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Posts Tagged ‘business networking’

Top 10 Networking Secrets – Part 1

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.…

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Taming the Business Card Monster

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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.…

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Your Introduction Can Make Or Break You

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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…

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Four Areas to Strengthening Your Networking Skills

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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…

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Prepare for Your Next Networking Event

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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…

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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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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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5 BEST WAYS OF GETTING MORE QUALIFIED REFERRALS

5 BEST WAYS OF GETTING MORE QUALIFIED REFERRALS Simple tips on how to receive more referrals – main one is  “BEING SPECIFIC” Tip 1:     If you go to a networking event – unprepared, not knowing what it is “specifically” you are  looking for – you are likely just enjoying the breakfast or lunch and not…

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How to Nurture Your Network

How to Nurture Your Network Networks are living entities.  They change and evolve over time, with members setting the stage for what direction a network will take.  Networks with proactive, contributing members thrive on the time and energy they receive.  They grow and bloom, yielding a harvest of good business.  Networks with members whose mantra…

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HOW MUCH BUSINESS ARE YOU LOSING FROM LACK OF FOLLOW-UP?

HOW MUCH BUSINESS ARE YOU LOSING FROM LACK OF FOLLOW-UP? How Do You Follow-Up?   Do you do what you say you are going to do? Why is this so important? Because this is the most common “error” in networking. Few people do something with the contacts they established at an event. They continually go to…

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