Interview with Terry Gold of Gold Systems
It’s my pleasure to bring you Terry Gold. Terry is the co-founder, CEO and President of Gold Systems, an independent software development company that creates self-service solutions powered by voice. Gold Systems was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 1998. The company has also been named to the Deloitte & Touche Colorado Fast 50 every year for the last seven years.
If you’ll pardon the pun… in my humble opinion the advice Terry shares below is ‘solid gold’…
Josh: How do you define Business Networking and why do you feel it is important?
Terry Gold: Definition – Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Networking to me is a chance to meet other people, learn something about them and maybe be able to help them. It is not selling or even prospecting to me.
Josh: Can you share one idea that someone could put into practice that would help them to improve their business networking skills?
Terry Gold: Here’s an idea. Show up, be present. As we’re doing this interview I’m actually at a networking event right now — I just met the number one contact to meet at this conference because I was hanging out in a high traffic area. He then introduced me to three other people and scheduled another meeting for tomorrow.
If I had been in my hotel room checking email, it wouldn’t have happened. I’m not a natural networker but by putting myself in the right place at the right time I often get lucky!
-You can visit Terry Gold at www.TerryGold.com.
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