Do You Want 3 Networking Secrets?

Do You Want to Know 3 Networking Secrets?Just what is networking and how can we make it work for our businesses?

Our business purpose for networking is to have a unique opportunity to meet and socialize with other “like-minded” and successful business owners and entrepreneurs as we…

–          Expand our circles of influence.

–          Give and receive referrals.

–          Gain visibility, credibility, and expert status at what we do.

–          Build Relationships.

–          Ask questions that help us understand what our ideal prospect is struggling with and congratulating them on their successes that they share.

This then is us getting to really know and understand our target audience even more.

  • In reality, networking is about making a difference in the lives of others

Making connections to further our sales success is what we do regularly as a business owner.

Want those 3 Networking Secrets?

1. As we network, we share our networking commercial (marketing message).

  • And, we get to know our audience and find if our commercial was a fit.
  • Helping us understand their wants and needs even better.

2. We become a more adept and a professional networker.

  • Our own confidence starts to build as we stand up to give our networking commercial.
  • Transforming the way we feel about ourselves and how others see us.
  • Which empowers us to be open to more opportunities.

3. We begin to more easily visit and identify better prospects.

  • Building more long-term client relationships, and
  • We learn how to help others by making referrals.

We can make networking more successful for our businesses by being…

–          Patient in cultivating opportunities – and finding our ideal prospects.

Then we have the start of an income producing system that we can use over and over, changing as we…

  • Become more successful as we set up a structure, and implement the winning steps, for our networking activities that require us:

–          To network at live in-person meetings on a regular basis with the hopes of new and meaningful contacts and opportunities.

–          Part of that system is having a routine that means that we will have contact with the people we met on a regular basis.

  • One that’s comfortable for us and our prospective client.
  • It can be a live coffee chat, by direct mail, e-mail, telephone, Social Media, or even a fax.

–        And, we can establish a pattern of providing referrals to others.

I have heard it said over and over…‘We achieve our greatest successes through helping others’.  What do you think?

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4 thoughts on “Do You Want 3 Networking Secrets?

  • October 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm
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    What great timing for me! I was just sitting down talking to a friend about this very thing. I think networking needs to be approached as a connection building exercise. Too many people think it’s just about getting those business cards handed out to as many people as possible. Really it’s about finding out about people and developing relationships and your advice around being a regular makes perfect sense in that light. Thanks!
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    • October 19, 2013 at 8:31 am
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      Thanks Bonnie – It took me awhile to get in the routines and understand and networking can run more smoothly. So glad you enjoyed – 🙂

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  • October 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm
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    Hi Donna! Thanks for the info on networking. As a VA and an introvert, I need all the help I can get : ) “We achieve our greatest successes through helping others.” I love that.

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    • October 19, 2013 at 8:30 am
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      Thank you, Debbie – I am glad to be of help – so glad you stopped by 🙂

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