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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Networking for Introverts

Marie Forleo, Guest Author

If you’ve ever questioned the best way to balance your need for “quiet” with the never-ending opportunities to “put yourself out there” — today’s MarieTV episode is for you.

Shy? Introvert? You’ll learn five super helpful strategies to “putting yourself out there” in a way that works perfectly with your quiet nature.

Larry’s NOTE: Networkers… Pay attention to this video if you are the least bit introverted. If you are an extrovert, this might help understand their dilemma. Perhaps several of the articles in the “BONUS Article” section below will also help.

Susan Cain, author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, believes the power of introverts lies in what many consider their weaknesses. In this video you’ll learn key ways from Susan Cain to use introverted traits to your benefit in business and life, and discover how to be fully yourself when networking.

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1. Choose Your Business Or Career Wisely. Ask yourself if a job or career will be a good fit for your introverted temperament. Susan Cain suggests choosing a line of work that fits and that you’re also passionate about.

DenzelWashington2. Make A Quota. Instead of battling with yourself over every social invitation, create a quota system for how often you’ll go out and socialize. Once you meet your quota, you can comfortably turn down additional invitations.

3. The Power Of One And Rule Of Thumb For Networking. If you’re introverted, reframe networking in a way that works for you. Instead of worrying about working an entire room at a networking event, focus on finding just one kindred spirit you can connect with.

4. The Power Of Partnerships. Find a partner who is a complement to your temperament and skill-set.

5. When It’s Time To Fly, Don’t Deny. When you’re out in the world being social, you’ll eventually reach your breaking point where you’re reading to go home. Train yourself in graceful ways to exit social events when you’re ready to leave.

Susan Cain’s website: www.ThePowerOfIntroverts.com
Susan Cain’s book, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking!

BONUS Articles: Overcome Social Anxiety with the 3-Second Rule
Don’t be a Networking Wallflower
Do You Fade Into the Wall?
Working a Room If You’re SHY – No Pills Required
Shy, eh? Get Over It!

marieCopyright © 2015 – Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is a marketing and lifestyle expert who inspires countless individuals to live Rich, Happy & Hot™. She reaches over 90,000 readers in 188 countries worldwide with her weekly videos and newsletter, and leads dynamic training programs that teach individuals to succeed in business and life. Visit Marie’s Website!

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Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Networking Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. 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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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Few Beginner’s Networking Tips for Review!

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When you attend a large networking event, there are a few rules that are good to review now and then. Often we tend to get aways from the tools that really work.

Watch: “How to network and make a great impression with good manners and business etiquette.” Simi Sara, host of CityTVs Breakfast Television Vancouver interviews Kimberly Law, AICI CIP Vancouver Image and Etiquette expert on How to Mingle like a Pro.

BONUS Article: You Need More Than a Cardboard Connection
Are You an Overly Assumptive Networker?
How Long Has it Been…

Copyright © 2015 – Kimberly Law. Since 1999 Kimberly Law, AICI CIP founder of Personal Impact Image Management in Vancouver BC, has helped women, men and corporations across Canada and the US, redefine their image to succeed in today’s ever competitive, image-conscious environment. Visit her Website: http://www.PersonalImpact.ca/

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Monday, October 13, 2014

How Do You Find the Time to Network Effectively?

One of the biggest challenges for people trying to network effectively is managing the time to do so. Business Networking Strategist Andy Lopata meets with Simon Phillips, author of “The Complete Guide to Professional Networking,” to discuss what he learned through writing the book and Andy asks for his advice on managing your time when networking. 2:40.

BONUS Articles: Don’t Have Time for Business Networking?
Schedule 30 Minutes a Day for In-Office Networking Activity

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Copyright © 2014 – Andy Lopata. Reprinted with permission. Labeled “Mr Network” by The Sun, Andy Lopata was called “one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists” by the Financial Times. The co-author of two books on networking, Andy is a featured columnist the US magazine “The National Networker,” as well as being regularly quoted in the national press. Previously, Andy was Managing Director of UK network Business Referral Exchange. Andy has since worked with companies from one-man bands to organisations such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking. He is a former vice-president of the Professional Speakers Association. Visit Andy’s Website and BLOG.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

It’s the Simple Stuff That Makes a Difference!

Are you “willing” to be more successful at networking?

