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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 3 of 8

So, what is the main take away here? Stop using the elevator pitch to start conversations and especially stop using it to artificially build a connection with the other person. Should you actually forget your elevator pitch? Probably not. However, you will probably want to pull back and only let it loose when it is obvious the situation is getting to that point. Continue reading

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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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Business Networking Events- Elusive Results Part 1 of 8

Pull up your contact list in your phone. Call out the names of people you keep in touch with on a semi-regular basis that you met at a business networking event. Some lists might be long, but I presume most will not. Why is that? Got a clue? 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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