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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 2 of 8

How many contacts from an event ever really panned out in real business deals? Or, were there additional communications beyond a couple of email exchanges? Seriously? Your boss, or colleague, isn’t reading your mind here. Continue reading

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Your Personal Brand Follows Your Introductions- Part 1

The one idea to take away here is that introductions should not be a commodity. Guard them carefully they can help shape your brand identity. Continue reading

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Asking For An Introduction

Just as your personal brand can be built or lost on making the right introductions, it can be built or lost on asking for introductions that make sense. Smart networkers are always looking to increase the value of their investment. If they can help bring value to someone in their network, they will do it. If you have a legitimate reason to meet someone, don’t be afraid to seek this out. Continue reading

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Relationship Development Skills Require Practice Part 2

Be Authentic and Intentional
In order to be authentic and intentional you must start out fully engaged. One of the quickest things someone else will pick up on is if your mind is drifting elsewhere. When you speak with someone, look them in the eye, listen to what they are saying, and correspond with them. Do all of this without drifting away or glancing around the room to see who else is there. Continue reading

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