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THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING
Hello…I would like to welcome you all to my first show here on Blog Talk Radio. Tonight we are going to be talking about THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING which is the first in a 3 PART Series I am giving on NETWORKING. Our 2nd Show will discuss how to find a particular group or networking organization that you can join that fits your needs for networking and in our 3rd I will discuss how to network a room.
75% of all business is done by networking and 70% of all jobs are gained by referrals. Networking is vital in today’s world and its added value is well known. Networking means building relationships and takes patience and time. Networking is an attitude of engagement.
Networking is as important to successful business people as water is to the human body. Done on a consistent basis it leads to social currency and net worth. Networking is the LIFEBLOOD of prosperous entrepreneurs.
Networking saves time, makes you smarter and more productive, and eventually, people start coming to you. You become the “go to person” for solutions because you have the ‘network’ of resources with the answers.
In an age when purchasing is done through RFP contests, recruitment by HR firms on LinkedIn, and business searches done online, is business networking really as important as it once was?
The short answer is yes, and I’ll tell you why.
A friend said to me once: “Your network is your net worth,” an idea advanced by Porter Gale in her book of the same name. I have realized that this sentiment is certainly on point, even if it’s not a direct equation.
Your network is a reservoir of value that will help you solve problems, receive support, find the right people, and ultimately grow your business. In an age where much more communications happen digitally, it is more important than ever to actually make human connections.
Scott Crockatt is the Marketing Communications Director for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, a role he considers to be the head cheerleader for Calgary’s businesses. Every day Scott looks to tell the stories of Calgary businesses – their successes and what’s keeping them up at night – in an effort to improve the business environment and help them be more successful.
Read more in Scott's article in the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
Have you been to networking events and feel you are wasting your time?
Networking can be one of the most effective strategies to grow your business and at the same time it can waste your time if you don't know how to do it properly.
Join Iman Aghay at his daily show Marketing Experts Cafe and learn how he built the largest business networking meetup in Canada although he is an introvert. Networking effectively has a simple guideline that when you follow, you can make it work.
I will introduce myself and this show.
I am a triple entrepreneur and a Spiritual man. I am a Financial Consultant for enterpreneurs and businesses that need to secure funds for a multitude of reasons. You're in business for yourself and you know that businesses are always in need of money for one reason or ten others.
I am an ADT Authorized Dealer, selling ADT's home monitoring security systems and working exclusively with residential customers.
I am also a public speaker, offering my services as an Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, an Emcee and a "Creative Meditation" Instructional Guide.
The show is designed to allow and aid all business owners and enterpreneurs in networking and accomplishing more as a result. So, feel free to listen in, call in, email your comments or questions for or any of my guests, or chat with other listeners about any business issue. Most importantly though, this is a space designed to meet and greet those business owners and entrepreneurs that are necessary for your business growth through networking.
Remember, this is your show, I'm just the host, facilitating the discussing.
On the next issue of Long Beach Business Radio, Cratty & Swanson President, Michael Cratty, will share the value of networking for business. As Manager of a Linkedin Group, Michael brings real world and current experience in the subject and benefits of networking.
In his capacity as Group Manager of Long Beach – Seal Beach Connections” Linkedin Group, Michael encourages networking on numerous levels and not just with social media and texts. He does a great job of explaining the real value of people meeting people up close and personal – or, “belly-to-belly,” as he is known to say.
Michael Cratty is President of Cratty & Swanson Insurance Services www.CSWANS.com
Networking is perhaps the most important element of your job searching. Professional networking and reaching out to your base of existing contacts has been shown to be the best way to find a new job! There are more tools for networking now than ever before. Listen to the Networking Hour this week to hear more information on the Effective Do's and Don'ts of Networking!
My co-host this week is Meredith "Kit" Bromfield . Kit is a transformation specialist, author, advocate, investment advisor, an inspirational speaker, and certified life coach. Meredith founded Crossing Your Bridge© in 2007. Providing hope filled solutions to individuals facing life changing events embodies Meredith’s mission in life. Hear how she shares her tips on the Do's & Don'ts of Effective Networking. Check her out @www.crossingyourbridge.com
Due to overwhelming response, I will continue the subject on "The Networking Game" this week on The Networking Diva Hour.This is based on the information and idea exchange workshop of the same name. Despite the internet, cell phones, tablets, and instant messaging, the Five rules of Networking still apply. Do you know what they are?? Hear the top 5 rules and how they can change your business for the better!!