Straight talk from my friend, Larry Winget (Video: 4:29). Pay attention to the words. Let them ignite a fire within you to do and be the best you can be.

Something very basic needs to change before you can begin to see real improvements in your networking techniques and results from your networking efforts.

Now you know that you are able to be more successful at networking. Are you ready and willing to reach out, learn more about it and then DO whatever it takes?

As of September 27, 2014, there are more than 460 FREE articles about nearly all aspects of business networking. Set aside some time each week to learn all you can about how networking can put your career on fast forward. Click here to get started!

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Copyright © 2014 – Larry James. Adapted from Larry’s latest book, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Networking Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. 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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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Susan RoAne, “How to Work a Room”

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SusanRoAne“How to Work a Room” is the classic bestselling book on improving communication and socializing skills, and using them to create and leverage connections. This Silver Anniversary Edition is fully revised and updated to include the role of technology and social media in networking, as well as Susan RoAne’s proven tips for using digital strategies to your advantage—plus practical hints for starting conversations and strengthening rapport with strangers.

“How to Work a Room: The 25th Anniversary Edition” is a vital tool for business professionals, job seekers and career changers of all ages. Susan lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. RoAne clearly shows how to overcome the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mix chutzpah and charm to start and end conversations smoothly; know when to use humor – and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette.

Incorporating years of feedback from hundreds of presentations, as well as anecdotes from around the globe, RoAne keeps “How To Work A Room” fresh and on target. New chapters include: strategies starting, maintaining, and exiting conservations; and advice on commutating effectively in today’s tech driven world.

Larry’s NOTE: Susan speaks about “once in a lifetime opportunities” and I would like to say that hearing Susan speak is, for some, a once in a lifetime opportunity. She – in my opinion – is the Guru of Business Networking. This video is 58 minutes and 14 seconds. Some may want to bookmark this page and save it for watching later. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Copyright © 2014 – Susan RoAne. Susan RoAne is a speaker and author who has worked trade shows, conventions, planes, and the bleachers at Wrigley Field, and taught others to do the same. Her latest book, How to Create Your Own Luck: The You Never Know Approach to Networking, Taking Chances, and Opening Yourself to Opportunity, is out and her other books include How to Work a Room and The Secrets of Savvy Networking. For further information: www.SusanRoAne.com, or e-mail @: Susan@SusanRoAne.com

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netHQLarry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. 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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Monday, October 14, 2013

An Exercise in Futility

Filed under: Guest Author Articles,Networking,Video — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Ivan Misner, Guest Author

Larry’s NOTE: In this video Ivan explains each step of the VCP Process® approach to networking in careful detail. He also shares a personal story which demonstrates why trying to drum up referrals from people you’ve never met before is an exercise in futility as you’re not even at the visibility stage with them, and he outlines the absolute best way to establish credibility with others.

When you join and attend meetings in a business networking group, you build social capital in a number of ways. You gain the trust and friendship of fellow members; you provide valuable referrals; you contribute knowledge and skills to the effort; you become more knowledgeable and improve your social and business skills.

“Networking is using your creative talents to help others achieve their goals as you cultivate a network of people strategically positioned to support you in your goals. . . expecting nothing in return!” ~ Larry James

BONUS Articles: A Network Relationship Takes Months to Build, Not Minutes
Networkers: Looking for Customers?
Networking?? Focus on Relationships!
Distinctions Networkers Often Miss!

MisnerCopyright © 2013 – Ivan Misner. Called the father of modern networking, Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder of BNI and the senior partner for the Referral Institute. He has written nine books, including his New York Times best seller, Truth or Delusion? Busting Networking’s Biggest Myths.

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netHQLarry 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!”

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: Larry James, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Every Interaction Counts!

Filed under: Communication,Networking,Video — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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I repeat… Every interaction counts!

It doesn’t matter whether your interaction in face-to-face, social media, etc., because every interaction counts you must always present yourself in a professional manner.

I once told a joke in an elevator with four total strangers. Three months later one of those men heard me speak at an American Business Association regional meeting and 6 months later he hired me to present a keynote address to a group of attorneys.

NETinteractionBe at your best at all times. Networking is about developing close personal and business relationships. It may be a 3 minute joke in an elevator, but every interaction counts; you participate in someones life with even a brief encounter.

