Avoid disappointments. Give more time

Developing the relationships through networking is important it is the foundation of success. Most of us are aware of this although there comes a time when we need to step back and think: ‘Is the relationship i value really a priority for my network colleagues?’ I’ve had my own personal experiences with supposed allies, friendsContinue reading “Avoid disappointments. Give more time”

Look after your mates

    The one topic that the referral handbooks don’t cover is the question of … internal disputes. When partnerships fail and the rogue is uncovered … the apple-cart tips! As a referral partner, should I shout about it? Whisper the warnings? Maybe report the offending operator as a dud and not worthy of anyoneContinue reading “Look after your mates”

Networking or Netconnecting?

Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle-call events full of barn-style open bars, pizza and a mingle coffee meets and the inevitable gathering tub-thumpers … Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches forContinue reading “Networking or Netconnecting?”

Shut that door – the Hunter again!

Looking to nullify the effect of the inevitable “Hunter” present in your Network Forum? Here are just a few more tips from our series of … How to combat the sales-hungry ‘Matt Le-Fatt’ type… As in earlier post, Matt Le-Fatt is our fictitious ever-present shark-hunter type. A not unusual species and often seen circulating evenContinue reading “Shut that door – the Hunter again!”

The BIG – A. Ambition or Apathy?

Attitudes are contagious Which attitude is prevalent in your network forum? Easy or edgy, positive or negative, go with the flow or grow with inspiration? If you find the attitude is not right, then how do you turn it around? As people-persons we all need a reality check at times, because it is easy toContinue reading “The BIG – A. Ambition or Apathy?”

Attitude meets diversity

Without doubt professional variety plays an important part of our network. Without variety there would be a particularly dull meeting, this is why we invite our guests. The same can be said for attitude … and when the positive attitude mixes with diversity the magic of word of mouth referral has the potential to bringContinue reading “Attitude meets diversity”