NETWORKING -Making Your Networking Successful

 

Making Your Networking Successful – in this week’s podcast, I speak to Carol Harris who is the author of Networking for Success 2nd Edition about her book.

 

Over the last 30 years, she has taught vital business skills to help a business grow. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development and a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants. Carol was also was a Director of the Arts Council of Great Britain.

 

Today Carol is an author, corporate trainer and thriving international networking marketing business.
Why did Carol write the second edition of this book, because networking has changed during Covid19 including with online networking? The book is told in a story format that is easy to understand.
Why does Carol believe networking is important for business.
  • It is important to help businesses grow through contacts and associations
  • Learn from people get support and build new contacts.
  • Networking is usually inexpensive

How to network effectively

  • Have a strategy
  • What results do you want to achieve with your networking
  • Be selective with how you spend your time and what events to attend.
  • Choose networking groups that fit with your interests and what you do
  • Networking its very important to schedule a time and follow up on your contacts.
  • As the saying goes the fortune can be in the follow-up.
  • Speak within your comfort zone and skills that you will have the confidence to speak about.
  • Be prepared, about what you are going to speak about.
  • Pick two to three things to speak about.
  • Be calm, breathe and take a pause if you need to think.
  • If you do not know something, tell someone, that you will get back to them about the question after you double-check.
  • Ask questions they get attention.
  • Questions can open conversations.
  • Listen do not just talk.
Establish a point of contact so you can follow up and learn more about the person and their business.

Carols Recommendations for Business to Thrive

  • Do what motivates you
  • Use your time wisely
  • Learn new skills
  • Improve your systems 
  • Remember with the online world it is easy to do business local and global

 

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CAROL HARRIS - CONTACT DETAILS

WEB:    carolharris.uk
PHONE: 07789990358 (text only) (Home)
Sign up for Carol’s Newsletter on Linkedin and her website.
I specialise in helping businesses that provide services, professionals,  health, wellness, local,  and freelancers. Designing, Creating, and  Managing  WordPress Sites. Presenting online workshops 1 to 1 training on zoom. Creating digital content.  The focus of my business is to help businesses to compete in the online space by creating customer-focused content. I really enjoy teaching and helping business owners and their staff understand what to do and how to promote their businesses in the online space.  I have a Podcast which  aim is to support businesses speaking to business owners and experts and also sharing digital content advice.

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