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Is Your Networking Working?

December 15, 2006 Business, Networking, Personal Growth

By Audrey Burton

Small business owners attend networking events to get clients. Much of the time, it doesn’t work the way they anticipated, and they often give up before really determining why it didn’t work. They move to a different group and are destined to repeat the same mistakes.

First of all, let’s talk about networking basics. In order to get the maximum bang for your networking buck, join a group where your target market gathers and keep showing up. That means to go to every event you can possibly attend over and over so you can build relationships with the other members and they grow to trust you. You are not just looking to get clients directly from the group though; you want them to refer others to you, so that relationship is very important. Also, you need to stick with it for at least several months (depending on the frequency of the meetings), bringing the same consistent message. (more…)

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Effortless Networking: How to Connect With Someone Quickly

December 15, 2006 Business, Networking

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What Is Your Networking Quotient?

December 1, 2006 Business, Networking

By Minesh Baxi Use these 10 questions to determine how focused you are on Networking I have at least 400 people in my network who receive information from me at least once a month I have a compelling 30-second commercial I focus more on selling through my relationships than on selling to people directly I have
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