Three Easy Ways to Follow Up After Networking

Follow Up After Networking

Follow up is a key step after you attend a meeting or an event. The challenge is that it’s easy to get caught up in your next appointment or activity instead of following up. All it take is just a few minutes to solidify the benefits of the contacts you made. Here are some fast and easy action steps to follow up after networking to help you build your relationships. First, if you gathered some business cards from the people you met, take a minute to look through them. Think about the people you were just with and identify two … {Continue Reading… }

What To Do at a Meeting to Make the Most of The Networking Opportunities

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Networking meetings can feel like a waste of time if you don’t have a good strategy. If you are going to take the time and effort to go to a meeting, you want to maximize the benefits. Here are three easy ideas to help you make the most of the networking at the event. Go with the mindset to meet and talk with several people. If you are spending your time and perhaps your money to go to a networking meeting, you might as well get some good benefits from it. Don’t aim to talk with every person in the … {Continue Reading… }

Easy Steps Before a Networking Event

Easy Networking Preparations

When you invest your time and energy to go to a live event or a networking group meeting, you want to make the most of it. One of the best things you can do is to take a few minutes to prepare for the event before you go. Here are some suggestions to help you get ready for your next networking opportunity. Find out some of the details about the group and the event. What is the structure of the meeting? Is there a speaker? Is there an opportunity for each person to say a few words of introduction? Sometimes … {Continue Reading… }

You Can Overcome Procrastination And Get More Done Now

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Just about everyone struggles with procrastination at one time or another.  You may only have occasional challenges with it, or you may find yourself wrestling with procrastination almost every day. But the challenge is always how to overcome procrastination and make progress on your important goals and tasks. I want to share three great strategies that can help you with this. These are techniques that work for me and I would love to know if you find them helpful too. I hope you will try them out, experiment with them to see which ones will work best for you. By … {Continue Reading… }

Grow Your Business and Make It Bloom

Is your business growing and “blooming” beautifully?  A business is a lot like a plant.  It is growing and changing and it needs certain things to help it really flourish and bloom. A plant needs the right combination of sunlight and good soil and nutrients and water in order to grow and bloom.  Your business needs things to help it grow and thrive and “bloom” too. For example, your business needs to be visible.  You need to make your business visible in a variety of ways so that potential customers can find you and learn about how you can help … {Continue Reading… }

Attract More Clients: How to Find Them and How They Find You

I was taking a business class last week and one of the ideas that really caught my attention was that if you have 100 core ideas you may be able to build a revenue stream or even a whole business around it. That got me to thinking about one of the favorite topics that I coach and teach my clients about, and that is ways to grow your business and attract more clients. I started to think about whether I have, or could create, one hundred or more ideas on this topic. I found that I already have a pretty … {Continue Reading… }

Refresh your goals

Springtime is a great time to take a fresh look at your goals.  There is fresh energy all around and I hope you are feeling some of this energy too.  One of the smartest things you can do is to make use of the things that are already happening in your environment and this is a perfect example of that.  You can use this natural springtime feeling of new growth and energy to help you achieve succes in your personal and professional life.  Here are a great way to do that: 1.  Take a fresh look at your goals for … {Continue Reading… }

Appreciation for your current work situation

When you think about your career plan there are two main elements to consider.  The first is how to maximize where you are now.  The second is exploring and planning for your next career steps.   Both elements are important for a successful career.  For today, I want to focus just on the first part, making the most of your current work situation. This first step, maximizing where you are now, acknowledges that whatever your current circumstances may be, there are positive aspects and even opportunities available to you there.  Even if your current work situation is less than ideal, … {Continue Reading… }

Take a Class or Workshop

A great way to grow your business is to take a class or workshop  to increase your skills.   Learning can spark your energy, broaden your perspective, and help you move forward to new levels of business success.  You have many options for learning…you can attend a class in a regular classroom setting, or you can learn in a variety of other formats.  Your professional association can be a good source for workshops and classes.  The association meetings themselves often include an educational component, whether it is at a local meeting, or at a regional or international conference.   Chambers of Commerce are another … {Continue Reading… }