We live in a digital age and those talented people working on the cutting edge of technology are leading the way. In our Thrive community, we often talk about how to use technology to help us work smarter, build our profile online and find innovative ways to speed up our systems and processes.
Thrive member Simon Hiscox was smart enough to jump on board the e-commerce train back in the early noughties.
It’s my belief that the most successful people are the usually the best connected, this isn’t because they have the best contacts or are known more people but they instinctively know how to build develop and nurture their connections.
Networking is just another sales tool used to accomplish your business goals and the people who effectively use networking in a positive way seem to always enjoy the greatest return.
People can sometimes lose sight of the fact that networking is the means and not the end of their business-building and marketing activities. They desperately attend as many networking events as they can, frantically trying to pitch for new business.
I am on a mission to get people thinking about networking differently. Why? Because many people totally write off networking as not for them, they see it as a pushy sales technique that they’d rather have no part in. This could be true of some networking, I often hear that I the phrase “I don’t […]
Socialising is all part of networking, but networking is more extensive than this. The purpose of networking is to create connections between different people with different needs, so how do you turn the socialising and get to the point of having a deeper conversation with someone in the first place? Networking is a skill, like […]
Being a member of Thrive has opened up several business opportunities and helped me to expand my network of professional contacts, many of whom have become friends. I’ve been impressed by how several aspects of Thrive has helped change and shape my business.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and it’s a great way to increase brand awareness, to reach, nurture and acquire professional customers on and off the LinkedIn platform and ultimately drive leads to get in touch with you. It’s really easy and can be a great way to:
Getting out of the office and making connections face-to-face is the best way to develop new business relationships – but how do you keep yourself at the forefront of your network’s minds?