Top 10 Ways to Waste Your Time in a Networking Group!

Top 10 Ways to Waste Your Time in a Networking Group!

Membership in a good networking group can be worth a considerable amount of money. Especially if you calculate the time you spend each month and the business value of your time. Make your time and efforts worthwhile. Don’t squander your opportunity by doing the wrong things in those meetings! Success in a networking group comes when the rest of the group members trust you enough […]

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The Brower Quadrant

The Brower Quadrant

These days the economy seems to be an inescapable topic of conversation. Whether you refuse to participate in a recession or not, people are still going to engage you in conversations centered around finances and the state of the global economy.  Chances are, they’ll be focusing on “how bad things are” instead of focusing on what we can actively do to make things better for […]

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Let Me Introduce You to Bob

Let Me Introduce You to Bob

When my daughter Cassie was only 8 years old, she made a little stick man, which she named “Bob,” from a small piece of red pipe cleaner and gave him to me. That’s Bob and me to the right by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Why is Bob in a picture with me, halfway across the world from my home, eight years after Cassie […]

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June 23rd Teleseminar with Keith Ferrazzi

June 23rd Teleseminar with Keith Ferrazzi

Early last week, I posted a blog about Keith Ferrazzi’s new book, Who’s Got Your Back, and how the book outlines imperative success strategies for developing meaningful relationships through networking efforts and accomplishing any goal. I got quite a few comments on that post from blog readers who are really interested in Keith’s book and the subjects he covers, so I wanted to invite everyone […]

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Stop The Fear

Stop The Fear

While attending the iLearningGlobal.tv Launch Conference in Las Vegas this past March, I met a woman from San Diego, Calif., named Gloria Boileau. Gloria happens to be a very accomplished lady. Currently working as an executive coach, she is a former trial specialist who prepared witnesses and clients for jury trials. She’s also a renowned international speaker and image expert, and she has just published […]

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Looking for More Referrals? Remember the GAINS Exchange

Looking for More Referrals? Remember the GAINS Exchange

So often, I see people who are frustrated about not getting more business referred to them. After all, they say, isn’t that what business networking is all about? What many of these people don’t seem to realize, however, is that they need to actively share information about themselves with the right people before they can expect to have business referred to them by the people […]

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Who’s Got Your Back?

Who’s Got Your Back?

A couple of weeks ago, one of my employees attended the launch of my friend Keith Ferrazzi’s new book, Who’s Got Your Back, and she came into the office the next day raving about the presentation Keith had given. “You would have loved it,” she said. “He talked all about how success is created by developing relationships based on trust and how important accountability is […]

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Ponder Pearls: Thought for the Day

Ponder Pearls: Thought for the Day

Last year I started writing for a great company called Ponders & Principles, which publishes a “Thought-A-Day” software program called Ponder Pearls, and I’d like to offer all of my blog readers a free Ponder Pearls subscription.  Ponder Pearls can be installed on any personal computer, and each day positive, entertaining and inspiring thoughts are delivered to you via a small window that pops up on […]

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Three Keys to Successfully Using Written Testimonials

Three Keys to Successfully Using Written Testimonials

We know what a powerful tool testimonials can be when it comes to building credibility and generating new business (see last week’s blog on this topic), but it’s also very important to know how to successfully use testimonials and how to ask for them. First off, there are three keys to successfully using written testimonials: 1) Ask for testimonials at every opportunity. 2) Guide the […]

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