Tag Archives: networking

Are you an effective networker?

In order to be truly successful at networking it is absolutely critical that you keep your promises – be sure to do what you say you will do. Few things can be more damaging to your credibility as a reliable … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the value of a contact

Regardless of how unlikely it may first appear to be, anyone could be a valuable business contact. The most obvious question being, ‘How can you know who they know?’ You can bet that the first time you make the mistake … Continue reading

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SlideShare – a great resource to help get your material out to the world!

I tend to use SlideShare for uploading presentations and sharing them with delegates who attended one of my events.  However, my aim is to look further into various programmes to find out what else they can do – like most … Continue reading

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How NOT to attract new clients!

We’ve focused on how to go about winning new clients in previous posts so thought I’d just clarify the best ways NOT to attract them – the deadly sins to avoid at all costs! Below are the rules that will … Continue reading

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The “simple” business card

Do you proudly deposit your business card into the hand of its intended recipient – or do you hand it over with some trepidation, hoping the other person doesn’t look at it too closely because you know it isn’t as … Continue reading

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If your ship doesn’t come in, you have to row out to meet it

Never has this been more true than in the current climate. You can communicate regularly with your propsects, lure them within arms reach, tempt them with lots of offers and still they don’t buy from you.  What next? Well sometimes … Continue reading

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Exhibitions – getting the most out of them as a visitor

Today and tomorrow sees the Business North West 2011 Business North West 2011 exhibition taking place in central Manchester.  Two days of exhibitor promotions, seminars and networking opportunities with thousands of fellow business owners, directors and managers. I thought this … Continue reading

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Business Networking Events – get the most out of them

Whether you are a natural networker or you attend events and mingle with strangers under duress, have a read of this post to help you to get the most out of your business (and personal) networking events. We are frequently helping … Continue reading

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Using your networks properly

It’s not uncommon these days for a business owner / manager to be a member of 20+ networks – the question is whether they are passive members (one that gets email updates of activity but does not participate) or an … Continue reading

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