Are You Leveraging Your Business Network?Written by Denise OBerry
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- Before you go to a networking meeting, be prepared with a goal. Who do you want to meet? Why are you there? Have a conversation icebreaker ready to get to know right people.
- At a networking lunch, don't reserve every seat and act like a grump if someone unfamiliar wants to sit at your table. Welcome opportunity that a stranger presents. They may be your next customer. - Treat referrals like gold. Contact referral within a day, if possible. Let referrer know how things went. - Online, your email creates first impression just like your physical presence does at face-to-face meetings. Be business professional that you are.
Connections are crucial for business success, but it's not so much who you know as who knows you. How did you find your last business connection? You probably asked a few friends who they used. That's how business networking works. Make sure your network is alive and well.
Denise O'Berry is a small business expert and author of 101 Nuggets to Power Up Your Schmooze-Ability. Find out more at http://www.deniseoberry.com/101tips/
"Why These Berkeley Scientists Were Baffled!" Breakthrough Scientific Research on the Amoeba And Why You Must Know This!Written by Glenn Dietzel
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You require a hostile and less than optimum environment for you to truly flourish. Let’s think about your own business as an author or as someone who has information products/services that you exchange for money in market place. And this probably applies to you right now. Many people I speak with, including some of my clients, expect success to fall in their laps. They expect an optimum environment for success. However, for those of you who have been in business for any length of time, you know this is just not a fact. You probably struggle with issues of getting an idea into market place. You probably fret over how to drive traffic to your website. You perhaps even lie awake at night planning newsletter you want to write and how to convert it into cash flow in your business. Guess What? These problems are great! This is where your greatness resides. In face of adversity. In grips of fear, uncertainty and self-doubt. Your character is molded here. You will develop best in midst of adversity. When others say you “can’t.” When others say, “Who are you to do that?” When others expect you to fail and shout, “But you gave up a great pension as an educator!” Be careful of how you view success. One of my pet peeves is business owners who feel need to brag about their purchases in their newsletters. As if success is defined by material status. Now, don’t get me wrong…material things are great…but they should not be defining reason as to why you are in business. Nor do I think it is very professional to do so. If success was defined as material things in our lives, we would grow to be lazy creatures. We would waste away our lives. We would end up just like amoeba in Petri dishes in laboratories at University of Berkeley California. Dead! So…keep growing. Keep putting yourself in hostile territories…because this is where dreams are tested, where perseverance puts value into market place, and where character of a true champion is born.
Glenn Dietzel is founder and President of Awakened, LLC. Glenn provides keynotes, seminars, bookcamps(TM), and is known as an international speaker. In addition, he consults entrepreneurs and business owners on how to create a digital product, building an online business that consistently produces multiple streams of income. For information about Awakened, LLC or Glenn Dietzel please email glenn@AwakenTheAuthorWithin.com or call # 519-542-3043.