Networking Skills

We can’t actually be 3D visual at the moment.

Our ‘visibility’ can only be done through the screen, the phone or podcasts. My heart yearns for physical gatherings which hopefully will be reintroduced into our lives sometime this year. Sooner better than later. But in the meantime are you, like me, keeping in touch with past connections? Having those 1-2-1 virtual coffees? Are you writing articles, posts and blogs? Are you interviewing or being interviewed? Let me mention I …Read More

Practical and Powerful Networking Tips – 29

We work with thousands of delegates when we hold our workshops, seminars and conferences and can confidently that state more than 98% of people don’t like networking, find it uncomfortable, or if they don’t mind it, generally find the results disappointing. If you are in the professional and service sector most of your business comes from referrals, recommendations and introductions. That’s great; it shows you have a good name and …Read More

The future of networking?

It’s now nearly a year since we have had to network and present online. I fear we are going to continue the same way for the rest of this year and maybe beyond. At the start we were all prepared to accept “second best” as we thought it was just temporary. But now, the online way of working is here for the longer term, so second best will no longer …Read More

Practical and Powerful Networking Tips – 28

We work with thousands of delegates when we hold our workshops, seminars and conferences and can confidently that state more than 98% of people don’t like networking, find it uncomfortable, or if they don’t mind it, generally find the results disappointing. If you are in the professional and service sector most of your business comes from referrals, recommendations and introductions. That’s great; it shows you have a good name and …Read More

Social distancing is a nonsense, yes it really is. Why? Part 2.

So how do you answer the “What do YOU do?” question… Answer with a verb, not a noun Here are some examples I support companies like yours when…… I advise businesses like yours to…… I show my clients how to….. I develop peoples’ networking skills (that’s me) Many people start with the word ‘help’. I hear it so often I have decided I don’t like it; it’s too bland. Maybe …Read More

Social distancing is a nonsense, yes it really is. Why?

Social Distancing We have all been hearing this phrase since the virus appeared and a few weeks in I realised ‘they’ didn’t mean it. What ‘they’ really meant was physical distancing. “Stay 2 metres apart” has been the cry. But, in my view when we socially distance, we aren’t communicating! My theoryThere’s no business or career opportunities without networking. Why? Because networking is just communicating. And without communication how can …Read More

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