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What Is a “Professional Network?”

A “professional network” is actually a group of business people who like each other and are willing to help each other out.

It’s about making connections by building solid relationships, it’s no more difficult than that.

Building your professional network isn’t actually a big deal and it’s not that hard to do, you need to remember that networking isn’t about you, but it is about being part of a team of like-minded business people who are willing to help each other achieve their goals.
Good old-fashioned face to face networking is still a great way to do business, some would say the best way. There are no schemes or strategies that you need to follow word-for-word, below is merely a list of things that ALL of the great networkers do.
  • Your reasons to network
  • The people you should network with and choose those who you want to connect and associate with
Invest Time
  • Meet on a regular basis and make the effort to get better acquainted
  • Schedule time and have 121’s, what better way to get to know someone than by listening
Show your support by
  • Helping
  • Encouraging
  • Trusting
  • Asking/requesting
  • Thanking
  • Above all be yourself and be genuine
Remember, to build a good network, you need the above ingredients and to invest time in your connections and the support that is required maintaining them.

Get out there and meet people…..Networking is all about building relationships.

Lorna Burroughes

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Networking puts you in the position to connect with people with whom you want to do business and allows you to gain and grow good business relationships from the beginning. Networking isn’t just about making contacts and connections, it’s about making the right ones. Thrive is a forwarding thinking group of like-minded people who appreciate staying connected and helping each other.