Power Networking For Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving From Shy to Sly!

Tips & techniques for improving your business networking effectiveness.
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Rae Stonehouse - Follow-up is Everything! Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Follow-up is Everything! Power Networking Tips & Techniques. It can be a great feeling when coming home from a networking event and looking at the stack of business cards you have collected. You even spoke at length to many of the card-donators. Some, it can be a little difficult to recall who they actually were. “Now was he the tall fellow with the bad hair piece …. or was he…?”
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Rae Stonehouse - For a Good Time Call ... : Power Networking Tips & Techniques
For a Good Time Call ... : Power Networking Tips & Techniques. I am sure that most of us have heard of the practice of reading a message scrawled on a public restroom wall of “For a good time call …” There is a usually a phone number accompanying the message. In all likelihood the individual mentioned is not aware of the advertising being done on their behalf nor would they likely agree with it. More than likely it was scrawled by an adolescent male ...
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Rae Stonehouse - Serendipidy Isn't a Plan! Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Serendipidy Isn't a Plan! Power Networking Tips & Techniques. I’ve often heard it said in reference to “self-help” books … “If you get only one gem or a useful tip from a book it makes all of your reading time worthwhile.” While that may be true, it can have you spending a lot of time with your nose in a book.
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Rae Stonehouse - So What's Your Story? Power Networking Tips & Techniques
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Rae Stonehouse - Johnny Appleseed Knew What He Was Doing: Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Johnny Appleseed Knew What He Was Doing: Power Networking Tips & Techniques. Legend has it that Johnny Appleseed traveled the American countryside spreading apple seeds randomly, everywhere he went. In fact, according to Wikipedia, he planted nurseries rather than orchards, built fences around them to protect them from livestock, left the nurseries in the care of a neighbor who sold trees on shares, and returned every year or two to tend the nursery.
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Rae Stonehouse - Too Shy to Network? Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Too Shy to Network? Power Networking Tips & Techniques. Sound familiar? “Do your hands start sweating and your legs shake with the thought of having to not only attend a business networking session but actually talk to people?” “Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of rejection when you are at a business networking event?
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Rae Stonehouse - You Get Back What You Give: Power Networking Tips & Techniques
You Get Back What You Give: Power Networking Tips & Techniques. I recently noticed the often used saying “You Get Back What You Give” written in large letters on a roadside display board at a local church. Perhaps they are stating the obvious but then one’s base personality of being an optimist or a pessimist might come into play. Do you see the world as one of opportunity or as one of danger and threats?
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Rae Stonehouse - Become a Thought Leader: Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Become a Thought Leader: Power Networking Tips & Techniques. Wikipedia defines a thought leader as being an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. Would being recognized as a leader in your field or in your business make a difference to your bottom line?
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Rae Stonehouse - Be the Red Car: Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Be the Red Car: Power Networking Tips & Techniques. At a recent networking event I made comment to a woman that since having met her within the past year I was starting to see her at a lot of different events. She replied “Yeah me too. You are the red car!”
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Rae Stonehouse - Power Networking Secret Revealed!
Power Networking Secret Revealed! Okay, if you are thinking that is a pretty bold statement to make, I would agree with you. Any time that you see the words “secret” and “revealed” together in the same sentence, I would advise caution. It is usually followed by a request for payment for the content of the secret to be revealed to you. I am going to reveal the secret to you for free, after all, it was given to me at no charge. The secret to being a power networker is …
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Rae Stonehouse - How Different Are You Really From Your Competitors
How Different Are You Really From Your Competitors? A common challenge to small business owners is in creating a brand and promotional material to set you apart from the competition. Enter USPs, taglines & slogans. This article will focus on the differences and how to utilize them to your advantage.
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Rae Stonehouse - Business Events Due Diligence
Business Events Due Diligence. Having organized hundreds of events and promoted thousands, it never ceases to amaze me that many of the events that I see posted are very lean on details. As an attendee to any event you play a big part in the success of the event. If nobody registers in advance, the event is in danger of cancelling. Everyone loses in that scenario assuming that there was value in the event in the first place.
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Rae Stonehouse - How High Does Your Elevator Go?
How High Does Your Elevator Go? The buzzword for conducting business effectively in the new millennium may very well prove to be “networking.” In turn, the key element of a networking interaction is the elevator pitch or elevator speech as some would call it. We used them as children … “you show me yours and I’ll show you mine!” Well perhaps not quite the same but at its essence it’s an opportunity to show your stuff and to learn about the other person. Assuming they follow the rules of course.
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Rae Stonehouse - I would like to introduce … Power Networking Tips & Techniques
I would like to introduce … Power Networking Tips & Techniques. A common anxiety-producing situation in a shy networker is when a third or more persons join the conversation and it falls upon them to introduce everyone. Who do you introduce first? Do you use first and last names? Are you required to provide collateral information about each of the people that you introduce?
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Rae Stonehouse - Top 15 Networking No-No’s: Power Networking Tips & Techniques
Top 15 Networking No-No’s: Power Networking Tips & Techniques. Throughout my publications I have provided tips & techniques to help improve your networking effectiveness. I thought it would be interesting and perhaps entertaining to take a look at the subject from a different perspective i.e. what you really shouldn't do.