Hard to Make Decision???

Ever wonder how to decide what to do next off the to do list? Here is the process I often use.
This video is for the participants of the Ignite Your Business Program, though I wanted to share this video with you all!

Networking Nugget #6: Arrive Early

number-6There are 19 Networking Nuggets that I share in the 4 ½ Networking Mistakes.
This week’s blog explores one of those nuggets…
Good luck as you work towards becoming a master networker.


By being among the first people to arrive to a networking event, you can skip potentially uncomfortable entrances and discover a couple of hidden benefits.

Let the room fill around you
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Networking Nugget #5: Tag-Team Networking

There are 19 Networking Nuggets that I share in the 4 ½ Networking Mistakes.
This week’s blog explores one of those nuggets…
Good luck as you work towards becoming a master networker.

number-5Networking Nugget #5: Tag-Team Networking
By Tom Fleming, BNI Executive Director & Referral Institute Trainer in West Central Florida

Dwight Davies and Bob Roberts often attend networking events together. Dwight runs a local marketing consulting firm and Bob is a prominent realtor in the area.  At one event, Dwight recognized a woman from the law firm of Smith, Bernstein & Kawolski from the advertising her firm does in the community.  This particular firm has a great reputation around town as really taking care of its clients, of keeping their best interests at heart.  Continue reading

Networking Nugget #3: Create a Goal

number-3There are 19 Networking Nuggets that I share in the 4 ½ Networking Mistakes.
This week’s blog explores one of those nuggets…
Good luck as you work towards becoming a master networker.

 

Networking Nugget # 3: Create a Goal

Oftentimes, people at networking events turn their focus to distractions, like: “How much longer do I have to stay?” “Where is the food?” and “Where is the bar?” Whereas if you walk in knowing exactly how many and what type of people you want to meet, you can leave once the goal is accomplished.

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Networking Nugget #4: Act Like a Host

number-4There are 19 Networking Nuggets that I share in the 4 ½ Networking Mistakes.

I would consider myself to be a masterful networker; at the same time, I am an introvert. Walking into a room packed with 50 to 100 people is enough to have those nerves come out! We know we need to network, and can often feel overwhelmed, uncomfortable, and confused as to where to start. Yet, inside that room may be the ideal referral partner, rewarding client, or the perfect solution to a pressing problem.
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Networking Nugget #2: Have Your Networking Tools with You at All Times

Another Networking Nugget from 4 1/2 Networking Mistakes:

Networking Nugget #2: Have Your Networking Tools with You at All Times

number-2This networking nugget, along with a few to follow, is inspired by the “10 Commandments of Networking a Mixer”. I first experienced these 10 commandments in 2006, while a student at the Certified Networker® Program offered by the Referral Institute®. These commandments were created by Dr. Ivan Misner and can be found in their entirety in “The World’s Best Known Marketing Secret,”

There are a few tools you always want to have with you to most productively work a networking event. These include: Continue reading

Networking Nugget #1

There are 19 Networking Nuggets that I share in the 4 ½ Networking Mistakes.
This week’s blog explores one of those nuggets…
Good luck as you work towards becoming a master networker.

Networking Nugget #1: Pick the Right Networking Event

number-1Networking events are like ice cream: they all are made up of the same basic ingredients and have the same texture, even though each group and event has its own flavor. Before you begin networking, you need to determine where you will find events that are the right events for you. Continue reading

Asking for Referrals

As you read this, you might think, of course, that’s so simple. And untitled-design-2while this is a simple technique, it is one that most people do not do.
If you want more referrals, simply ASK!

Most people do not ask because they are afraid of hearing the word NO when they make their request. If you are asking for referrals, and you get a “no,” then you are probably asking incorrectly.

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“What’s your Preference?” with Ocala CEP

“What’s your Preference?” from TBBO