6 Rookie Networking Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

When I started networking, I was terrible at it. Speaking to strangers felt uncomfortable and I didn’t understand how it could bring value to my business. It took several bad experiences to realize that I’d been my own worst enemy. I had  mistakenly thought that...

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5 Steps to Creating a Networking Strategy

As with any marketing effort, a strategy is required for networking. Networking can easily turn attending random events into making random new acquaintances. In Northwest Arkansas there are a number of valuable and vibrant networking groups and opportunities. However,...

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The Music of Networking

Pastors are often, by nature, networkers.   We seek out people to connect with and build up, it’s what we are born to do. So I don’t know why it never occurred to me to be in a “networking group”. When I moved to NWA to take over a dying church I had a very successful...

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Get Your Name and Face out into the Marketplace

Maybe you are a new business; maybe you are an established small business. You could be one of many entrepreneurs that are looking for an edge. You may be looking for a way to grow your business, and to penetrate your local market. Many sink thousands of dollars in...

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Confessions of an Introverted Networker

As I looked around the room, I realized that I knew everyone there.  And that a year ago, I knew none of them. About three years ago I left the security of a corporate job for the gig life – the no sales, no money, 100% commission existence of a travel consultant –...

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