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”.
The more successful networkers, the people who use networking to build their business, are very used to spotting the people who only turn up when they want something. Most people hate selling and I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being sold to, just hearing someone’s hard pitch, their words often make me […]
With the summer holidays almost over and the children ready to go back to school, it’s time to turn our attention back to business. The first day back at school children look to catch up with their old friends, share their holiday stories and look to make some new school friends. Now we’re all grown-up […]
Conversation is an art and like any art some people are more practised in this than others but whatever your skills, this can be developed further through practice and have the art of meaningful conversation become a good habit.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thanks to technology, new contacts are only a click away, but if you are starting up a new business or taking your business to the next level, developing actual contacts and new business leads can be the most daunting aspect of growing a business.
Many people seem to think that networking for their business is all about meeting lots of people. Do you seriously believe that barely getting to know loads of different people will mysteriously produce sales?
On Thursday 8th July, local businesswoman, Lorna Burroughes, will celebrate the launch of her own networking group, Thrive networking.