For any professional that is interested in advancing their career networking is an important skill. Depending on your ability to reach out and make lasting connections with many people is one of the easiest ways to advance your position and status. This doesn’t happen by accident and it takes practice to put effective networking into play.
Back in the 1980’s there was a company poised for small business success that came up with a retractable battery cable box. If you were starting your own business this looked like a sure fire idea for business success. For those of us who have used battery cables we know how it seems virtually impossible to put them back in a nice, neat format.
Another fact is that only around 1 % will buy during their first visit, so how can you speak to the 99 % of the visitor later to make a needed impact with the repetition? Normally the sales reaches its peak after the fifth visit.
Ironically, this article was based on the idea of seeing connections – connections between the television show House and the way Dr. House leads and manages his team… with succeeding as a chiropractor and Business connections lessons that could be extracted.
Professional networking has a lot of similarities to dating – which shows you why a lot of people don’t like networking, because let’s face it, dating is hard. But if we look at the similarities, we can also see how to make our networking more effective and ultimately, more fun.
Appreciate Yourself – We all like appreciation. It’s time to be honest with yourself, every week ask yourself whether you have done something worthy to be appreciated, which is significant effects on the progress of your business connections. Feel free to celebrate it.
With any business, you have to put your time and energies into getting things going. Network marketing is no different. If I was a doctor, attorney, or baker, my business would be me. I am the business. If something happens to me, the business closes. With network marketing, my network is my business.
There is a lot more to growing a small business than this short article contains. If you set yourself up correctly from the beginning, or make the appropriate changes to your current business. You will find one of the most personally and financially rewarding things you do is growing a small business.