THE NETWORKING EDGE KIT FOR CONSULTANTS
How to turn those handshakes into lifelong clients & friends.
Video coach in a bottle | Online and On Target
Let’s be honest: networking (and especially talking to strangers) can be excruciating. Well, it doesn’t have to be! I’ve spent the past 20 years studying & testing networking strategies over and over and over again. I know what works, and I can’t wait to share it with you. No more embarrassing moments! You’ll learn how to get them at “Hello” and turn handshakes into lifelong clients & friends.
Why it Works: It’s by recruiters & consultants | It’s proven | It’s step by step | It’s easy & Inspiring
Short (2-3 min) videos | Easy exercises | Examples, Scripts, & Templates | From A to Z
In this online course, you will learn
Whether reaching out over the phone, email or social media your approach should be the same: focus first on who they are, and what they might want or need from you BEFORE you think about what you can get from them. In other words … why should they help you? What might entice them to want to connect with you? After that, go out of your way to find common ground. Some good connecting points are mutual connections, career, college, former employers, volunteer & community activities and hobbies)
I often get asked, "How can I know if my personal brand + reputation are solid?" Here are 5 very good indications that you've not only built a strong brand ... but that you're also doing a good job when it comes to networking / promoting your brand.
Lessons: Welcome, What to expect, Get a Good Plan, The High Impact Networking Planner, Rally the Troops, & Think before you speak
Networking scripts that work
Whether reaching out over the phone, email or social media your approach should be the same: focus first on who they are, and what they might want or need from you BEFORE you think about what you can get from them.
Lessons: A few things to remember …, Set your stage for success, Immediate network of friends, family, service provider, neighbor, etc., Alumni / former colleagues, & Professional associations (New people in the same association)
Harness the power of LinkedIn
Harness the power of LinkedIn to build and nurture your network, stay abreast of industry trends, become an industry leader yourself, and chart your next move. When it comes to networking, don’t forget: give more to get more! Confused?
Lessons: LinkedIn Lucky Checklist, 9 Tips for Taking a Great LinkedIn Photo, LinkedIn Profile Booster, Daily 8 LinkedIn Action Plan, Easy Ways to Network every Day, & Recap wrap
Ready To Network
“The key to networking is to stop networking. Nobody wants to have a ‘networking conversation’ ... especially those who are at the highest levels of business and politics. They are hungry for real conversations and real relationships. It just has to be authentic, genuine and sincere.” -Rich Stromback (global networker & maven)