Hi! Welcome to the first issue of Thrive’s quarterly newsletter, featuring a regular spotlight on members with a story to tell, a top tip from a networking expert, and our suggestions for getting the very best from your networking experience.
If you are an entrepreneur, professional, or an opportunity seeker looking to network with people who have the following qualities:
“People don’t buy what you do, they buy “why” you do it”. Your “why” drives the passion and purpose in your heart and in your business.
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5 Secrets of the world’s best networkers By Rob Brown
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.
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 […]
Have a purpose for your networking meeting. Don’t go to a networking meeting unprepared.
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 […]