A reference to being at a bar on Facebook, or seen with a drink in your hand at a networking event, can, for some, be enough to have them dismiss you as someone they want to get to know. Your website, your interaction with other networkers, your social networks, your entire communication strategy, needs to come from the same place.

A bad interaction represents a fork in the road. How you present your brand is always given a thumbs up or a thumbs down. A large part of your life is interactions with other people, not only people you physically meet every day but all your digital interactions.

Whether the conversation is just saying hello to someone you don’t know in the hallway, posting a “thank you” for re-tweeting on Twitter or telling a joke in an elevator… you are being looked at and judged in every single interaction… like it or not.

You can avoid becoming a statistic by always being award of how you present yourself. You do not have to be perfect, but you do need to be at your best. It is important to make a good impression and spread positive energy. This is a most wise marketing strategy for you and your brand.

Here are 5 key tips to making the most of every interaction from Tracey Arnish, Vice President of Talent Experience, SAP:

1. Be genuine – no one wants to interact with someone pretending they are someone they are not and most people can smell a fake a mile away.

2. Know who you are and what you stand for – in every conversation there is a chance to make an impression. Be clear who you are, what you value and be able to articulate what impact you can make and what you aspire to. This will differentiate you from others.

3. Be intentional – what is the impression you want to make? As mentioned more times then I wish I walk away from conversations wondering if the other individual has any idea as to the impression they have just left with me. Think about how you want to show up to the other individual and plan for this in advance.

4. Be considerate – considerate of the other person’s time, show up on time and conclude on time, be open to their ideas and their opinions.

5. Be curious – treat every conversation as an opportunity to learn something new from someone else. By being interested and asking good questions you form a good impression with the other person and you will likely learn something new that will benefit you in the future.

Make every interaction count. Offer to be of service. Exceeding your networkers expectations should be one of your primary objectives. Allow any networking interaction to become an integral part of your branding strategy.

“Communication, interaction, and the desire to forge stronger connections through mutual benefit are the underlying building blocks of good networking. Any activity which counts on the one-way flow of information from you to the faceless masses really isn’t networking. It’s interrupting. Be aware of it and also be aware that, like other interruptions, the end result is you just might be ignored.” ~ Greg Peters

“It’s your job to be helpful!” 😉

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BONUS Article: Reach Out – Connect – Engage

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Copyright © 2013 – Larry James. Adapted from Larry’s latest book, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Networking Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. 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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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What to Talk About at the Follow-Up

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In my many meetings with individuals and groups as a networking coach, it has been my experience that those who complain most that networking doesn’t work are those people who fail to follow-up. They get excited at the event, collect a handful of business cards that end up in a stack on their desk. None of it means anything unless you follow-up. Many have a love/hate relationship with networking. No follow-up is the number one mistake made by most networking underachievers. These people often give up on networking without ever investing enough time to make it pay off.

FollowUPI say, why bother going to a networking event, if you’re not going to follow up? It’s the follow-up after the event that can really pay dividends.

The lifeblood of a profitable business is strong, healthy, and mutually beneficial relationships. Following up with new contacts within 24 to 48 hours after a networking event will make you standout among the majority of networkers and keep the momentum going. Why? Because most networkers don’t do it effectively. The longer you wait, the less interested you will appear to them.

When I meet someone at a networking event who sparks my interest and I would like to know better, I immediately write the date, name of the event and something to help me remember them on the back of their business card. I also carry small, white labels to stick on the back if the card is too slick on which to write. Follow-up starts when the conversation starts. I do my best to set the foundation for follow up when we first meet, provided I think this is someone that might be a good contact, then I initiate the follow-up.

When you follow-up promptly you enhance your personal brand; demonstrate your competency, and you cause them to remember you favorably above others.

Before you follow-up, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the purpose of the follow-up; to know what you should talk about once you have the opportunity to sit down with someone face-to-face. The goal in networking follow-up is to discover how you can work together to the benefit of both! Profitable relationships, formed between like-minded visionaries, are built on trust, and developed over time.

This first meeting is never about you! Never! This is the exploration stage. Never ever make it about selling your product or service. I usually try to visit their office rather than have a lunch or dinner. I make it very clear that I want to see their business and learn as much as I can about them and what they do. You must build a relationship with your new contact before you ever start talking about doing business together or exchanging business leads. I’ve heard some people describe these first follow-up meetings as informational interviews.

