Business Networking Events: How to Bring Value to Your Referral Relationships

Adding Value to Referral Relationships

Want to increase the number of referrals you receive from your network?   Well, here’s the key:  It’s all about bringing value to the members of your network BEFORE expecting to receive referrals. This may seem like common sense, but we often forget to give before we want to receive.  I often hear people say…

Business Networking Groups: To Find The Best Groups, All You Have To Do is Ask

To Find The Best Groups, All You Have To Do is Ask

Finding the right networking groups to join can sometimes feel like a search for buried treasure — without the map. Sometimes there are just too many to choose from and sometimes the “good ones” are the best kept secrets in town.  Whatever situation you find yourself in, here is an easy way to find some…

Business Networking: Can Video Games Help You Connect?

Looking for a new way to help you connect at a networking event? Networking groups, professional associations and chambers of commerce are always looking for new ways to engage their members (and guests) in business networking.  You've probably attended a "Casino Night," a "Spa Night" or other themed event at one time or another. This…

Business Networking Books: 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery

I'm always on the lookout for new resources about business networking — I like to continually be learning about my chosen area of expertise, but I also like to be able to recommend good ones whenever I find them. One of the most common complaints I hear from business professionals about why they don't network…