Our eagerly anticipated pool party at Christina Shaw’s home (www.imwithshaw.com) was canceled due to rain, but our networking continued. Lunch in Christina’s kitchen, a thousand + laughs, lots of connecting, and awesome conversation made for an extremely pleasant afternoon. Nothing can stop us; certainly not a little rain!
People often tell me I’m someone who “knows everyone.” I’m flattered to hear this, of course, but it isn’t true. Not even close. Sometimes I even think this is an excuse to avoid introducing me to others, an easy escape since I know everyone and there are no more introductions or connections to make. It […]
Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to bond, build relationships, and enjoy learning about business opportunities. I have to believe that the members of Adrian’s Network fully get the concept, and don’t miss an opportunity to break bread and make new friends as well as grow existing relationships. If you’re reading this, […]
Small networking gatherings for breakfast, lunch or dinner can be an effective way to build relationships and develop leads and connections. When you meet with 4 or 6 people, the conversation flows easily, and the entire group can engage. It’s almost like having 5, one-to-one meetings, but without a vast expenditure of time. Try it. […]
In today’s highly competitive world, networking has become a critical skill for individuals looking to forge contacts, connections, and business referrals. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner, or an aspiring professional, building a strong network can significantly impact your business growth. Here are some practical tips and insights on how to establish valuable connections, […]
The following was written by Rob Intelisano, a long-time member of Adrian’s Network. Here’s what Rob has to say: 1. Adrian– need I say more! 2. International contacts for travel & business– for ex I met Alberto Zuppi (former Argentina Minister of Justice) at his A-net book signing (Yes, he signed one for me) and he took […]
Not all networking contacts become “real” friends, but when they do, it’s extra sweet. I recently had dinner with Barbara Feldman and learned more about A Nu Start (her business), and the explosive growth that she is enjoying right now. Barbara’s business was impacted by the pandemic, but she came back with a roar, and […]
There’s something very special about meeting in-person, sharing good food, drinking some wine, and getting down to business. That’s exactly what 9 members of Adrian’s Network did this week. Our regular gatherings are important, and serve to build stronger and more robust relationships.
The simple truth is there are some things you can do to get more substantive and positive outcomes from your networking endeavors. Play the game but play it right! And forget the cliché “givers get.” Not true. I know lots of givers that haven’t gotten anything ever. Instead: Develop a “real” relationship, not one based on BS and […]