• Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

     
    The Personal Touch 1 There is a simple art to networking and the good news is, should you choose to put forth a conscience effort to improve the way you communicate, networking can and will become second nature to you, it is really just that simple. A personal touch big or small makes a big difference in how others perceive you professionally and personally as well. I have a friend, Sharon and she seems to think that effective communication and networking is meeting people at a business mixer or dinner, giving them her business card, bragging on her title and then cornering the individuals she has met for the next 30 minutes with suggestions as to how they can assist her in growing and promoting her business....
     

    Business Networking - Extroverted Web Weaving for the Introvert

     
    If you have been in business for any amount of time, you go to networking events. Did your body just seize up? Was there a swelling of nervousness in your gut? Are you about ready to stop reading? I encourage you to stay with me about networking. Let me ask: what's the difference between someone who asks you at a picnic or at church, "Who do you know who ??" versus the reality that this is the same question being asked by everyone at a formal networking event? The difference is likely that phrase "networking event!...
     

    Practice Makes Pefect

     
    What is the problem when people try to describe what they do and they stumble over their words and never consistently repeat the same message? Have you ever gone to a networking event and the person next to you is trying to describe what they do and they keep miscuing the words? This happens so often at these events. The major problem, besides focus, is the fact that they have not practiced their spiel. Why is it that they do not practice? Quite often you feel self-conscious when trying to practice in front of a mirror and others are around to hear you try over and over again....
     

    What Has Networking Got To Do With Joint Ventures?

     
    What has networking got to do with joint ventures? "PLENTY" is the short answer to this question. Networking is a very important element of joint venture marketing because the more you network, the more you meet potential partners and build relationships that lead to profitable joint ventures. Your network of business associates, vendors, family and friends, plays a big part when it comes to implementing your joint venture marketing strategy. This is because the most successful partnerships are with people you know, like and trust, and vice versa....
     

    Successfully Meeting And Greeting - Ten Strategies For Getting Off To A Good Start

     
    A day in the life of every businessperson is made up of a series of meetings and greetings. Whether you are making the initial contact with a client or a colleague, you want to get off on the right foot. Doing so will make the first encounter and subsequent ones go smoothly and easily. Getting off on the wrong foot can make for a difficult recovery. Save your energy for later and use these simple strategies for a successful start. Stand up when you meet someone. This allows you to engage the person on an equal level - eye to eye....
     

    Create a 10 Second Introduction From Your USP

     
    You can generate a ton of business by networking, whether you belong to a networking organization or just get referrals from existing (satisfied) customers. Whenever you meet a new potential client, it's important to create the right impression about you and your business straight away. That's where a 10 second introduction comes in handy - and the more this introduction stands out from the rest, the more likely your new acquaintance is to remember you. One great way of making your introduction stand out and to really grab the attention of the person you're introducing yourself to is to put an unexpected twist right at the start....
     

    Mobile Car Wash Companies; Trading Tips

     
    If you run a mobile car washing firm we recommend trading for as many products and services as possible. You should trade for both personal and business items. You need to keep in mind that your gross sales will go down as you do this because money will not be taken in for these services you perform. You will however, notice a significant increase in your standard of living. This is because you will generally end up trading: Wholesale To Wholesale; Retail To Retail; Retail To Wholesale; Wholesale To Retail In other words, if you trade a pair of shoes which costs the shoe store owner $15....
     

    Network Your Way to Success, and Remember: Its Not About You!

     
    Quote of the week "The answer is always no...unless you ask." - Unknown Whether you're in sales or not, this is an incredibly true statement. If you don't ask someone for help, they won't help you. Chances are, they won't even know you need help. I think people like to other people favors, so by asking, you're giving them a chance to help you Make it Great and be your hero. The book I selected this week should help you with some creative ways to network and meet people that eventually you can ask for help....
     

    Are You Really Listening: The Importance of Strong Communication Skills

     
    Let's face it, when most people think of IT professionals, the image that comes to mind is the guy or girl with the glasses huddled behind a myriad of computer monitors, incapable of communicating with anyone other than their keyboard In today's competitive IT marketplace, this person also is exactly the type that no employer wants to bring on board and will, in fact, avoid at all costs. Strong communication skills are one of the most important traits employers are looking for either within the corporate environment or in consulting projects....
     

    Why Cant I Remember Your Name?

     
    You're terrible with names. You forget someone's name within ten seconds of their introduction, and it embarrasses you. In fact, it's possible you won't even approach someone whose name you have forgotten. As a result, you will miss out on a valuable business contact. If you go out of your way to identify and amplify names, it is the easiest thing to show people you appreciate them. A person's name is the difference between a stranger and a friend; the difference between a prospect and a client;...
     
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