Networking HQ BLOG with Larry James

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Staying Ahead is Possible!

Filed under: Network Training,Networking — Larry James @ 9:00 am

We know what drives your business… change! That’s why this networking blog delivers on the skills you need with a passion you would expect to keep you moving forward. It brings talent and expertise together to focus on the latest networking ideas and techniques to help make you a force to be reckoned with. Our mission is to help you fulfill your every networking need.

Internet blog conceptWhether this is your first visit or perhaps you are new to networking and are starting from scratch, it’s important to know that the networker with the best and latest networking techniques rules. To stay ahead you must have an intention to consistently rethink and refine the way you have been networking. Work to develop collaborative business contacts (while maintaining existing contacts) and to use them to build long-term business and personal relationships. You must develop the proper mindset so you can stay calm in the face of any road blocks you may encounter.

For many years I’ve noticed that many people who claim to be successful business networkers are lazy and undisciplined. The “Good ole boys” network is obsolete. Professional networkers don’t do it that way anymore. My friend, Kathy McAfee (author of Networking Ahead or Business) says that it is the shortest path to mediocrity. I agree.

If you are too lazy to investigate the nuances of business networking, develop new collaborative strategies and tools and continue to network based on what everybody else is doing you probably should quit now and not waste your time. If you network the right way it will help you build a business that is wildly successful.

networkerstalkingThe game is changing. It’s no longer just showing up at a networking event. Networking insists that you be proactive – that you continually refine your expertise. You have to think ahead to get ahead! Be one of the few who take a step back and look around for new and exciting ways to network. Do the unexpected, the new, the different. Make some waves! Do it with no self-doubt, no delusions, no indecision, no hesitation. Learn to network better than everyone else then find someone to mentor. Show everybody else how it’s done. Apply the knowledge gained and see your business grow. You have to be good at networking for it to work.

It is wise to get your networking info from a variety of resources. This site is but one. We are serious about bringing you the latest info in the form of articles and tips. Something new about business networking is posted every 4th day. Direct the members of your networking group to connect with and subscribe to this blog. Click on the “Sign Me Up” button in the right column to subscribe so you won’t miss a single article. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Be sure to check out the “Networking Articles Index” for a list of articles and tips on this blog. Occasionally we feature Guest Authors who are experts on business networking.

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Need a speaker for your networking meeting? Invite Larry James to speak at your group. He has been a professional speaker presenting Networking seminars, speeches, training sessions, network coaching and workshops nationally since 1987. As of the date of this post he has written 2 Networking books and more than 250 articles about networking both on this blog and his Networking Website. Call his cell at 480-205-3694.

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After hearing Larry James speak, thoroughly checking out the Networking Articles Index and re-educating yourself about business networking… some day you will think about the previous way you used to network and chuckle.

Blog orangenetHQCopyright © 2011 – Larry James. Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Coach. Larry James presents networking seminars nationally and offers Networking coaching; one-on-one or for your Networking Group! Invite Larry James to speak to your group! His latest book is, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Something NEW about Networking is posted on this Networking BLOG every 4th day! Visit Larry’s Networking Website at: “Networking HQ!”

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