Digital Supply Chain

by Penny Power on May 7, 2013 · 0 comments

Side view of a young boy using laptop isolated on white backgrouRecently I made a pretty ground breaking decision which was a moment of realisation for me. I decided that I couldn’t do business with suppliers or colleagues, collaborate or belong to Discussion Groups unless the people I was connecting with we’re digitally savvy and could respond to email, Calendar Invitations and open documents fast. Of course, I have to accept that clients are not digitally savvy at all times, that is my marketplace.

My life now leads me into many exciting projects to help the digital economy, to grow the skills within the digital supply chain between companies and people. My love is Community building and helping people to become great Digital Citizens and sometime Great Digital LeadORS. I do this through the The Digital Business Campaign www.digitalbusinessbritain.com wotking with Digital Youth Academy, Frontier and leadORS. [click to continue…]

open networking 2What exactly is a networking strategy and why do you need one? Why can’t you just show up to networking events and win bucket-loads of business?

A business networking strategy is essentially a marketing plan for your networking efforts. Like any good marketing plan it describes who you want to meet, how you’re going to meet them, how you’re going to help them and what you’re going to say/do when you get in front of them. [click to continue…]

Who Is Buying While You Are Networking?

by Rob Brown on March 6, 2013 · 0 comments

oppertunityIt’s funny how most people go networking with a view to selling what they do, while few people go to buy. Yet there must be somebody buying, else none of us would have anyone to sell to!

As somebody who coaches, writes about and speaks on profitable business networking all over the world, the biggest challenge my clients have is creating tangible return on investment (ROI) from their considerable networking efforts. Most people can now ‘work a room’ and talk about what they do. With the many networking organisations, groups and clubs throughout the world, everybody has somewhere to network. With the explosion of social media and online networking platforms, there is no excuse not to have a conversation. [click to continue…]

Digital Skills and Mindset

by Penny Power on December 31, 2012 · 0 comments

group 3 (276x183)Could 2013 be the year you monetise your online brand?

I cannot believe that 2013 will mark my 15th year of being committed to providing Digital Skills to business.  The journey has been fast, exhilarating and has taught me the power of tenacity, choice and how to work with open minds.  I have chosen not to work with closed ones!  That is another story. [click to continue…]

What Impact Does a Nation’s Culture Have on the Growth of Networking?

April 10, 2012

Last year I visited Vietnam to speak at two events about networking and why it is so important. In preparation for my talks I asked Vietnamese business owners and expats based there for their views on Vietnamese networking culture and how it compares to the way we network in the West. Whenever I speak overseas I am told that the culture in the country I am visiting is different to the UK and, importantly, is less well developed. Swedes tell me they are shy, Romanians told me they are less willing to share ideas, contacts or advice. The Vietnamese told [...]

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21 Reasons

April 5, 2012

After the news from the wonderful and revered Dr Ivan Misner that he’s in the early stages of prostate cancer, it got me thinking how important our health is in business. Ivan will make a full and complete recovery. He’s in great shape, he looks after himself, and I suspect he has a work schedule that would exhaust most people his age. Is that an accident?

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What can we teach youths about Networking Offline (and online)?

January 16, 2012

Over the last 14 years of owning my own business I would say I have been through a process of being an Accidental Entrepreneur and an Apprentice Networker. The Accidental Entrepreneur was literally as it sounds. I wasn’t seeking to be a business person nor an ‘entrepreneur’, I purely created a network of people like me and due to being so early in the market for this I grew, with Thomas Power, a global community, Ecademy. That forced me kicking and screaming into the responsibilities of risk, cash flow, innovation and fear, plus friendships, ideas, creativity and joy!

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The entrepreneur’s guide to profitable Christmas business networking

December 16, 2011

If only business owners enjoyed December as much as their staff. For many it is a month of winding down, social gatherings and Christmas parties but many see it as an interruption to business. They worry too much about the month’s distractions – the weather, risk of falling behind on sales and marketing, absences of staff taking extended holidays, and it being an awkward time of year to rake in new business. Or is it?

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