Going to your first networking meeting can seem daunting. But there are a few simple tricks to putting you at ease for your first Thrive foray. 1.Get happy
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.
Before I started my own business, the very thought of networking made me pull a face – and it was not a pretty one. This face was the result of hearing one too many corporate presentations and spending agonising hours having strained small talk over a prawn vol-au-vent. These experiences were the very opposite of […]
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 […]
How to business network to a higher quality and our Thrive tips for building a seriously tight network
Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our network, it’s just something we do, this is the same with those you are networking with. What are they thinking about? Most likely it’s not you.
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.
Trust is the fundamental basis of any relationship, building relationships with people you can trust is essential in business. People do business with those they know and trust, but how you can build that trust without face-to-face interaction. It’s not an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, the people we spend time with largely […]
We want the best for you and your business, so Thrive is structured to develop 121 appointments or meetings, which allows you to fast track business possibilities and opportunities.
It’s not what you know, but who you know, we’ve all heard this but I think we should go one step further and say…. It’s not what you know, or who you know, but how well you know them and this is what really counts. Networking is still misunderstood, so this is why successful networkers […]
Just 18% of Britons trust politicians to tell the truth compared to 21% trusting journalists and bankers and 24% who trust estate agents*. Public trust in these people and organisations have been badly shaken and ordinary people feel that they are being made to bear the costs of their follies.