networking strategies

Networking is about making connections.  The more quality connections you make, the better for your business. But making connections is a skill that some people find challenging.  Fortunately, it's also a skill that can be learned.  And not only that -- if you can just eliminate the biggest mistake people make, you'll improve your results significantly, ...and fast.

Are you networking online?  If you're not, you're missing out on a wealth of opportunities.  Read on for a few tips on how to get started.
 

Are you networking as a strategy to grow your business?  Is your focus on constantly looking for more prospects?  If you're wearing yourself out attending scores of networking events and still have very little to show for it.
 
It's time to try something else.
 
A good way to get started is by learning from your mistakes...
 

Is your networking... NOT working?  Are you attending plenty of events, both social and the typical business events, but just don't seem to get much of a response or make solid contacts - you know, those connections that lead to referrals & prospects showing interest in what you do?  

Ever wonder what to say when people ask "What do you do?"  If your answer lacks the "WOW" factor you've most likely lost business.  Way back, when I was new to networking, I created quite a few duds of my own.

Are you tired of the roller coaster ride, at least when it comes to your business? Are you frustrated with doing nicely one month and being desperate for cash flow the next? If you want to beat that feast- famine cycle that many entrepreneurs experience there are some simple things you can do that will definitely smooth the ride.

Network Everywhere, Ever Day

Remember… Networking isn’t selling or promoting your products or services!  It’s just about making connections. So don't limit yourself to just traditional networking venues and occasions.  You can make connections everywhere you go, just as long as there are other people around.

Do you find networking difficult or stressful? If so, you're not alone. If the truth be told many business owners tolerate or dislike networking because they find it challenging or just fed up with minimal results - even many of those who seem naturally good at it.

And there's a reason for that - if you consider how most people approach networking, it's not surprising they find it less than fulfilling.

I'm in sunny San Diego right now for a meeting with my marketing mastermind group. I can't wait to learn more about the newest ... and latest... marketing strategies - what's working right now! That's how I keep up to date! And of course, I also look forward to sharing some of that information with you.

As I type this, I'm looking out my window at the palm trees (when I squint a bit, I can see a sliver of ocean). And I think back to my flight - and a really interesting lesson...