Building Relationships

Networking…what a terrible idea, you wouldn’t catch me doing it!

The word network often strikes fear and dread into people or they immediately have strong negative thoughts about it. Manipulative, scheming, selling are just 3 words associated with this all-important activity. The irony is we all network from the time we start to talk. My view, it is simply building relationships; either new ones or reinforcing existing ones. “I’m going networking once this week” implies you’re going to spend the …Read More

Getting to Grips with PING

If you are entering the social media world for promoting your business, a simple way of getting your message out there is to edit ‘status updates’ frequently – daily, hourly, whichever. But isn’t it a pain updating all of them? Ping.fm is a fantastic tool to just type what’s on your mind once, it will then post this out to all the social networks you are part of. Go to …Read More

Business networking skills

An insightful extract of a newsletter by Jim Wigg. Check him out here. He’s one of the good guys! Happy Ears Clear blue skies, glorious sunshine, burnt orange leaves, golden brown ferns and not a breath of wind – what an amazing weekend we picked to be in the Lake District with my mum (although Sandra, my wife, will tell you in that smug way “it’s always sunny when I’m …Read More

Think business networking, think business sales and development

‘I work in an office, I don’t need to network’ ‘I’m only an internal person,I don’t need to network’ ‘I work on reception,I don’t network.’The truth is we have all been networking since we started talking. It’s simply building new or building on exisiting relationships.Using the three sentences above when people in different departments start to get to know and like each other, trust eventually is formed.They start to share …Read More

“Come on now, name names!”

Thousands of people go networking and a key reason is to get others who know like and trust them to refer others. But these people don’t make it easy for others to help them.‘I am looking for new clients; do you know anyone is not happy with their accountants?’‘I am looking for any businesses within 25 miles from here who need a sign writer.’I don’t know about you but if …Read More

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