Thrive Spotlight: Lorraine Grant, hypnotherapist . Thrive is a network of professionals from all sorts of jobs but even in our eclectic group, a hypnotherapist is going to stand out. Lorraine tells us that she laughs at comparisons to Derren Brown and Paul McKenna, but that this powerful way of treating patients has been life-changing for […]
Thrive member Simon Hiscox was smart enough to jump on board the e-commerce train back in the early noughties.
Most people will tell you they attend a professional event to network, yet most people don’t know how to do it effectively. So here’s my top tips on how to survive.
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 […]
It’s my belief that the most successful people are the usually the best connected, this isn’t because they have the best contacts or are known more people but they instinctively know how to build develop and nurture their connections.
Networking is just another sales tool used to accomplish your business goals and the people who effectively use networking in a positive way seem to always enjoy the greatest return.
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.
I am on a mission to get people thinking about networking differently. Why? Because many people totally write off networking as not for them, they see it as a pushy sales technique that they’d rather have no part in. This could be true of some networking, I often hear that I the phrase “I don’t […]
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 […]
Growing a ‘thriving’ business requires you branching out to find new contacts, including partners to collaborate with, along with clients and customers to sell to. We all at times need a little help and guidance opening specific doors, with networking key to making this possible. Networking should not be sly and devious, treated as an […]