If at a networking meeting you just tell people what you do and hope that they will remember you when they need your services, Wrong! So how are you going to make the most of your networking and what steps are you going to take to make your networking work for you? (more…)
Luck out by networking with the right mindset
When you sign up to a networking activity, you want to ensure it’s an opportunity for you to meet great professional people and forge meaningful connections. But whether you make the most of this chance will depend on you – and how you approach the experience. According to research done by Professor Richard Wiseman, a psychologist studying the role of luck in our lives, you can make yourself ‘luckier’ by changing your behaviour. In the business arena these changes in mindset could pay dividends. Are you ready to adopt a ‘lucky attitude’? (more…)
Have you factored networking into your budget?
Don’t you just love the New Year and the chance it gives you to plan for the next 12 months of business growth? For many of us, it’s the time when we think about the cash we’re going to allocate to different brand awareness activities such as marketing, events and PR. However, many businesses neglect to allocate budget for networking, and we think that’s a big mistake. At Thrive, we see every week the power of trusted connections made in our groups and how they help the businesses in our community grow. (more…)