Business Networking Tips – An A to Z Guide
The Bill Clinton Guide to Networking – in this post, I share what I learned working in the Clinton White House from one of the most talented networkers of all time (no matter what side of the aisle you are on), Bill Clinton.
- The most powerful and effective networking techniques Bill Clinton used in the Oval Office
- Clinton’s strategy for using handwritten notes
- how to make other people feel invested in your success by soliciting their input
How to Network Effectively Using Follow-Up’s – sending follow-ups to people you meet is one of the best things you can do to broaden your network. I show you how to manage follow-ups over time in a way that is easy and pain-free.
- the two free features you can use to turbo-charge networking
- a “shortcut” that will quickly accelerate the effectiveness of your LinkedIn networking
- how to automate your follow-ups
How to Network At an Event ? going to face-to-face networking events is one of the most effective strategies for growing your business and advancing your career. Even in today?s social media-obsessed day and age, getting out from behind the laptop and meeting people in person is crucially important.
- you must have a positive attitude going into a ace-to-face networking event
- research other attendees in advance so you make the most effective use of your time & know who to talk to
- set a goal for each networking event of a certain number of business cards collected, people met, or follow up appointments set.
How to Network for Business ? some of the most skilled networkers are politicians, whose careers live and die on the strength of their network. That’s why you can learn a lot about how to network for business by studying politicians.
- put together a networking list of 50+ people who you want to get to know.
- ditch the “me first” attitude and make friends first.
- when networking, be yourself. Don’t be a watered-down, sanitized version of yourself.
- deepen relationships with people who you are networking with by asking about their families
Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port (referral link)
Reinventing You by Dorie Clark (referral link)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (referral link)
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries?(referral link)
Drive by Dan Pink (referral link)
The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith (referral link)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (referral link)
Influence by Robert Cialdini (referral link)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (referral link)