WLTM … ROFL

Hear that? I’d been summoned, that familiar contraption by my side hails me. ‘Pinged’ again. I’d just been ‘messaged,’ ‘alerted,’ ‘distracted,’ with an enquiry through social media. The diversion had come from Murray, he was wanting to know a little more of what ‘it’ was all about. How he might share in this referral networkContinue reading “WLTM … ROFL”

you, me, collaboratively …

Collaboration is a much anticipated and at the same time, such an overlooked benefit to networking. What happens though, when things don’t quite go to plan? Been there? You know it don’t you? Initially, there is the excitement of working with and learning all about a potential collaborative partner, someone who can contribute to your projectsContinue reading “you, me, collaboratively …”

The process, al fresco

I enjoy times in the garden. Family, a cool drink, good food. It’s several years living where I am now in Northumberland and during that time I’ve had the use of three cookers, three BBQ’s. One of those was a store-bought item, the usual piece of soft metal and Allen keys, combined with plastic andContinue reading “The process, al fresco”

Why finding referrals is like a game of tennis. (Almost.)

Some of us find it easy to generate meaningful referrals. Others? Well, they find this not quite so easy. Take your game of tennis. It’s booked well in advance, you know your opponent and so in the interests of a good competitive match you study the form, watch his/her game and assess your chances comeContinue reading “Why finding referrals is like a game of tennis. (Almost.)”

All I’m looking for …

All I’m looking for is the same as everyone else Charlie. More business, I’m looking for more interest in what I have to offer. So what are you doing about that Ben? OK, I’m online, I’m so social it’s become anti-social! I’m taking pics with my right hand and posting with my left. Likes, retweets,Continue reading “All I’m looking for …”

Faith in me

Mike and I have faith in a similar business field. I’m committed to spending my time building professional networks, I’m told that I’m good at what I do, my experience over the years has brought out the best in others and although it’s business at the sharp end, real ‘trenches stuff,’ it’s hugely satisfying. TodayContinue reading “Faith in me”

Let’s refer you

‘Good timing.’ I uttered as mince pies arrived along with our guest for the morning, Stephen. Stephen is a likeable fellow, he’d been recently made redundant from a local research firm when he called to attend our meeting. We were about to hear his plan for the business going forward: ‘I know what I’m goingContinue reading “Let’s refer you”

December, morning coffee…

It was a typically dark, cold December morning and I was more than pleased when Natasha (and coffee) arrived, just as I surveyed the setting for today’s business over breakfast. We wouldn’t be alone for long though, as approaching headlights suggested the first of our company this morning were on their way. Nice and earlyContinue reading “December, morning coffee…”

Better together

  Bob arrived, pulled up a chair and reclined with a cup of what appeared to be hot chocolate … ‘So, what do you say, Bob? I asked.’ ~ “Getting good players is easy. Getting those good players to play together is the hard part.”  It’s so true don’t you think? A quote by CaseyContinue reading “Better together”