networking

Are your customers missing your flight?

by Sandra Hart on March 25, 2014 · 0 comments

Joined in businessWhat’s flying got to do with it?

I travelled to the UK recently for a couple of days BNI training with my team. As I was walking through London’s Heathrow Airport looking for the taxi driver who was due to pick us all up, an airline representative came up to me and asked me “Can I help you? Are you one of our customers?” [click to continue…]

business team standingI was working with a client recently and I came upon a recurring problem.

The client was a well-established, family run business with a large turnover and several different departments selling different products to different customers. To give them an idea of how being very specific about who your target market is, we were doing a who-would-be-your-dream-client exercise. [click to continue…]

10 Things the Best Networkers Do

by Rob Brown on March 4, 2014 · 0 comments

welcoming guestsGrowing your business by networking and referrals makes good sense. Pretty much all business is personal these days, and building trusted relationships that lead to recommendations and introductions is a good use of your time. Good networking is coachable. You can get better. And the best way to do that is to copy the great networkers. Here are 10 things you will always see the best networking doing…
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What do you do with business cards? Part 3

by Matt Bird on February 25, 2014 · 0 comments

What do you do with business cards_As I browsed around the shops in my local village I found myself lingering in the antiques shop admiring a rather beaten up and character filled twin pedestal desk. The desk now sits at the centre of my office upon which sits the latest computer, video camera and microphone. [click to continue…]

How many business cards do you aim to give? Part 2

February 11, 2014

As we gathered that sunny afternoon on the House of Lords terrace, we were treated to a fabulous cream tea and inspiring speeches. One of the guests must have just completed an ‘accelerated networking’ course or was taking networking steroids…

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How to prevent social media burnout

February 4, 2014

With its ‘always on’, 24/7 culture it is very easy to become so wrapped up in the world of social media that burnout is a very real risk that everyone participating runs. However, with a few simple changes to the way that we manage our online lives, we can avoid this pitfall and continue to enjoy the benefits for many years to come.

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Top 5 Networking No No’s

January 22, 2014

Networking works, but do you know how to work it? Here are some networking NO NO’s, check out the top 5 to make sure you don’t mess up your next networking event……

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What Do You Do V What You Are!

January 21, 2014

We never know who we will meet later today, tomorrow, next week etc – more importantly, we never know who will meet us!! It is a good idea to be prepared with a few alternative stock answers to the inevitable question asked…”so what do you do?”

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