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How to move on after the conversation ends…

Often the hardest part when attending events, social or business. You can either ‘dump’ or ‘park’ them.When you realise it’s time to move , so do they. You’re both thinking the same thing as the pauses become more pregnant “How the heck to I get out of here without being rude. Dumping. This means you use the drink, toilet or any other reason to move away.But I feel  the underlying  …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #6

INTRODUCTIONS 6. To my level 2 connection Dear XXX You’ll see XXX has sent you an introduction, as I’d like to start to build a business relationship with you to our mutual benefit. In very simple terms, I show people how to become confident and effective networkers. I take delegates through a step-by-step process in how to work a room and follow up afterwards in a professional and confident manner. …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #5

INTRODUCTIONS 5. To my level 1 connection Dear XXX In the spirit of networking, I would love an introduction to XXX (I DON’T NORMALLY SEND THE NEXT SENTENCE AS I WILL GENERALLY HAVE ESTABLISHED THE RELATIONSHIP BEFORE USING THE LINKEDIN INTRODUCTION SYSTEM) I obviously don’t know how well you know this person so if for whatever reason you are unable to send this across, don’t worry, we won’t fall out! …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #4

4. When I decline an invitation   (I ONLY DO THIS WHEN I GET A PERSONAL MESSAGE. IF IT JUST A DEFAULT ONE –LINER I PRESS THE IGNORE BUTTON AND SOMETIMES REPORT AS SPAM OR SAY I DO NOT KNOW THIS PERSON)   Thank you for your kind invitation to your network.   Please do not be upset but at this moment I am unable to accept as I don’t …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #3

When I query an invitation Thank you for inviting me to link in to your network. Please forgive me and my memory; remind me where we have met or how you know me. If you had a photo it may have made it much easier for me!! You may say “Will Kintish’ are you losing it?” Well maybe I am but again I ask for forgiveness as in my role …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #2

2. When someone accepts your invitation Thank you for accepting my invitation to be part of your network. Now we’re ‘linked in’ don’t forget to look around my many contacts. Where it is appropriate and the timing is right I will delighted to broker an introduction. Kintish Business Networking Skills Group http://bit.ly/9ErRXS When you join this group I plan to send you lots of free information including discounts on public …Read More

6 Useful and Courteous Messages: #1

1. When you accept an invitation Good to hear from you and thank you for your invitation to become part of your network. Now we’re ‘linked in’ take a moment to look around my contacts. . If there is anyone to you’d like an introduction to (and if I am able and the timing is right) I will broker the connection for you.   IF YOU HAVE A GROUP –SIMILAR …Read More

“Say thank you, please.”

From the day we started to talk we were all told to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. Good manners is good business even as we grow into adulthood. When is it appropriate to say ‘thank you’? 1 When we get new work from a new or existing client 2 When our suppliers exceed our expectations 3 When a colleague helps out or goes the extra mile 4 When we receive …Read More

Become A World-Class Networker Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

We all know that when we do it right networking is the most effective way of creating new business opportunities. However, does your networking help you: Gain new business and build stronger relationships Source vital market intelligence and useful information Improve you and your businesses visibility Build partnerships, alliances and joint ventures Whether you are an experienced networker or a novice looking to go networking for the first time, this …Read More

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