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Business Card Pusher or Relationship Builder?

Only experience has taught me an effective path to network. It takes time and time is money! To build a network that is worthwhile, over the last 30 years, I have watched and learned hands on what works not only the best but for the long term. How Networking Austin is Different Most groups try…

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Networking is a personal thing…

Today’s tip has to do with a simple suggestion that could help get the results from the group you want. It has to do with presenting yourself as the person you are, not who you think the group would want to see. Being genuine to who you are helps build trust and personal knowledge faster than any other action…

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Networking is not automatic

Networking is not automatic. Attending meetings is essential to the success of any networking group, but if that’s all you do, business may never come your way. Being present is essential, and with a little additional effort, the better and faster you will enjoy the results you want. Give to the group by bringing guests.…

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Volume

So easy to get a topic off of other peoples blogs. The ideas seem to just flow from them. Anyway, here it goes… Volume. This seems to be the mainstay idea of some other networks. How many people can I touch how often? Hundreds, thousands (that was mentioned!) and how effectively can I stay in…

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Make Friends

The system we use in our networking group is different. It concentrates the act of learning about the people we work with to a new level in our networking efforts. It seems strange to me now that in the early years of my networking experience, we sought information about the business someone was in, and…

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Takes Time to Generate Leads

Frequently, the question is asked about the amount of time a member will be in the network and expect activity to be generated in the form of leads. The answer is the time that it takes to get leads differs member to member for several reasons. First, it depends on what you do for a profession. Some businesses are…

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Be Personal and Refer Friends

This would be a couple of simple tips that will increase the likelihood of your receiving leads from your group. 1)      Put the list of members in a place that allows easy access. Usually the car works best. It goes most places you do. When a person asks for a referral, or states that they…

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Strength and Confidence

I was reading a networking blog from another group that concerned the members gaining enough strength and confidence to finally be in a position to ask for leads. In addition, classes were to be held, at a charge, to teach members of this network how to ask for leads! This is exactly what our network…

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Leads Come In Many Forms

It is important to understand that networking groups represent a sales force. A member can, in essence, create a large group of marketing professionals that purposefully go into the “real business world” and forward business to other members in the group. The most important part of that process is to clearly understand why another member…

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Targeted Leads

Just about the most confusing and ineffective communication a member can offer to generate business is to ask for a huge, broad, myriad of leads without being specific as to what exactly is needed. “I need to find any person who has money, or anyone who owns property!” Members in the group can supply you…

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