In this video, Michael Mayer, an esteemed worldwide business networking expert from Austria, gives an excellent example that teaches why it is so important to be specific when introducing your business to others at networking meetings and events.
Watch the video and find out what to say and what not to say when introducing your business in order to get great results from your networking efforts.
On a side note, you’ll also be surprised at what a powerful tool the image of pink socks can be in helping you to remember that specificity is key . . . I’ve never given much thought to pink socks–in fact, I’ve never really thought about them at all–but now I think about them absolutely every time I think about being specific!
What do you think about the point Michael makes in this video? Does it help you think of ways you can improve the way you introduce your own business to other people? Come back and leave a comment . . .
In this video, Networking expert Charlie Lawson talks with me about the Networking Disconnect which commonly hinders the success of many who attend networking events and mixers.
Charlie explains that the Disconnect can be avoided all together by following one simple rule that will get your networking approach and intent geared in the right direction. I’ll give you a hint–it involves big fish and coffee. 😉
After watching the video, come back and comment about your experience(s) with the Networking Disconnect (trust me, we’ve all had some experience with it) and what you think about the advice Charlie offers in the video . . . looking forward to hearing from you!
The simple fact is, if you want to get good at networking you need to get good at remembering people’s names. However, we all know that’s much easier said than done . . .
Niiraj Shah, one of the world’s leading experts on business networking started off years ago going to networking events and struggling to remember any given person’s name minutes after he’d met them. He knew he needed to so something to change this if he wanted to become a successful networker so after giving it a significant amount of thought, he came up with an extremely effective 3-step process that has forever solved the problem he had with remembering names.
Watch this video where Niiraj shares his simple, 3-step secret to remembering people’s names. Then, try it out and come back and leave a comment to let us know what kind of results you ended up with . . . my guess is you’ll be extremely impressed with how well this works!
When it comes to networking, we’ve all unfortunately encountered people who believe that the simple act of meeting another person entitles them to ask that other person to share their contacts with them in order to try to drum up more referrals.
In this video, Susan RoAne, my good friend and an international networking expert who consistently puts out some of the most outstanding content on networking around, explains why anybody who believes that networking is an “entitlement program” (i.e., the type of people who meet you once and think you should share your contacts with them) is completely off track and will never get any referrals while operating under that perception.
Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of networking is getting the conversation started and really engaging people so they are genuinely interested in talking and networking with you.
In this short video, Penny Georgevich explains how to effectively connect with people by using the G.A.I.N.S. (Goals, Accomplishments, Interests, Networks, Skills) Exchange (also referred to as the G.A.I.N.S. Profile)–particularly when it comes to the are of “Interests.”
If you’ve used the G.A.I.N.S. Exchange as a tactic when networking, please share your experience with it in the comments section–how effective did you find it to be?
Last month, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Frederick Marcoux, one of Australia’s foremost experts on building business through referral marketing.
I have known Frederick for years and one of the things I’ve always admired about him is that he has always exuded a remarkably positive attitude, regardless of any given circumstance or challenging situation that may arise. I was mentioning this to Frederick and he smiled (of course–what else would you expect from an endlessly positive person?) and explained his belief in the concept that “you are what you attract.”
In this video, Frederick and I discuss how your attitude, whether it be positive or negative, can have a very real impact on the results you get from your networking efforts.
After watching this short video, please leave a comment–what have you experienced in regard to the impact attitude has on networking?
I’m excited to extend a very special opportunity to all BusinessNetworking.com blog readers to attend a FREE webinar that I am hosting on October 28th which will feature my good friend, renowned business expert and author of The E-Myth, Michael E. Gerber.
To get full details on the webinar, CLICK HERE and watch the short video where Michael and I explain the invaluable business insight you’ll gain by attending the event–it will undoubtedly help you to build your brand and grow your business.
Space for the free webinar is limited so, after watching the video, be sure to CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the October 28th event and reserve your spot–I’m looking forward to having you join us!
In this video, I’m talking with my good friend JT Foxx about his ideas on making connections with the wealthy and how to effectively get them to take notice of your business.
JT has some great advice when it comes to the art of networking with extremely successful people who can often be very difficult to network and connect with, and I can say from my own observations of JT’s networking tactics that he certainly walks the walk and has proven time and again how effective his approach really is.
If you like what you hear in the video, be sure to check out JT’s website (www.MegaPartnering4.com) which offers all the details about JT’s upcoming October 2011 event Mega Partnering 4. This event in Chicago is one of the top, large-scale networking events in the world and brings together some of the most successful people from across the globe to build relationships.
So, what do you think of JT’s ideas? Have you had success networking with in-demand, successful, hard-to-connect-with people using JT’s tactics or other networking tactics? I’d love to hear your comments . . .
Last week, I posted a video of me accepting an award at Citrus College (click here to view that video and the accompanying blog post), a community college in Southern California, and in the video I mention that one of the best professors I ever had throughout my ten-year college education was one of my professors at Citrus College.
In the video above, I talk about this particular professor, Dr. Shirey, and I explain why and how he impacted my life in a positive way.
I think it’s really important to recognize the people who have made a difference in our lives and acknowledge and understand what it is that they did (or do) that has positively impacted us because it can sometimes help us gain clarity about ourselves as individuals when it comes to the focus of our values and ambitions.
Robert Louis Stevenson said, “Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” I firmly believe that the teachers, educators, mentors, and other stand-out people who make a difference in our lives play a huge part in helping us to get from where we began to where we want to go and if there is someone who impacted you in a way that helped you get where you are today, share your story/stories in the comments section and give a shout out to those who’ve helped you!
Just last month, I had the honor of being given the Citrus College Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, along with another fellow alumni recipient, Daniel Parks.
In this video of my acceptance speech, I talk about a concept that means a lot to me . . . where you come fromdoes not determine where you go; what you do determines where you go. I am living proof of that this concept is true.
Do you have a personal story of triumph which demonstrates that success can be attained regardless of one’s starting point? If so, I would really love to hear it! Please leave a comment and tell me about it . . .
Someone I met recently used an expression that I got a big kick out of yet it really resonated with me at the same time. Talking about a networker she knew, she said to me, “The guy is a Networking Vampire!”
Watch this video to find out what exactly a “Networking Vampire” is and then come back and weigh in on how to spot them (they can often be very elusive–do you have a trick/strategy for discovering them?) and what to do about them once you identify them.
Also, if you have any interesting stories about experiences you’ve had with Networking Vampires, share them in the comment section . . . ve vant to hear dem! Bwah-ahh-aahh-aaahhh-aaaahhhh!! 😉