The power of networking cannot be overstated. I believe people are only one relationship away from changing their entire life. I also believe that we are the average of the 5 people we most closely associate with; and if you’re the smartest person in the room – you’re in the wrong room. If you believe as I do, then networking is for you.
I discovered networking at a time when I had lost my biggest client and about 95% of my income went away with them. That same night I went to a network meeting in my area and have continued ever since.
I am now flourishing and working with great people and great companies doing business on a level, that for so long, I have strived to get to. I have in no way ‘arrived’ where I want to be and I still have goals I’m striving to accomplish but I am much closer to accomplishing them today than I was the day before I started networking. Keep reading and I will reveal the 3 most important ‘Networking Tips’ I have ever gotten, three of the many keys to blue grey marketing’s success.
- Approach people and ask them what they do – they will be happy to tell you and if they ask, tell them what you do – If they don’t ask, they don’t care anyway.
- Make the appointment before you leave – don’t wait to follow up later. Schedule an appointment to meet later while standing there in conversation with your new contact.
- Join Master Networks. Master Networks is the premiere business networking organization in the country. A nationwide organization that meets in local chapters to share business experiences, undergo world class training and pass referrals to each other.
Just consider the possibility of joining a group of business professionals that meet each week and becoming friendly with a new group of successful people that are willing to pass your name to their friends and business associates whenever they see an opportunity to do so. WOW – That’s an entire sales force that’s now working for you and doesn’t require a salary.
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