WE ALSO ARE CONTINUING THE "DO THE RIGHT THING SERIES" SO CALL IN AND BE THE STARS!!
Also my co-host this week is Robin Roberts!! No not GMA's Robin but our Colorado Robin...Robin is the president of Pikes Peak National Bank, a locally-owned community bank serving El Paso and Teller counties. She looks at networking as a way to connect two or more people so that they can enhance their business relationships. She co-hosted a radio show about the small business community called, “The Saturday Business Magazine” for a few years and has valuable information for you!! Robin believes that helping in the success of others is the true definition of success.
Saturday Business Magazine: www.saturdaybusinessmagazine.com
This week on our Business on the Edge Lunch Grill. AM 1220 KDOW Business Coach Margaret Jackson will talk about Creative Networking "without" the old 30 second elevator speech that is so outdated. Learn how to network the events that you attend and develop the relationships you really want to advance your business goals.
Tune - In and let's grill it up!
Invested Networking (ROI)
Long Term Relationships and more...
This week on The Networking Diva Hour, we will continue to discuss The Fear Of Networking and how to overcome it and be a Top networker!! How about you-
Do you hate to network, love to network, or something in between??
My co-host as we continue this month on Non-profits with your special needs children in mind will be PlayDate Behavioral Interventions.
Angela Parrish will be joining me. She is a Consultant at PlayDate which is a nonprofit organization providing a full spectrum of services to children with disabilities, including applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy and respite care .
PlayDate’s goal is to provide high quality services to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, they are applying for grants and developing funding mechanisms to offer scholarships for those families who have exhausted all other funding mechanisms.
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To ensure success in 2015, most small businesses don't realize that the process begins long before January1st. Instead, allot of work goes into setting your business up for a running start when the clock strikes 12!! Don't wait; start now with this list of tips for the New Year, New You in Business!!
There are steps you can take if you make time to examine what you have and what you want to have happen in 2015. It is all up to you!!
Listen LIVE this hour as I cover what may make a difference in your small business. Feel Free to call @ 646-478-3651 or Chat on line. You probably have the day off, so grab a latte and join me. It's just you and me this week!!
FTBS is an independent organization funded by members and sponsors who share its vision of advocating and empowering Blacks and others seeking self-empowerment and professional networking. Today, FTBS reaches more than 7,500 business owners, entrepreneurs, and community organizations daily with messages aimed at helping them grow their businesses, one opportunity at a time.
W. Larry Williams is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of FirstThursday Biz Seattle & FirstThursday Jacksonville. He is responsible for leading an elite Team of business professionals who help entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs to successfully realize their dreams of economic prosperity. An extremely successful entrepreneur and business management professional, Larry has a Master’s in Business Marketing, a BA in Journalism and a PH.D. in the hard knocks school of life/business. He has skillfully guided many small and medium sized businesses and non-profits to success through his keen advertising, marketing and business management excellence. He is considered by many as a genius when it comes to niche, target and diverse branding and marketing. His creative and out-of-the box business thinking has helped many clients achieve and become the best in their industries with award winning projects.
Host Lori Wilk interviews one of the founders of the Champion Quest for Leadership and Success Conference and Expo. These stellar and content-filled conferences and expos feature headlining business leaders such as Les Brown and Omar Peru taking to the stage at major stadiums to provide motivational and inspirational, educational sessions.
In addition to these headlining speakers there will be more than 40 other educational sessions held during the two-day event which will bring thousands of people together for education,inspiration, and networking.
Eric will share insights into the making of these mega events . He'll take us behind the scenes as he plans and develops of a line-up of top-notch coaches and motivational speakers who are focused on making a difference in the lives of the business people who are attending. The Champion Quest for Leadership and Success will be held at the SunLife Stadium in Miami on December 11 and 12..
our phone lines will be open during the live broadcast at 347.237.5638. Follow Successipes on Twitter@Successipes.