Tag Archives: business connections

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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How Do I Handle Awkward Business Networking Moments?

I just got asked this question at a firm I was speaking at by a financial advisor. It would have been awkward if I didn’t have a good answer. I shared my most awkward business networking moment as part of my response.

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Video – Stay In Touch With Those You Like – Business Networking

In this episode of 3 Minute Rounds, I’ll give you some pointers for how to stay in touch when meeting someone you like at a business networking event (’cause you probably don’t care if you stay in touch with someone you don’t like!).

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6 Ways to Make Real Business Connections on LinkedIn

I delivered a talk on making business connections not too long ago through the Department of Labor. The program was called, “How to Network and Generate More Referrals.” The audience was a couple of hundred job searchers – those that had been upsized, downsized, right sized, left sized, and super-sized. A man in his early […]

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2016 Year in Review

Say Goodbye to 2016. Here it is! The last 3 Minute Round of the year. The last blog is usually gut wrenching to write because although I’m usually very upbeat and optimistic about the future, it’s difficult to reflect on the past and not feel a little sad. I lost my mom in May so […]

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Why You Should Join a Business Networking Group

I “weigh in” on business networking groups. What they are, which ones to attend, and why go in the first place. I’ll also talk about how to deliver your message effectively — so that others understand the value you could provide them.

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Bad Business Networking

So, I said to him, “Here’s the problem. What you’re describing is not business networking. It’s selling. The focus is on the sale, not the relationship. It’s one of the major reasons why most advisors and agents fail at growing their business in the first place.”

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