Being there

‘You know Charlie, it’s tough to take time off work to attend these breakfast meetings.’ I used to hear this phrase a lot during the early days of the Weeklybiz.  Taking time off work? Another popular version was: ‘I can’t afford to spend time away from the job for the sake of an early breakfast.’Continue reading “Being there”

What’s your experience?

There was a time of course when I wasn’t considered an ‘expert’ in anything – least of all publishing. Sure, today the thirty+ years in the industry offer a kind of qualification, reassurance to potential clients. Although I’d never agree to be deemed an expert. Why? Because we’re always learning … and being an expert mayContinue reading “What’s your experience?”

Knowing me, knowing you

Again, I was with a bunch of friends via ZOOM recently, we were discussing the value of LinkedIn and similar online networking platforms. It was more than curiosity that drove me. I understand that some folk view networking as a vessel for new leads while others look for learning, peer affinity. Networking fulfils different needs forContinue reading “Knowing me, knowing you”

You are the pilot

So, twelve months on, working through a global crisis.Another new financial year and I hope this finds you in that same moment of reflection as it does myself because I want to help with what’s to come. My Wish … My wish to you in the forthcoming new financial year is that the right people knowContinue reading “You are the pilot”

I remember you!

Networking works, yet for some, it simply does not. Reputations, integrity through your business community greatly influences your opportunity for success, so there is a little work to do once we decide we’re going to give this networking thing a go … most of us wish to be seen in the best light. I wonder ifContinue reading “I remember you!”

Make it special …

I really don’t know how to pitch the room today, Charlie.  Do as you usually do Tom, and continue the education and enlightenment. Should I tell them about the new business I’m thinking about, after all the presentation is only a couple of minutes and I’ve plenty of the regular business just now, should IContinue reading “Make it special …”

You, want to help me?

Yes Ian, I know someone who can help you with that … My friend had expressed a need for a specific kind of business support. With my offer being anything but extraordinary, I was somewhat taken aback with the reply: You do? But, why would you want to help me? I quickly explained that helpingContinue reading “You, want to help me?”

Do better, follow up

Here’s the story, see if you relate to this … It’s early in the day, the meeting is over and ‘sticky buns’ are present when I ask: So, how is business? Business is great Charlie and I love these networking events, there is always plenty of opportunities. I think I’ve identified one or two potentialContinue reading “Do better, follow up”