Expert Advice On Business Networking And Tips On Developing Your Networking Skills

How To Connect Like Frank Sinatra At Networking Events

Frank Sinatra was one of those influential guys that no one thought would become successful growing up, he’s known for the quote “massive success is the best revenge” so obviously he had a lot of people that put him down and didn’t believe he would make it, he showed them wrong and did it anyway.

People called him lucky, but some would say the harder he worked, the luckier he got.

What if you applied this to your business, prepare with your skills and talents for the time when you meet someone who may lead to a great new referral partner or big client.

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Terry Brock interview – Marketing Coach, Speaker, and Author

Terry Brock is an internationally recognized speaker and business coach in the areas of marketing & technology. He has spoken for many groups around the world about leveraging technology for marketing and productivity and to enhance business relationships. Visit him at TerryBrock.com.

Josh Hinds: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?

Terry Brock: Business Networking is people connection — with business in mind. We’re all people first, businesspeople second. It is vital that we build trust to do business. The human connection allows us to make progress in a mutually-beneficial, value-for-value way.

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Kimanzi Constable interview – speaker and author

Kimanzi Constable is the author of two best-selling books, he is an international speaker and consultant. He is the co-founder of the 180x Radical Change Group Coaching Program. You can find him at kimanziconstable.com

Josh Hinds: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?
 
Kimanzi Constable: Business networking is VERY important. Even though we might have the ability to have success on our own, that success can be multiplied to levels we can’t attain on our own with the help of other like minded business people. It gives you a chance to spread your network to new markets.

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Andrea Waltz interview – Author and Speaker

Andrea Waltz is the co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There. Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, she has made her mission to liberate people from fears of failure and rejection, sharing an entire new mindset about hearing the word NO. The philosophies have been embraced by people in a wide variety of industries and businesses to rave reviews and amazing results. Visit them at GoForNo.com.

Josh Hinds: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?

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Networking Tips: 7 Steps to Create Conversations that Connect By Colette Carlson

In business, being able to converse naturally with others is imperative in your success. The ability to know when to initiate a conversation, keep it interesting through effective questions, share your own stories and end a conversation with kindness is an art. Follow the seven steps below to create connection:

Step #1: Show up with confidence. When you’re comfortable in your own skin you make others comfortable. Remember, your life is a mirror of your thoughts, and whatever attitude you take on is what will be reflected in others. If you take the attitude that you bring something to the table, are likable and accepted, you will see that attitude reflected in others. If you act happy and enthusiastic, others will be also.

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Ten Traits that Make You a Master Networker and Grow Your Business By Ivan R. Misner

Networking is more than shaking hands and passing around business cards. Based on a survey I conducted of more than 2,000 people throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, it’s about building your “social capital.” The highest-rated traits in the survey are the ones related to developing and maintaining good relationships.

For years I’ve been teaching people that this process is more about “farming” than it is about “hunting.” It’s about cultivating relationships with other business professionals. It’s about realizing the capital that comes from building social relationships.

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Ray Edwards interview – Copywriter, Internet Marketing Strategist, and Speaker

Ray Edwards is a sought after direct response copywriter, marketing strategist and conference speaker. He specializes in helping his clients to attract new customers, and gain bigger profits from their existing business relationships. Visit him at RayEdwards.com

Josh Hinds: How do you define business networking and why do you feel it’s important?

Ray Edwards: I define business networking as: making connections with people in a meaningful way, and looking for opportunities to help them.

Most people network like jerks. It’s obvious from the moment they shove their business card into your hand that their only reason for wanting to make a connection with you is to try to get something from you.

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Carrie Perrien Smith interview – entrepreneur and success coach

Carrie Perrien Smith, MBA is an entrepreneur and success coach. She helps people get more opportunities, bigger paydays, and sweeter success. Her most recent book is Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relationship Economy.

Josh Hinds: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?

Carrie Perrien Smith: Networking in general is important on so many levels. People cross our paths for a reason and we don’t always know why — for years sometimes. The human race was meant to interact and interconnect. I define networking as the activity of interacting and interconnecting with others. We can’t ever serve something bigger than ourselves if we aren’t engaging with other people. When diligently building a network that serves others as well as yourself, your ability to serve others quickly becomes part of your personal brand.

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