So, what's next?
Welcome to a new year of new opportunities! How will you make the most of all that 2010 has to offer? If you're smart, and I know you are (you're reading this blog, aren't you?), then you'll be using networking to market your business this year. Whether it's face to face networking or online networking [...]
You are at a business networking event. You spot someone you've wanted to meet and you walk over to them. You extend your hand and open your mouth to introduce yourself and . . . Yuk! You have bad breath! Or, how about this one: You are talking with someone at a business networking event [...]
There are a lot of books, blogs and business seminars about business networking. Many of them have great tips and techniques for making networking an effective marketing tool. However, all the tips and tools in the world won't help you if you don't first put together a networking strategy. Liz Lynch, author of Smart Networking: [...]
As business owners, entrepreneurs and service professionals, we often spend much of our time and money trying to attract clients and customers. The trouble is, we are often using the wrong approach.
Jay Leno had a very interesting guest one night on the Tonight Show: a Jack Russell terrier. But this was no ordinary dog. This particular dog — who was quite small — was able to pop 50 balloons in 30 seconds. You can see this amazing (and silly) feat here.
"A good Referral Marketing Strategy doesn’t just happen, it takes work." That's according to business expert and "Growth Coach", Glenn Smith. What kind of work does it take? Well, Smith says, ". . . you must build a strong network of potential referral sources." Identifying potential referral sources begins by taking a look at the [...]
If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or service professional, then you've probably attended a networking event or meeting in the last week or so. Many of you have also probably found yourselves standing around, with people you already know, talking about traffic, the economy and . . . the always exciting — weather. [...]