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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 #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 [...]
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 # 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. Which goals might you keep in [...]
There 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. […]
Another Networking Nugget from 4 1/2 Networking Mistakes: Networking Nugget #2: Have Your Networking Tools with You at All Times This 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 [...]
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 Networking 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. […]
We grew up hearing the saying “You get what you pay for” but more and more lately I hear people making purchases based solely (or mainly) on price... So next time you want to haggle over a price, just to haggle, first ask yourself is the price they are asking FAIR? Think hard!
Ever since I have have gotten a Mini Cooper, I am watching out for other Minis!!! They are an AWESOME car... it made me think about this older post! Growing up, we all played the Punch Buggie game – where anytime you spotted a VW Bug, you would call it and punch whoever was nearby. This game, depending on the part of the country you live in, has also been called Love Bug, Slug Bug and Beetle Bop. Last year on the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk, my brother reminded me of this fun game from our youth, and by [...]
December is drawing near, and everyone is rushing to get their corporate gifts ordered and their holiday cards personalized. Clients are calling & emailing, “Thread Art, can you help me come up with ideas for holiday gifts?” The answer: yes BUT, what are you hoping to accomplish with your gift? The responses are often client touches, thank yous, and top of mind awareness. December is the #1 month for corporate gifts and cards, so it makes sense to touch you clients as well, right? WRONG! If you send your gift in December, it will be competing against dozens of others; [...]