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”.
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
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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.
As small business owners, we all know that spending money on advertising and marketing activities can be seen as a small drop in a large pond and even then not making very big ripples. Last week at our Thrive meeting we were given some real good hints and tips on marketing and we were surprisingly […]
Do you have you a networking strategy? There’s more to networking than ‘turning up’! From identifying who you want to connect with, to knowing where to find them, there are some essential questions you should answer in order to create a networking plan that will work for you.
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.