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How Focused Networking is Different

By Donna | November 28, 2018

How FOCUSED NETWORKING is DIFFERENT and WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU Focused Networking is not your regular networking meet-up. We are similar to traditional networking groups in that we hold weekly meetings (with separate groups in the Tri-Cities and Vancouver) and we target only one company per industry. But the similarities end there. We get…

10 Networking Secrets – Part 2

By Donna | November 5, 2018

  Last week, I shared with you a fair bit of insight on secrets to successful networking. We covered: Offering to Give Qualified Referrals – the best way to connect Defining what High Quality Prospects Look Like, with several questions to ask yourself and your colleagues, and Having a Perfect Prospect Sheet that you can…

Top 10 Networking Secrets – Part 1

By Donna | October 29, 2018

We know that networking with other business people and professionals can bring your business a steady stream of new contacts and clients, but how do you make the most of your networking opportunities? Be prepared with the Top 10 Networking Secrets that I am sharing with you – Part 1, the first 3, is below.…

Taming the Business Card Monster

By Donna | October 23, 2018
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Taming the Business Card Monster It’s Fall, which generally means show season in the Lower Mainland. Thinking of events that either I attended or I know some of my networking group members were exhibiting at or attending, there were at least three good opportunities to get your business out there in the past week alone.…

Your Introduction Can Make Or Break You

By Donna | September 27, 2018
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Your Introduction Can Make Or Break You     How many times have you gone to a networking event unprepared? That is to say, how many times have you gone without a thought to what you are going to say or how you are going to make an impression on others?  Did you ever consider…

Four Areas to Strengthening Your Networking Skills

By Donna | September 19, 2018
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You know I’ve been doing this for over twenty years. Well, I still refresh my skills periodically and make sure that I’m at the top of my game. Why? No matter how long you’ve been networking, you can benefit from a quick review of areas where you can improve your skills. In fact, long-time networking…

Prepare for Your Next Networking Event

By Donna | September 6, 2018
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Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell   It’s the first week of September. Families have ended their summer vacations, the kids are back to school, and you’re seriously hunkering back down into work mode. And that means Networking! But are you prepared for your next networking event? Just…

Networking Might Not Be What You Think It Is

By Donna Willon | September 10, 2018
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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 to meet someone friendly, to being cornered by a determined…

Networking Tip – Are You Referable??

By Donna Willon | March 22, 2018

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…

What Is A Strategic Alliance

By Donna Willon | May 19, 2016

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 are seeking exposure into the…