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.
Josh Hinds: Can you share an idea or two that someone could put into practice that would help them to improve their business networking skills?
Kimanzi Constable: Look to make REAL connections, not just “business” connections. It’s easy to find someone to do a mutual beneficial exchange with but that relationship wont last long or take you far. Look for like minded people that share your passion, you’ll start off as a networking connection and who knows where it will lead. When you do make that real connection, you two will work tirelessly to help each other move forward.
Josh Hinds: Based on your experiences, which places and activities have you found best for meeting new people and expanding your network?
Kimanzi Constable: I have made some of the best connections at conferences. You may go there to speak and/or network but take advantage of all the amazing people.
I have also made great connections online with people who are pursuing the same passions as me, we met online, networked and have even met in person.
Josh Hinds: Can you share a personal “networking” success story with us?
Kimanzi Constable: This past May I attended Brendon Burchard’s 10x Empire event in New York. It was my first major conference and I didn’t know what to expect. I told myself to look for a few solid connections. At dinner I sat next to two great people and we had a pleasant and inspiring conversation. Who would have ever thought that person I talked to would be the publisher that signed me to my first book deal Here I am a few months later with my first published book coming out!