Ladies abandoned and saddened by their network



An advertising expert I know was recently dismissed by a “women only” network. Not refused renewal of her annual membership, it was actually terminated long before falling due, by email.  Could it get any worse?

This highlights one of the main concerns relating to “business networks”, the fact that there are unwritten or unpublished rules in some of them. This post will help you discover why rules are not made clear, what happened to “Celia” and what you can do to prevent being caught up in Continue reading

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Are Networkers confused about farming?



Is your Business Network fallow, fertilised or blooming ? I read this article and liked the way it explained why networking is compost for your business. Before you read that, what are three ways to check if your network has what it needs to produce a healthy crop? The top tip might help. Continue reading

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Do networkers really help their friends?



Top ten people to invite to your network.

This week is a departure from the usual style as I don’t usually do lists – out of the comfort zone I go again. Here, I highlight ten types of people you should tell that you network, why you might want to overcome your reticence to do so and a top tip you can try today.

These are people that I invite to my network to ensure that I’m not missing opportunities. There are 100’s of different people you could invite yet these are my top ten. Continue reading

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Do Networkers waste time making connections?



Are you using online networks to save time? Or are you wasting time because you don’t yet understand some of the features? Here’s one great way to make the best use of your time online.

A contact of mine recently went the long way around to introduce me to a valued connection. This post is about what he did, how time was Continue reading

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Networkers get passionate



You don’t have to network like crazy to get results. Some people don’t network because they don’t understand it, others are busy doing other things. Either way, you will get better results if you passionately believe in any networking you undertake, be it online or offline. Here are three Continue reading

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