I happened to overhear what I think is some of the best advice I’ve heard about making your way in the business world. “No one is going to plan or manage your networking for you, so you need to”. Read more
Have you heard this? “I don’t need to network”. What you’re really saying is that you will never be in need of the help of others.
Networking is just a fancy word for relationship building, in which business people and entrepreneurs meet, so what you’re basically saying that you are happy to live enclosed within the group you’ve created, you know all you need to know and have put up barriers to stop anyone else entering in. We rely on our networks to advise us and keep us on track, and we give back to our networks in return, the better your network the more knowledge you can tap into. Read more
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 any others, which means that it needs to be practiced on a regular basis. Read more
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. Read more
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 get to know their contacts. Read more
Get out from behind your desk and add a few networking appointments to your calendar. Embrace quality and be selective about who you bring into the group and if you expect the best from your fellow referral partners, you’ll get the best.
When networking the aim is to achieve results that positively influence your business, yes, the primary reason you’re networking is to get referrals, but you also gain access to professionals in almost every type of business and to do this you need to have set some overall goals for your networking activities, which will undoubtedly open new doors and different pathways for you. Read more
It’s a common chorus we hear in the business world; networking is the key to success, building relationships is crucial, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Read more
Do not keep your objectives and networking missions to yourself.
By letting everyone know about you and your plans, you create a support system with sound advice for growth and development. Share your ideas and plans with your colleagues, your trusted networking group, friends and family. Read more
As an Entrepreneur or Business Owner you can feel isolated, so it is important that you network with people with whom you can share or bounce ideas, ask for assistance or brainstorm solutions. Everybody needs a good reliable sounding board, second opinion, and sometimes just emotional support, but what is critically essential is that you know, like and ultimately trust these people.