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
Walk into any business networking event and there are usually two types of people you are most likely to meet, the first set, these are the people who are inspiring and stimulating, they leave you feeling upbeat, glad that you’ve encountered them and you look forward to having another conversation with them in the future. […]
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 […]
Are you meeting as many different people as possible at different events and collecting the maximum number of business cards? Are you playing the networking numbers game? I believe that this is like being on a carousel, just keep going round and around and getting nowhere, starting from scratch every time you network.
Why do so many feel uncomfortable when networking? Treat networking like a game and remember you, too, have something to offer. The definition of networking is “connecting to build two-way relationships for the long term.”
Many business people don’t bother with asking for leads and connections. It might be that they find asking uncomfortable or just assume their friends, customers and clients will pass along good words about them. They hope to get new work, of course, but they don’t do anything about it.
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 […]
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.
We all love it when we get the referral but advocated partners are key to your success! Thrive about building up your bank of advocated partner of good quality people. When a Thrive member or your customer or client becomes an advocate, they are now a partner in your success. You have achieved a level of […]
One of the biggest myths in business is that you must have a large network if you want to succeed. The reality is that the size of your network is not what’s important. It’s the influence of the people within your network that counts. So stop wasting your time swapping business cards at networking events. Many of the people […]