Tag Archives: networking opportunities

Business Networking Online

In this issue of 3 Minute Rounds, I discuss ways to effectively network online — and how online networking can support face-to-face business networking meetings. Your goals should be to join groups that are consistent with your marketplace.

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Overcoming Your Business Networking Fears

Business Networking! Everything to gain and nothing to fear. But fear prevents a lot of sales producers, including financial advisors, brokers, realtors, job searchers, and others from going to the right places, meeting the right people, and saying the right things.

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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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Creating a Practice with Little (or No) Natural Market

The financial services industry is highly dependent on using a recruit’s natural market to kick start their practice. This makes sense for a couple of reasons: One, if you are truly committed to this business, then sharing your knowledge with the people you care about is important. Two, if those same people care about you, and want you to be successful, they will be a terrific source of referrals.

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How to Be More Likeable

It’s important to have an understanding of why people like you and why you like them. By doing so, you have a much better chance of being more likeable and, therefore, making more and better connections. Pretty important if you’re a sales producer or business owner looking to grow a business.

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How to Beat the Competition in Business Networking

What if you’re at a networking event and you bump into someone that does what you do? Great question! Of course, if you’re a financial advisor, broker, rep, agent, or producer, and you go to an association meeting in your industry, you expect to bump into others in your profession. But usually at meetings like […]

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30 Networking “Nevers”

On October 29, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to hear the traditional songs he sang there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was invited to give a speech, Churchill stood before the students and said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. […]

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