I will often skip an e-mail follow-up and pick up the phone to arrange a time to get together. I suggest you do the same. Often trying to come up with a subject line in an e-mail will not get their attention. Following-up with a personal connection helps you differentiate and solidify the relationship. I’ll use e-mail to follow-up after the first meeting when we have something to talk about.

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• Mention the meeting where we met and the conversation.
• Refer to something specific that came up in the conversation, especially a mutual interest.
• Suggest a visit to their office to determine how we might work together and to continue the conversation.

I want them to know that I want to get to know them on a personal level, then business with each other may come from that or not. The quickest way to turn off someone that you just met is to view them as a prospect. Be aware that not everyone is a match nor will everyone be receptive to you no matter what you do or say. If not, just move on. Let it go and don’t take it personally. If that happens to me, I will send them a nice handwritten note with my business card wishing them well and a suggestion of staying in touch.

Another great way to stand out from the crowd is to ask the “right” questions about them and their business because most people like to talk about themselves. Remember to “listen” to their answers. Listen more than you talk. I ask open-ended questions designed to avoid a yes or no answer. It’s important to be sincere and truly interested in them and what they do. My purpose is to leverage the relationship to something more than networking. If we click and are like-minded, I want them to be a friend first. The possibility of a referral partnership comes later.

That kind of attitude, the right posture, and an engaging smile usually goes a long way in attracting an ideal contact. I want to know their business, and listen for ways we can effectively work together. I offer my assistance. I have yet to find anyone who does not appreciate an attitude of sharing. You will be appreciated for generously sharing what you know and what you do, giving others just one more reason to recommend you to those who are in need of the service your business provides.

Establishing long-term relationships by following-up will allow your new contacts to know, like and trust you. That makes you someone that people will love doing business with. Schedule time to stay in touch with your new contacts by commenting on their social media status; sending them articles or information that might be useful to their business; sending them holiday, birthday and anniversary cards; or getting together again.

Watch what my friend, Kathy McAfee, has to say about follow-up:

BONUS articles: Are You Fouling Up in Your Follow Up?
Seven Steps To Building Your New Relationships Through Follow-Up
Your Networking Fortune is in Your Follow-Up!
5 Ways to Use Follow Up to Achieve Results

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Copyright © 2013 – Larry James. Adapted from Larry’s latest book, Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections! Larry James is a Professional Speaker, Author and Networking Coach. He presents networking seminars nationally and “Networking” coaching by telephone or one-on-one. 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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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Dos and Dont’s of Social Networking ~ Video

Filed under: Networking,Social Media,Video — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Andy Lopata, Guest Author

Netiquette (networking etiquette) is a term that has come out of the rise in online social networking. However, to a networking novice, it may not always be so obvious as to what’s acceptable and what’s not [at networking events, etc.] on networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc.

As a Social Networking Strategist, Andy Lopata knows a thing or two about netiquette and shares his advice in this short video guide.

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Copyright © 2013 – Andy Lopata. Reprinted with permission. Labeled “Mr Network” by The Sun, Andy Lopata was called “one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists” by the Financial Times. The co-author of two books on networking, Andy is a featured columnist the US magazine “The National Networker,” as well as being regularly quoted in the national press. Previously, Andy was Managing Director of UK network Business Referral Exchange. Andy has since worked with companies from one-man bands to organisations such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking. He is a former vice-president of the Professional Speakers Association. Visit Andy’s Website and BLOG.

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netHQLarry 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!”

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: Larry James, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Networking Newbies! Pay Attention… This is For You!

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Business networking strategist and author of “Recommended: How to Sell Through Networking and Referrals,” Andy Lopata, talks about how you can ensure you get referrals from networking groups, what doesn’t work and how to tell a good networking group from bad.

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Copyright © 2013 – Andy Lopata. Reprinted with permission. Labeled “Mr Network” by The Sun, Andy Lopata was called “one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists” by the Financial Times. The co-author of two books on networking, Andy is a featured columnist the US magazine “The National Networker,” as well as being regularly quoted in the national press. Previously, Andy was Managing Director of UK network Business Referral Exchange. Andy has since worked with companies from one-man bands to organisations such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking. He is a former vice-president of the Professional Speakers Association. Visit Andy’s Website and BLOG.

netHQLarry 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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