I recently stepped down as a co-organizer of the North Texas Happy Neighborhood Project. After nine months in this role, it became very clear that this was neither an effective or efficient way to build and curate strategic relationships.
Often when I talk about strategic networking, people will immediately think of networking events. Their palms will get sweaty as they would rather get a root canal surgery than walk into a room full of strangers. I say strategic relationships because there is no relationship building at a networking event!
I have recently doubled down on my one on ones, referrals and networking. Here are Twelve thoughts on takers and super connectors. What do Kimberly Lloyd, Martin, Alfredo Parra, Armando Ramirez and Jeff have in common? They appear to be takers.
I have attended thousands of networking events and met thousands of people in the twenty-five years since I started out as an entrepreneur. Have you ever felt objectified? Cheated? Or on the other hand controlled? Obviously you have. We as a whole have. We’ve all been within the sight of takers, and some of have …
In starting some reciprocity rings, I had to reevaluate my behaviors and current network. After two weeks of intense self-reflection, reading and conversations with friends, I settled on four areas of importance when it comes to power networking and reciprocity rings.
As a co-host for the Happy Neighborhood Project and in the midst of a pandemic, I’ve been doing a lot more one ones this year, and occasionally I’ve escaped from what could be called “networking confusion and fatigue”
I will be forming two reciprocity rings in Texas. Are you open to learning how this will benefit you and how you can participate? A reciprocity ring is a group gathered for the purpose of members asking for something important for them in their personal or professional lives.
When you build a robust power network, everyone wins. Building a power network with goal and intention is more basic than any other time in recent memory. As per an ongoing Harvard Business Review article, 99 percent of any networking occasion is an exercise in futility. Try to zero in on the one percent that …
An Effective Power Network You may attempt to keep in contact with several customers, clients, and possibilities—yet can you truly state that you have solid associations with them?
How Strategic Are Your Current Relationships? Through the years I have attended over 1,500 networking events, met thousands of people, helped found companies and given more referrals than I can remember. One of the first questions I ask entrepreneurs and networkers is, “What’s your business plan?”