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Successful Networking

Congratulations, you’ve joined a networking group.  You get to come in once a week and the referrals will be dropped in your lap…Wouldn’t that be great? It takes time and effort to become part of a sales team.  When you first join TEAM, we ask that you start with getting to know everyone by having […]

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Networking as a Way to Build Your Business

Start paying attention to the way you develop the network of people that you’re working with. It isn’t so much the number of people you come into contact with, although that is important, but what’s really, truly “Relationship Marketing’ or networking that will GET referrals for your business really is about making a connection to […]

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5 Tips for Networking on a Budget

by Erin Greenawald There are few things I hate in this world, but two of them unfortunately tend to go hand-in-hand: networking and spending a lot of money. Think about it: Between paying for events and paying dues for professional associations, buying drinks for all the people you ask to one-on-one networking meetings and buying yourself drinks […]

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Don’t Overuse Your Network

by Susan RoAne How Do We Know If We Are Overusing Our Network? Generally, if the thought even crosses your mind…it’s a sign that you are. Problem is that many who are the overusers…are clueless and need to listen, watch and intuit signals and clues. Warning Signs Tone Of Voice If you hear that tone that […]

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5 Quick Tips for More Confident Networking

By Ariella Coombs Networking with strangers can be a terrifying experience for many people, especially when it’s in-person. What do you say? What if you’re awkward? What if you don’t make a good first impression? Related: 9 Tips For Becoming A Successful Networker Don’t worry – prepare! Check out these quick tips for more confident networking from […]

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9 Habits that Lead to Terrible Decisions

Laziness – This shows up as a failure to check facts, to take the initiative, to confirm assumptions, or to gather additional input. Basically, such people are perceived to be sloppy in their work, and unwilling to put themselves out. Not Anticipating Unexpected Events – It is discouraging to consistently consider the possibility of negative […]

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Networking Pt. 2

Set a goal to meet five or more new people at each event. Whenever you attend a group, whether a party, a mixer or an industry luncheon, make a point of heading straight for people you don’t know. Greet the newcomers (they will love you for it!). If you don’t make this goal a habit, you’ll […]

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Networking Pt. 1

The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any entrepreneur can have. How else will you meet the clients and contacts necessary to grow your business? But many people are put off by the idea of networking, thinking it requires a phony, glad-handing personality that oozes insincerity. Nothing could be farther from […]

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