Networking Skills

Getting focused

Getting focusedI mentioned a day or so ago about “What I REALLY REALLY” want. I want you and other people around the world to have the opportunity to learn to network more effectively. As I only have so much time to present maybe you will be interested in learning by purchasing either my book, audio book or various CD’s and DVD’s.Today I was working in the studio with my friend …Read More

What do you want, what do you REALLY REALLY want?

…ah those Spice Girls from ‘the last century’!But seriously though. What is it you really want? I listened to a an Achievers Edge CD ( see April 30 2006 for the link) and Michael Howard, Chairman of Maris Interiors was asked how he had gone from very humble surroundings to the position he was in now. “Now” by the way is the owner of a company turning over £50m.His answer …Read More

When you teach you learn

When you got to business-related events I am always suggesting you do some preparation and planning first. You’d never attend a client or prospect meeting without doing so, would you? So before you go, be professional and Aim to get a guest list and do some researchSet yourself some goalsKnow here it is, parking etc.Know the format for the event and the timingsSort out your personal image And, it was …Read More

The Reward for one’s labours

If you don’t enjoy the pleasure of leisure, what’s the point of putting all that effort in.Now don’t get me wrong. I am an incurable workaholic. But there has to be a few moments to rest and ‘smell the roses’.We spend some of our leisure in the Yorkshire Dales, one of the best well-kept secrets in the UK. Don’t click on the link becuase you’ll like it so much you’ll …Read More

“You must run on super-power batteries, Kintish?”

This question was asked of me at the end of my 12th, yes 12th presentation in 6 days.“How do you do it asked one delegate, I mean let’s be honest, you’re no spring chicken?”It’s simple really. If you love what you do, believe you are making a positive difference to peoples’ lives and earn a good reward you don’t think of the effort you put in. Because what you get …Read More

It shouldn’t happen to a dog!

I write at the start of working day 4 after my holidays. In the last 3 days I have presented in Manchester three times Leicester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Sheffield. It shouldn’t happen to a dog. Early mornings and late nights. I have presented to delegates from the property, accountancy, investment management, legal, and Further Education College, communities. It’s been great fun, we’ve had lots of laughs and I hope lots …Read More

Good networkers can’t help themselves

I have just returned from holiday, rested and raring to go. But even on holiday, good networkers keep doing it…networking that is. I met CG on the plane who’d been on one of our seminars. We chatted and he’s quite happy for me to call him to explore ideas about more work. I met DS, one of my son’s friends who works for a large merchant bank. He too said …Read More

My email in-box has been invaded by

Simon Wharton who runs Virtuaffinity and David Thomas. Dave is the memory man and one of his claims to fame is being a guest on the Ophra Wimfrey show. The sad man can also remember 50 odd packs of cards. I know , I once sat there and watched him. It made watching paint dry so much fun!!Simon is a man who understands web-based marketing. Top man who I recommend …Read More

Network…simply to gain knowledge & Testimonials

I am a member of Pro-Manchester, a fantastic networking club for the professional and financial community of Manchester. Once a month they run an event which is pure magic for people interested in the past. Ken Moth of the Building Design Partnership takes us on a walk around Manchester. His knowledge of it’s history, buildings and hertitage seems limitless and he presents his talk in such a passionate and enthusiatic …Read More

People, generally, are really nice

I was guest speaker today at the Business Development conference of Hitachi Capital At lunch time Paul my friend who drove me down, fell and cut his head badly. I didn’t see it but by the time someone pointed it out there was a delegate who was an experienced first -aider sorting it out. The hotel called the hospital and everything was under control. Mind you Paul ended with 5 …Read More

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