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

Jonathan Farrington interview – business coach and sales strategist

Jonathan Farrington is a globally recognized business coach, mentor, author, consultant, and sales strategist. He is the CEO of Top Sales Associates, Chairman of The jf Corporation and the creator of Top Sales World and the Top Sales Awards.

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

Jonathan Farrington: I cannot emphasize the importance of having good networking skills too strongly: The arrival of online social networking sites has made this task even easier of course, and the whole essence of networking is to reach out and connect with people who one believes they can assist – and of course, those who can be of assistance.

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Kelly Ferrara interview – Strategic communications consultant

Kelly Ferrara is a strategic communications consultant and founder of StratCommRx. You can learn more about the work she does at

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

Kelly Ferrara: Business Networking is using social triggers to influence behaviors. Whether our need is to purchase something, earn something, leverage something or feel something, those ultimate behaviors are based on what we learn from our empirical and theoretical decision making paradigms. Networking creates new triggers for the public to learn about our brand, product, solution or idea. Repetition of these triggers builds validity, and can influence the public’s behavior toward you in a positive manner.

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Joseph Facchiano interview – Certified Business Performance Coach

Joseph Facchiano is a business performance coach, and the owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching of Lehigh Valley. Visit him at

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

Joseph Facchiano: If the key to all business deals is the quality of the relationship, we can certainly say that networking is the beginning of that relationship. If you saw the movie “Pay it Forward”, visualize the chalkboard where Haley Joel Osment’s character draws a single stick figure at the top. He then draws 3 lines down from that figure and draws 3 more stick figures. Each stick figure is then connected to 3 more. It is very easy to see that the act of one person can impact a large number of people.

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Anthony Brogna interview – Brand Marketing Strategist

Anthony Brogna helps uncover what makes companies and brands remarkable, so they can deliver innovative offerings to the marketplace. He has led teams in diverse arenas to produce exceptional results. You can connect with Anthony at

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

Anthony Brogna: Business networking is all about building relationships through shared value. Our individual experiences and personal/professional relationships can only be fully appreciated when we share them with people we admire. Connecting in real, honest and authentic ways brings back tenfold of what you give out.

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Daniel Decker Interview – Marketing Expert

Daniel Decker is President of Higher Level Group, Inc., a strategic marketing and development firm that helps authors, professional speakers, and organizations who are “doing good” to expand their influence.

Daniel and his team have successfully launched multiple bestselling books and grown the businesses of several million-dollar speakers. You can connect with Daniel on his blog at or follow him on Twitter @danieldecker.

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


How to Use Networking as Your Sole Marketing Vehicle By Jeff Beals

As people realize we like them and respect their opinions, they share information about themselves that can be helpful in analyzing whether they can use our products or services.

So says Canadian businessman Michael J. Hughes, who is known as “THE Networking Guru.” Hughes runs a highly successful Ottawa, Ontario-based consulting business that works with Fortune 500 companies and international associations across North America.

The most interesting thing about Hughes’ business? He built it using networking as his sole marketing vehicle.

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Tom Terwilliger Interview – Speaker, Author, and Achievement Mentor

Tom Terwilliger, known as “The Achievement Mentor” is a former National Bodybuilding Champion (Mr. America), Fox Sports Net TV show host, ACSM Certified fitness professional, #1 bestselling author of 7 RU LES of Achievement and an expert on the Science of Achievement. Visit him at

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

Tom Terwilliger: Networking in my mind is the opportunity to share ideas, best practices, and even common struggles with other entrepreneurs and business owners who are sharing a common experience and with any luck have found solutions to many of our own challenges.


Michael Yavonditte Interview – CEO and Founder of

Michael Yavonditte is the former CEO of Quigo, which was sold to AOL in 2007 for $340M. Now he is the CEO of Hashable & Tracked. Additionally he is a shareholder or investor in:, Yipit… ,, Klout, Voxy and Howaboutwe, among others. You can visit him at

Josh Hinds: Why do you feel Business Networking is important?

Michael Yavonditte: It’s important because people need to be able to connect with other people like them, or with people they aspire to work with or be like some day. It’s also good to meet people that might some day want to hire you.

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