The real purpose of meeting people for coffee

The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity. - Keith Ferrazzi

This is the fourth installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. This week I’m going over two mistakes: I assumed coffee meetings were only for selling your service/product. I didn’t do follow-up calls with people I met or set up coffee meetings. Because I assumed that meeting people for coffee was only for selling your service or product, that was the energy I put out there. Part of that was because I really did want people to … Continue reading

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Question of the Fortnight #11

What is the funniest networking experience you’ve ever had? Share your answer in the comments below! What is a fortnight? It’s 14 days or 2 weeks. What is “Question of the Fortnight?” Every other week I’ll ask a question here on the blog. Through out the two weeks I’ll update the blog post with some of your answers. These will be from the comments below, from people I see networking and any other way I happen to receive your answer … Continue reading

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The most valuable thing

The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect. - Adam Osborne

This is the third installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. This week’s mistake is: I didn’t know what I didn’t know, so much so that I didn’t have a clue what to ask my coach for help with. My coach had built a successful business, in large part to her networking and follow-up. And she had faced many of the same problems and frustrations as I was facing. However, all her knowledge and experience … Continue reading

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Question of the Fortnight #10

What is your favorite thing about networking? Share your answer in the comments below! What is a fortnight? It’s 14 days or 2 weeks. What is “Question of the Fortnight?” Every other week I’ll ask a question here on the blog. Through out the two weeks I’ll update the blog post with some of your answers. These will be from the comments below, from people I see networking and any other way I happen to receive your answer to the … Continue reading

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How to become clear and consistent when networking

This is the second installment of the 8 easy-to-make networking mistakes that can be avoided series. I’m going over two mistakes this week: I wasn’t comfortable talking about myself, and I wasn’t prepared to share with others what I do. I was only clear on what I used to do in my former job. One part of this is I wanted to make sure I was including as many people as I could in my description of my ideal client. … Continue reading

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