Now! As in now that most of our meetings are still virtual. Online. Mediated. Or as they describe it in the world of academe – remote synchronous.
Here are 3 simple ways to keep your network strong right now!
Be Clear About Your Target Market!
I lead a national networking organization. Within the community, we encourage a culture of learning, giving, collaborating, exchanging, and helping.
Part of that culture is saying, "Thank you" to those who help.
When I hear about someone helping someone ...
Here are my favorite ways to NOT make a connection, NOT develop a relationship, and NOT generate more prospects, more referrals, and more business when networking.
Make it All About You
Ever meet someone and all they talk about is them? Most people don’t ...
I was in a hotel elevator last week and struck up a conversation with two guys in suits that had travel bags. I asked if they were headed to the airport.
As it turns out, they were on their way to a meeting to speak. Naturally, I asked what they do, and ...
Are you webinared out? Zoomed out? Tiger Kinged out? Quarantined out?
Bet you can’t wait to get out!
Social distancing, flattening the curve, masks, gloves, washing hands, not touching your face, testing, ventilators, and opening for business may be ...
Fun. Yes, interesting choice of words when talking about how to grow your business. Especially since what’s happening in the world is not all that much fun. Sickness. Testing. Shortage of supplies and equipment. Job loss. Business loss. Flatten the curve. ...
Since virtual meetings are now a thing, they might as well be a good thing! As in a good thing to share your message, make a great impression, showcase your brand, and ultimately drive business.
Here are 9 Knockout Approaches you can put into practice ...
It’s amazing what the impact of the Coronavirus has had on life as we know it. You can’t turn on the news or read a tweet and not see terms like outbreak, pandemic, self-quarantine, social distancing, soap and water, sanitizer, face masks, work from home, ...
Here are five of the most common awkward business networking moments I have experienced and some suggestions about how to handle.
How Do I Start a Meaningful Conversation?
Introduce yourself and then say, “May I share a quick story?” Then share a story ...
–Pssst. I have to share a secret with you. But you can't tell anyone. Ready? What we’re going to discuss is not really an elevator speech. Or an elevator pitch! Because if we were to have that discussion, it may encourage you (maybe even force you) to ...
Or for those simply focused on becoming Knock Out Networkers!
Stories work well and we all have them.
A great practice is to have three or four stories prepared so you can begin conversations when you’re at events, cocktail parties, mixers, associat...
How many events, mixers, or meetings do you attend? Coffee meetings do you schedule? Phone calls do you make? Emails do you send? LinkedIn messages do you post? Facebook pics do you share? Tweets do you make? Snaps do you chat?
Are you getting everything ...