*** "No Man (or Woman) Is An Island" ***
That phrase from the prose work by the English writer John Donne is every bit as true today as it was when the author penned it in 1624. Forgive us for the slight change to include women.
If your business is not as successful as you would like, maybe it's time for a checkup from the neck up. Do you incorporate networking into your daily efforts to promote your business?
We are talking about putting your foot to the pedal and REALLY reaching out to others. Most folks will answer by telling us that they support their local Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, etc. etc. ad nauseum.
Business owners frequently join local organizations with an eye toward who they can "meet and greet" to better promote their own agendas or merely as a social outlet.
Meaning no disrespect, if that is your sole purpose in belonging to those or other organizations, save your money. Look, there's nothing wrong with either reason for joining.
After all, that's the old school method that most of us were taught to generate leads for business, isn't it? Well, if that's the case then we need to discover the new networking methods for 2011 and forward.
Okay, so how do we do that?
There's only one way to begin. First you need to toss all of your old and preconceived notions about networking. Yep, if networking isn't working for you it's time for a change!
Yes, we know. No one likes change and some will fight it hook, tooth and nail. But, remember the mantra of countless generations. . .change or die!
It's time to take a serious look at your current networking practices and bring them up to join your competitors in the 21st century. But how do I do that, you might ask.
Wouldn't it be great if someone wrote a step by step guide about how to update networking tactics to coincide with the current times? Well someone has. It's called "Networking Gets Results!"
and some of the best parts are . . .
• You don’t need any special training to read and understand.
• It doesn’t require much time to get the basics you need.
• Cost is minimal - You'll laugh at the price.
It has everything you need to know in order to begin changing your networking practices:
What are your first steps
Finding common networking mistakes
How to network on the Internet
What is the first rule when networking online
And much more!