Networking is a great way to get the word out about your business, but if you don’t know how to network, you might be missing opportunities.
One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to market is by networking your business. But do you know what networking is and isn’t and where to do it?
When you head to a networking event, what is your goal? Quarterly, NetworkingPhoenix.com holds Signature Events, where 1,000-2,000 people converge on an area resort’s ballroom to mix and mingle. It is definitely THE place to see and be seen if you’re a business owner or looking to generate more leads, but so few people know […]
I live in Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth-largest city in the US and arguably the small-business capital of the country. As a business owner, I do a lot of networking, averaging about three events per week (which is down from how many I used to do). Still, I have been amazed at the number of people […]
Whether you’re a business professional, job seeker, or entrepreneur, you’re going to be asked, “What do you do?” If ever you’ve networked or been given the opportunity to share your worth in a “commercial,” you know that getting across a clear and concise message can be the difference between being asked for your card or […]
If you’re not on Twitter, you definitely should be. The application I use, TweetDeck, just launched an upgrade that now allows me to post-date tweets. That means, even if I’m not on Twitter, I can still look like I am. But what do you tweet to be an effective communicator and not drown out everyone […]
This week I attended the NetworkingPhoenix.com Signature Event, along with nearly 1,500 of my closest friends and business colleagues. Typically, I’m a pretty extroverted person, but about an hour in, I was looking at my watch. In that time, I had seen people I knew, met a few new folks, and ended up exhausted. I […]
Did you happen to read Liz Ryan’s article this week in The Huffington Post, “That’s Definitely Not Networking”? She shared some wonderful comments on what activities should not be construed as networking; unfortunately, some people still count them as part of their business-building efforts. Some examples include connecting with colleagues on Facebook or sending a […]