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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Ignorant networkers ruin brand



 

This post relates to the people at events or online that seem to dismiss others as soon as they have connected with them. Is this the single quickest way to miss opportunities? It happens to me so here’s how I identify them, handle them and finally, I highlight an opportunity Continue reading

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What are you doing to your brand on LinkedIn?



LinkedIn is topical, some refer to it as Facebook for business and it is growing daily. What started off as a recruitment tool is now free for all, literally. Here is one way not to invite people on LinkedIn; it’s to do with random connections. And this weeks top tip is a  guide to LinkedIn Continue reading

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Networking outcasts take hidden opportunities



 Meetup.com allows groups to publicise all manner of events all around the World. I was annoyed recently when I received an invite excluding coaches, financial advisers and others. In this weeks post I’ll try and explain why this happens, what the uninvited can do to help themselves and why this attitude can prove to be an opportunity for the brave.

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Why are people judging those they haven’t even met?

Meetups are great, they are held for all sorts of reasons from business support to finding participants for adventure holidays. Typically, they are an opportunity to network and some have very definite outcomes which are made clear on the invite. Sometimes the organiser will have a reason for wanting to get a few new people in a room together yet they don’t always make it clear what their motive is.

The invite to this group didn’t make clear why it was being set up yet it was crystal clear in it’s aim to exclude people from certain sectors. Perhaps they had been to events where “coaches” and financial advisers had tried to sell to them – developing a dodgy brand for those that Continue reading

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