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You get invited to a networking event, and what do you do the whole time; do you just stay in one corner, or worse, do you attend wearing only jeans and a t-shirt? Firstly, the reason you attend a networking event is because you "network" with other people, not muck in a corner, which defeats the purpose of other people meeting with you and vice-versa. Secondly, while you may idolize the latest young billionaires who attend events in just casual wear, you stand to lose nothing if you wear...
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You have a pain called "I need leads". on the internet we can find your pain relief. This is where many people explode their business. You with the right tools and know how you can reach laser targeted leads that are looking for you, not running from you. Read on for some good discussion about the kind of leads that make you money and give you time freedom.
The need for aspiring young business men/women to seek and share knowledge is more vital than ever before. With the unprecedented challenges of today's economic environment, there are no excuses for not maximizing every opportunity to strengthen their business operational and strategic direction in this ultra-competitive market. Their knowledge needs to include not only what exactly is happening at the moment and what will - or may - happen in the future, but it also must include the ability and resources to lead their businesses through such events and circumstances.
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Kevin Kelly is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, sales, creativity and personal excellence. Over the past two decades, he has keynoted at events around the world including the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the US. You can visit him at How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it's important?Kevin Kelly: From my perspective effective networking is an organic phenomenen and happens at an energetic level.Josh: Can you share a few ideas that someone can put into practice which
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would help them to improve their business networking skills?Kevin Kelly: Believe it or not I am not an advocate of just knocking on more doors - Ibelieve the most effective networking strategy is to work on yourself.Stanford Business School Advisory Committee asserts that self awareness is the key attribute that leaders should develop - I believe self awareness is the key to attracting an effective network into your life. The more you develop yourself, the more you begin to attract the right type of people into your network.Josh: How important has networking been in your own professional life. Can you share an example or two of how it has made a difference?Kevin Kelly: Network members arrive in various guises - sometimes as students! At the start of this decade I was approached by a person who wanted to write a book. After an energetic exchange he asked me what he could do for me. I declined his offer initially highlighting that I was happy to help. He persisted - I accepted his help. It transpires that Michael was one of the top website designers around having worked on developing the site for one of the first banks and magazines online. He brought my site from absolute obscurity to the top of the rankings for some keywords... at zero cost!Beware the student may be the teacher!- Yours in networking success, Josh Hinds(Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter)*brought to you by
The discussion of who is your ideal client and how do you define the right customers for the success of your business is an important topic. One of the specific reasons this definition will have such an impact on the ultimate success of your business is it will begin to drive everything else you do. This definition will help to determine your marketing strategy all the way to how and where you network.
We have been hearing about people who have been laid off from their jobs or choosing to change their careers. Who do you turn to when everyone you have known was at your previous job? Or what if you raised your children as a stay-at-home parent and now you are looking for a volunteer opportunity or are re-entering the workforce?
Dave Scott is the CEO and Founder of Marketfish, creator of innovative list marketing technology. Prior to founding this technology start-up, Dave served as vice president of global marketing and strategy at Intermec, Inc. (NYSE:IN), where he was named “CMO of the Year” in 2006. Scott also served as the vice president of marketing and strategy for the global services division of PeopleSoft, Inc., which was acquired by Oracle.Josh Hinds: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it's important? Dave Scott: To me, business networking is another way to say “word of m
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outh” marketing. It’s a way to promote your services or what you do to others within your network, or circle of acquaintances. It’s the oldest form of marketing and the most reliable. First of all, the return on investment (ROI) is great because all it costs is your time. Second, no one can sell the value of the business better than you. Josh Hinds: Can you give a few ideas that someone could put into practice which would help them to improve their business networking skills? Dave Scott: Get out there and mingle. Every event you attend, from a networking event to a happy hour, has the opportunity to bring you business. I’ve found leads in the weirdest of places – alumni events, Cub Scout dinners, even the gym. Josh Hinds: Based on your experiences, which places and activities have you found best for meeting new people and expanding your professional network (either online or offline)? Dave Scott: The most important thing to realize is that, even if you don’t yet have the budget for a huge annual convention or trade show, there are still many great networking opportunities. Your local networking opportunities provide a perfect opportunity for finding clients and business partners right in your area. In Seattle, we have a Seattle Direct Marketing Association. This is a perfect place to get in touch with my target customer without having to weather a huge annual convention or trade show. Online opportunities provide equally great networking opportunities for businesses of all stripes. LinkedIn has many professional groups who have interesting discussions about your industry, as do Facebook and Yahoo Groups. Just dive in!Josh Hinds: Can you share a personal networking success story with us? Dave Scott: I belong in Rotary, the ultimate in business networking locations. At a meeting I sat next to a friendly gentlemen and started chatting about traveling, the weather, and service above self. When I explained that I wanted to start a company – Marketfish – he revealed that he was an angel investor and startup lawyer. It’s been a beautiful marriage ever since.- Yours in networking success, Josh Hinds(Connect with me on Facebook or Twitter)*brought to you by