I have a friend who is taking the plunge and opening a new business. Sales people from Yellow Pages, Yelp, Coupon Mailers and others are circling like sharks on a wounded seal. The best thing you can do before opening your checkbook is opening you address book. Find a mentor… or contact your local Small […]
Technology can help your networking in so many ways. One of my favorites is to use LinkedIn to research people I am meeting for the first time. You can see a picture of them, research people or organization you have in common, and more. So make sure your LinkedIn profile offers them the same – […]
So the Book Launch is underway – ✓ Created the book launch art and landing page ✓ 300 Business cards scanned and imported into the email list ✓ Email blast out to past and new clients ✓ Created the Event in Facebook ✓ Hand clicked 1400 people to invite to the event ✓ Shared on […]
Not every networking group is about generating business. My favorite ones of each month are more about problem solving and education. We train each other about trends in technology and business, or help each other work through business challenges and problems! It’s not always about growing your business… it’s sometimes about growing yourself!
Sometimes, you just need some “Me Time” to recharge the batteries! Successful people know that balance is key to subjectivity, creativity, and productivity! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter or had a Happy Passover!
With the weather getting nicer, hopefully we will all be taking walks, biking, golfing, fishing and more. Make sure you load up your outdoor toys with business cards. I call golfing ‘Fore Hour Nature Meetings’ because I have 4 hours to converse, often with people I have never met before. I keep a stash […]
There are 86,400 seconds in a day; yet it takes 10 or fewer to make a first impression. Every color you wear and every movement you make (your walk, posture, handshakes, eye contact, facial expressions) often speak before your words and definitely more loudly. Know what impression you want to create in every networking venue […]
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own little worlds… that we forget we are networking with people. Take time to let other people know when they have done a good job or are making a difference. It can go a long way to building a relationship. Not only with the person or people […]
Sunday is a day of rest for most… but it can be a day of action (by making your week more productive). While you are chilaxing… Can you make a list of things to do? Clean out some emails? Jot down some notes in Evernote? In the time it takes for one player on TV […]
Community service is a great way to network. Getting involved with a local organization, chamber of commerce, non-profit, getting on a board of directors or committee, is a great way to meet new influential, and community minded people. As an added bonus, you will feel good about helping those who help others!