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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.
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.
Check them out @
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
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
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.
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.
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...
To me Networking is making connections with the intention of finding common ground and potentially building relationships! After discussing with some of my successful women entrepreneurs in my Women's group, they all emphasized that the key to their success was , in part, the relationships they had created along the Way!
So Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match...with Networking that is....Find out how.
My co-host for that last half hour as we continue with our information on non-profits that benefit our Special Needs families will be:
Gregory Doan, MSW -Development Manager
424 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Special Kids Special Families
A Nonprofit 501c3 Organization
So mark your calendar to tune in to hear great information that you or someone you may know can use..
Join author, coach and mentor to women in business Sharon Michaels as she shares how to make networking more fun and profitable. Even in our electronic age building a solid business is still about building solid relationships. It is important entrepreneurs make time to get out and meet new people face-to-face. Sharon will share some of her favorite networking success tips. You'll want pen and paper ready to make notes and jot down a few "aha's." It's all about women supporting women in business!
Sharon has been a woman in business for over 25 years - she is a coach to entrepreneurial women, author of empowering books for women, radio host and executive producer of not only this radio show but also Women Enjoying Success radio. Sharon's mission is to empower women to greater personal and professional success.
You'll want to purchase your copy of Sharon's Paperback or Kindle book, 21 Days to Living Your Dreams available on Amazon.com.
Read Sharon's blog - http://WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
Note: As the author and an affiliate of Amazon.com I will receive a commission when you purchase my books.
The Networking Cafe is here to help you SUCCEED!
Share your business, meet new friends and learn cool things!
The Networking Cafe is here to help you SUCCEED!
Share your business, meet new friends and learn cool things! The Networking Cafe promotes our meetings on our online radio show! Promote yourself to our listeners just by attending our meeting! Call 951-445-1677 to put your business on the list of attendees! The Networking Cafe is exploding...
join us on the amazing adventure!
$10 fee (Includes Fresh Coffee and Breads) Childcare available $5
PRE-PAY for your Business Spot on our Website www.thenetworkingcafe.com !
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Join Earl and Hannah for a real conversation on how to get your voice heard in your market without spending a dime! Today there is so much going on with social media, networking events, volunteering, lunches, radio, websites, and advertisements. You could really go broke trying to be everything to everybody. Some years ago it was easy to be seen on Facebook. Today we have all become numb to the posts of others and most often if you are a small business owner it is a source of frustration. It was only a few decades ago that everyone was visiting your Myspace, before that it was easy to be visible on the web. And before that the best source of advertisement was the newspaper or a magazine. Who reads the newspaper anymore? Has society just grown so ADD that no messages are able to get through?
We all go through this from one time to another and we are here to tell you there are keys to being visible and you can start making your plan today! We will discuss all of the above and we will share with you some of the things that we did horribly wrong and some of the things we are doing that are going really right!
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