Oscar Winning Networking – Will ladies win all the awards?



Networking OscarsI was really intrigued when I read that the fairer the sex network more effectively than men. “Ladies have more empathy – it’s in their genes – and they make connections easier than men”. This is a comment I read in an online discussion and, in this post,  I bring to the fore why some networkers might think empathy is everything, explain why it’s a damaging belief to hold and highlight one distinct exception to the “gene rule”.

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Are women Oscar Winning networkers?

Or are they just having more fun than men? I’m often told Ladies networking groups are great fun yet I sometimes hear from business minded members who tell me Continue reading

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Do networkers plan to fail?



This week’s post is a reminder that everything we do when networking can be a debit from or a credit to your brand bank account. I recently attended different events where presentations didn’t actually help the brand of the presenter and the host. The brand was reduced in quality and there were unfulfilled attendees at the event. Remembering the 7 P’s of networking can prevent this.

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How do Networkers fail to plan?

The presentation involved IT equipment that wasn’t up to scratch. The presenter was continually apologetic yet attracted more attention to the problem rather than any solution. It left a possible buyer Continue reading

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Graduates business networking dreams a real nightmare for most business owners



Today’s post highlights what graduates can learn from experienced business owners and sales staff who network effectively. There’s also two things you can do to help graduates make a great first impression? Welcome back, or if you’re new here and like what you find sign up to the RSS feed at the top right of this page.

What is it about networking that concerns graduates and seasoned business owners? A recent survey* of graduates discovered 38% said that networking is the number one thing that will help them in their career. I don’t meet many graduates online or offline, perhaps they’re too scared to network with new people. I think they lack the confidence.

58% of business owners that took part in a different survey** were concerned that they were Continue reading

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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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