Category Archives: Relationship Building

One Great Way to Start A Conversation

There are many great ways to start a conversation. Read on for one a technique to help you build better rapport, become more effective and save time with this one tip. Continue reading

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Networking Not Working? Here’s Why

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“Networking” is one of those business words that prompts a visceral reaction. My unscientific survey (of people met in my networking workshops) says that the majority of people dislike networking. If you want networking to work for you, make sure your process includes these three actions… Continue reading

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Networking Tip: Making it Easy to Stay in Touch

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Networking success comes when you actually make a great contact, and they tell you to “stay in touch.” What does “stay in touch” really mean? More importantly, how do you do it? Use these five simple steps to stay in touch like a pro and deepen the relationships in your network. Continue reading

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Two Secrets to Building Better Business Relationships

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Building relationships is essential to almost everything you do. But what is the best way to do it? Do you have to have perfect solutions, perfect marketing or perfect sales techniques? The simple answer is, ‘no.’ Read on for two easy ways to build better business relationships and feel more comfortable doing it. Continue reading

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Business Networking Tips: A Simple Plan for Success

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Whether you love networking or loathe networking, it is easy to fill overwhelmed when you think of all the things you could be doing. The good news is that networking doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use a very simple plan to help you build relationships, attract clients or land your next job. Here is a simple, 5 step plan: Continue reading

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Networking No-No #1: Saying, “I’d Like to Pick Your Brain.”

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A woman approached me after my session on professional presence and said, “I’m starting a business. I’d like to have lunch with you and pick your brain.” Yuck. Don’t make this novice networking mistake.

Besides the gruesome image (zombie apocalypse anyone?), why on earth would I want to let someone I barely know pick my brain? There’s a better way to ask for help. Here’s how. Continue reading

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