Right time, right place.

Johannes (Hans) is a friend of mine. I’ve known him my entire career. We’d met during his reign as a celebrated owner of the local patisserie, Hans had one and all visiting for a weekend treat, or brunch stop. That was in my old home town of Sydney, Hans lived there for around 18 yearsContinue reading “Right time, right place.”

Lockdown, reflect

Almost all of us have been subject to change recently. We’ve adjusted to adapt with the new order ‘of things’ in different ways, admittedly some adapting under hugely difficult circumstances, but lockdown does have it’s advantages. For many operating their own business, including myself, these past months of adjustment, pivot and learning have not onlyContinue reading “Lockdown, reflect”

The ‘IN’ crowd

The Inner Circle thing … A guy called Bill was in touch recently and asked whether I could help him sort out with preparation to a press release he was writing. It was issues with  editing he was having trouble with and even though I didn’t yet know him well and given that it’s notContinue reading “The ‘IN’ crowd”

Just a little breathless?

Know how you feel. I must admit, I’ve found the month of January to be challenging. It seems the whole world and it’s partner have shot ‘out of the blocks’ with both barrels blazing, proclamations of help for this, offers of this new product a new system and encouragement for participation in everything else –Continue reading “Just a little breathless?”

Patience is indeed a virtue.

Darren had ‘bought in’ to the commitment of spending time to realise a return on his efforts, so when we met up recently I was pleased to see he was now participating within a vibrant Network Forum, with a determination to help ‘grow’ with the group. ‘How do I give?’ was the question. In shortContinue reading “Patience is indeed a virtue.”

Why people buy people

Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle-call events full of barn-style open bars, coffee meets and the inevitable tub-thumping. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards. Needless to say, traditional networking is not working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It’s time to re-evaluate why people buy people. So let me ask you … are you Networking or Netconnecting? Networking will feed you today. And for some of us, this is why we ‘do’ networking. We know this, but connecting … really connecting and playing the longer game, understanding that properly developed relations is what makes for some amazing and sustainable opportunities that stretch far deeper than simply the one-off business opportunity. So let me ask you … are you Networking for today or Netconnecting?

Go on, tell me you don’t need it.

So unless you are living in a cave and therefore don’t particularly rely on people for your business to grow, then yes, you will need to consider publicity in some shape or form. How you qualify the vast number of options available and implement those that are most suitable for you and your business is keyContinue reading “Go on, tell me you don’t need it.”