Tag Archives: building relationships

Turn Social Situations into Business Relationships

Business happens at the speed of trust and, if there is no trust, no value, no genuine connection, or no synergy, all the dinners, ball games, and golf outings in the world aren’t going to change those relationships.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Network

Networking is a lifestyle. It should really have no on and off switch. By thinking like a networker, you’re always in the business of connecting people and solving problems. There are worse ways to spend a day!

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Attitude and Effort

When it comes down to it, there are really two things in life that you have complete control over – your attitude and effort. Whether it’s fielding ground balls, helping a child with their reading, a marketing approach, customer service, sales, or training for a big fight, attitude and effort are everything.

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Even More “New” Rules of Networking

Over the last two weeks, I’ve been discussing networking and the rules (in my mind anyway) that “govern” your networking activities at cocktail parties, chamber mixers, alumni meetings, golf outings, networking groups, service clubs, associations, conferences, and conventions. Here are five more rules to add to your collection. Inflate wisely!

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8 “Knock Out” Branding Ideas

It’s Thursday morning and I’m in my seventh airport this week. Only two more to go! Airports, that is. This either means I’m traveling too much or I need a new travel agent. Anyway, as I sip my coffee and look around the gate, I suddenly realize I’m relaxed. (Something I’m not used to.) I’m […]

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What is Your Networking Attitude?

A friend of mine booked me to speak at his networking group. In doing so, he was nice enough to introduce me to his counterpart who runs the group (there are many of them) based local to me. Hey, it was the networking thing to do! An introductory email was sent to all parties and […]

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