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
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
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
Some people sit in the office waiting for the phone to ring or rely on existing clients to bring business in. This is a reactive way to do business. Networking helps expand your network and allows you to reach out to new clients.
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
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
Many people, at networking events, answer the question “What do you do?” with their job title. This is not the most effective ways to tell some what you do. Answer the question with the mind set how you can help other people. For more networking tips and ideas visit www.kintish.co.uk
The key skill of the effective networker is the ability to ask relevant and intelligent questions. Conversations are made up of 2 areas; the small talk which builds relationships and rapport and discussions about peoples’ business and their careers. But before we delve into questioning techniques, let me highlight the other side of the communication scales. This of course is the listening side which is far far more difficult than …Read More
More examples of how not to approach business networking events. For more networking tips and ideas visit www.kintish.co.uk.