Networking Tips

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent – 10 possible networking regrets. (part 5)

It is said when we indulge in quiet reflection we more often regret actions we haven’t taken opposed to things we have done. When it comes to networking there are certain moments when perhaps you and I should have taken that extra step but didn’t. Here are some thoughts to ensure the next time you pull out …you don’t! Bear this in mind the next time you don’t Approach someone …Read More

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent – 10 possible networking regrets. (part 4)

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent- 10 possible networking regrets. It is said when we indulge in quiet reflection we more often regret actions we haven’t taken opposed to things we have done. When it comes to networking there are certain moments when perhaps you and I should have taken that extra step but didn’t. Here are some thoughts to ensure the next time you pull out …you don’t! Bear …Read More

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent – 10 possible networking regrets. (part 3)

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent- 10 possible networking regrets. It is said when we indulge in quiet reflection we more often regret actions we haven’t taken opposed to things we have done. When it comes to networking there are certain moments when perhaps you and I should have taken that extra step but didn’t. Here are some thoughts to ensure the next time you pull out …you don’t! Bear …Read More

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent – 10 possible networking regrets. (part 2)

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent- 10 possible networking regrets. It is said when we indulge in quiet reflection we more often regret actions we haven’t taken opposed to things we have done. When it comes to networking there are certain moments when perhaps you and I should have taken that extra step but didn’t. Here are some thoughts to ensure the next time you pull out …you don’t! Bear …Read More

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent – 10 possible networking regrets. (part 1)

Fear is temporary; regret is permanent- 10 possible networking regrets. It is said when we indulge in quiet reflection we more often regret actions we haven’t taken opposed to things we have done. When it comes to networking there are certain moments when perhaps you and I should have taken that extra step but didn’t. Here are some thoughts to ensure the next time you pull out …you don’t! Bear …Read More

What do I say to a complete stranger at a business event?

The best opening line when breaking the ice is to find something in common with that stranger at the event. Start with ‘Please may I join you?’ or ‘Please may I introduce myself?’ Exchange names then ask one of these: “Where have you travelled from?” “How was your journey here?” “What are you hoping to gain from this event?” “Who is your host for this event?” “Have you been to …Read More

Fear is temporary!

Bear this in mind the next time you don’t 1 Approach someone on their own and ask an ice-breaker 2 Approach an ‘open’ group to meet more than one 3 Move on from a group where you have no interest 4 Ask that next probing question to see if your services might match their needs 5 Ask about the relationship with their existing advisors 6 Ask for their card, the …Read More

Hooligan Habits!

The 10 unsavoury behaviours of the networking hooligan This is the rude, disrespectful ignorant networker. He generally attends events and generally upsets lots of people. What does he do to create this unhappy situation? Women generally are much nicer and tend to behave in a more courteous friendly way. Here are 10 disgusting behaviours: He doesn’t understand the rules of space, stands too close and for those with claustrophobia is …Read More

Take your networking seriously!

When you treat your attendance at business events as seriously as you would everyday business meetings, I believe you will have lots more fun and gain far more opportunities as a result. Surely you would never meet a client or a professional contact or in fact attend any serious business gathering without  some planning and preparation?   No. So why just roll up at a gathering, conference or any business encounter …Read More

How NOT to host a seminar…

10 crimes committed by my hosts: How NOT to host a seminar! I recently attended a breakfast meeting organised by a professional services firm and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not, one might think, for the best of reasons. So many things were wrong I just felt I had to share it with others to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes. Here is a list of what I thought WENT WRONG. …Read More

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