The "Networking Riffs" Chronicles

  • Rock Your Business Tip #2: How To Get Magnetic People To Notice You

    Sep 3, 2008

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    (Yes, I know it’s been a week without a post, but the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina were calling me out for an early Labor Day Weekend.  Good times.)

    Last Wednesday we talked about the importance of having “Magnets” as business contacts so that you would be …

  • Rock Your Business Tip #1: Choose Magnetic Contacts

    Aug 27, 2008

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    (Please read this the whole way through before you comment so you don’t think I’m telling you to ditch your friends.)

    How’s your business growing?  If it’s expanding by leaps and bounds, then “good on ya,” as Michael Martine is fond of saying.  If it isn’t – …

  • Confidence: The Networking Strategy That Works Every Time

    Jan 16, 2008

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    If you want to make people hungry to network with you, then you need to radiate professional-strength confidence right from your first impression. But confidence isn’t always easy to summon up, especially when you’re trying to network with those higher up on the food chain. So you want to make sure you use these 3 tips to banish those butterflies and approach those higher ups with a$$-kicking confidence. Pull up a chair; class is in session.

  • How To Build A Huge Network Without Traveling Anywhere

    Jan 11, 2008

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    One of the questions I get asked the most when it comes to networking is how I get to know so many people so quickly. I can tell you the primary reason: I don’t travel to anywhere to do my networking anymore. I do it all online, and …

  • How To Start Building Your Networking Plan

    Jan 10, 2008

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    Think of the person you most want to network with – you know, your dream contact, the top of your list. What are the odds that you’re just going to get a phone call from him/her out of the blue? I’ll tell you what the odds are – zero. As in not going to happen, not by itself. If you want to get on a first name basis with those A-Listers you have your eye on, you have to have a networking plan that you can take specific action on week after week. Here’s how to do it.

  • 5 Must-Have Skills For Million Dollar Networkers

    Jan 9, 2008

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    Are you short-changing your business by doing half-assed networking?

    Networking Giant Bob Burg once said that those who master networking “do the little things right, consistently.” Imagine someone describing you as a “networking giant,” because you’re doing the little things right, too. It’s time to make certain that you’re using the skills that will move you upward, so read on; class is in session.

  • Become A Master Networker By Changing These 3 Beliefs

    Jan 8, 2008

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    If you thnk that networking requires natural talent, tons of time and a grueling travel schedule, you’re missing out on a gold mine of opportunities to grow your business rapidly and shave years off of the time it takes you to achieve your financial goals. Let’s take a quick look at 3 core beliefs you may have that are costing you money every single day.