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Posts by Donna Willon

Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is

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Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is   To many people, networking seems like a daunting process. For some, even the thought of attending a networking event provokes enough anxiety that they avoid an event altogether. The term “networking” can conjure up images ranging from walking into a room filled with strangers and trying…

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Networking Tip – Are You Referable??

Here is an interesting exercise — We are all out their networking – trying to build business relationships – BUT — How Referable are you really ?? If you are not getting enough referrals your your business relationships aren’t growing as much as you would like them to — You may find this an interesting…

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What Is A Strategic Alliance

What Is A Strategic Alliance Strategic Alliances is: an opportunity arising from complementary interactions by two or more parties, that then form a group or a company to share/merge their; databases, industry information, referrals and prospects while jointly absorbing the marketing, sales and distribution costs associated with this business development. Complementary Companies are: companies that…

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Do You Have A Plan?

“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow…

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Happy New Year – 2016 and a Gift For You

Happy New Year Everyone – Wishing you the best in 2016. I thought I would start the New Year off with a Gift For You — The Gift of SILENCE….. and a few Questions you can ask yourself to help you have the life you want, the business you want and a lot of Peace…

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Give Before You Expect To Receive

We’re Getting Into Summer – More Casual , More Relaxed — but…. This is a great time to Remember:  GIVE BEFORE YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE! Our Motto – is more “we and less me” – this is all part of building a relationship and taking an interest in other people , asking them questions, giving them…

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10 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

Networking Mistake 1.     Missing opportunities. Networking doesn’t happen just during scheduled meetings.  You could meet someone who’s a potential networking contact in just about any setting.  The more prepared you are to switch into “networking mode” on short notice the more likely you are to maximize your networking results. 2.    Ignoring the When and Where. On…

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Putting the “You” in Your Business

Putting the “You” in Your Business Like every small business owner, you’ve done your homework.  You know what to do and how to do it to keep your business going. But, if you’re like most people, you haven’t done your homework about your business’s most important factor—you. Wait a second—what kind of weird and pointless…

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FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE (From Higher Awareness) “Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.” — Nido Qubein The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list.…

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How to be FABulous

How to be FABulous An introduction is a great opportunity to leave a lasting impression on your audience.  Forget about gimmicks or surprise tactics; the simplest way to make your mark is to let your audience know what sets you apart and what you can do for them. But I only have a few seconds…

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