One-to-one calls and Zooms are the best (only!) way to develop substantive relationships that can lead to introductions. Don’t ignore the impact of having an individual conversation. It’s where the networking REALLY happens! And meet Debra Dixon-Anderson, President of Light of Gold PR.
Networking is all about members helping members. Here’s how: Introductions to potential clients Introductions to referral sources Introductions to people that have the same hobby Provide subject matter expertise Discounts Cross-blogging opportunities Partner on projects Have vetted business resources to recommend Marketing intelligence None of this happens fast. Relationships must be built and it takes […]
Networking is networking is networking is networking. Except when it’s not. It’s not networking when you connect and immediately, not 20 seconds in, pitch your product or service. It’s not networking when you engage in a little networking one-on-one and you have not a single question, nor a single line of talk, about anything other […]
More than ever, networking has become an essential skill for every business person. Taking the time to meet others in your industry and discover ways to help them and how they can help you can be both rewarding and lucrative. Unfortunately, not everyone has learned how to network effectively, and yes, many out there are […]
On 3/24 at 5PM, join The Pitch Girl, Laura Allen, as she teaches you the hard and fast “rules” (yes, rules) on how to effectively pitch your business to networking contacts, prospective clients, media outlets and anyone else that needs and WANTS to know who you are! Laura is fast, fun, and pulls no punches. […]
I was recently hired to run a program about networking and here’s what the participants told me were their top 3 take-aways: Being PROACTIVE is key. If you are waiting for someone to ask you for an introduction, you’re not really networking. Doing proactive introductions should be part of your networking DNA and will help […]
We’re seeing a lot of posts about good riddance to 2020. This isn’t one of them. This is not a look back at 2020, but a seriously important and seemingly obvious message for 2021 – networking must be reciprocal. MUST be. I don’t mean tit for tat. I’m not that petty. I do mean you […]