Welcome to International Networking Week

Welcome to the third annual International Networking Week (Feb 2-6).

Now, more than ever, we need to ignore the doom-and-gloom headlines and focus on what we can do to promote our own business growth.

International Networking Week is about celebrating the key role that networking plays in the development and success of business around the world. It’s about creating an awareness of the process of networking.  Not just any kind of networking, but what I call “relationship networking,” an approach to doing business based on building long-term, successful relationships with people through the networking process.

Last year, International Networking Week was recognized by tens of thousands of people around the world, and it has garnered acknowledgements from several governmental agencies across the globe. It’s expected that the number of people participating in this year’s worldwide celebration of the week, through hundreds of large events and thousands of smaller events, will be double what it was in 2008.

If you belong to any networking groups, be sure to tell them that this is International Networking Week and let them know they can visit InternationalNetworkingWeek.com for more information.  Let’s join together in celebrating the things we can do do promote global prosperity, instead of worrying about the things we can’t control.

Watch this 10-minute video talking about International Networking Week 2009.  Share the video with anybody and everybody, and feel free to show it at your networking meetings during International Networking Week.

So what will you be doing to recognize International Networking Week?  Share it with us here–we’d love to hear about it.

4 thoughts on “Welcome to International Networking Week

  1. Thanks for sharing this announcement. I will share it as well. As a business and self development coach I work with my clients to help them build their networking skill and abilities to help them grow their businesses. I cannot stress enough the importance of networking in today’s market where more than ever before doing business based on building long-term, successful relationships with people is critical to the success of your business.

  2. Ivan –

    We are celebrating International Networking Week by having Bob Nicoll give ten presentations in the greater Houston area February 3 -5. We are also hosting a webinar, Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 PM CST for BNI members & guests. To register interested parties can go the the website; www1.gotomeeting.com/register/293609915

    Gail Stolzenburg
    Assistant Director
    Houston BNI West Region
    281 493 1955
    gail@freedomnow.net

  3. Hi Dr. Misner,

    We just wrapped up our first annual International Networking Week Educational Summit and Expo here in Atlanta with the help of our BNI CEO, Norm Dominguez, Don & Nancy Morgan of BNI Canada, and the master Netweaver himself, Bob Littell.

    I thought it went very well thanks to the efforts of many, but especially Cathy Rex and Anita York. We had it at The Georgia World Congress Center which should be big enough to handle the increase in 2010.

    This kind of initiative by BNI clearly distinguishes the organization as the world’s voice for business networking. What an awesome idea to do this event.

    Thanks.

    High Regards,
    Tom Doiron
    Atlanta

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