Networking can be really daunting and also sometimes unwanted added pressure to the already busy working day, but networking should be fun and provide so many benefits to your business and to you personally.
We all know that networking is one of the oldest forms of marketing and we all would have confidence in a good word from our trusted contact far more than an advert or salesperson. So by knowing why you are networking and what you want to achieve, it is possible to plan accordingly and get great measurable results.
Where is your new business coming from?
Are you making the most of your own networking groups based on the connections they have, in other words selling through not selling to your network? If you try to sell to your connections you will quickly gain an unwelcome reputation, others will not be willing to help or support you or at worst avoid you.
Are you tracking the right connections?
Your networking group isn’t designed for you to sell to them. How many times have you been to a networking event and have been pitch at? I bet you like me quickly tried to get away and end the conversation! Good networkers know that it about being interested in the person first and then their business and opportunities will follow.
Thrive works with businesses that want to generate more business, new opportunities and leads through quality referrals, recommendations and introductions. We are for people who are serious about growing and expanding their business.Thrive specialises in working with people who want to develop each other’s businesses by word of mouth recommendations.
“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. ” James Cash Penney
Therefore, it’s not what or who you know but who knows you, your product or services and that’s why networking plays a key role!
Thrive – developing connections for growth
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