Networking

6 essential questions to answer if you want a steady stream of referrals from your network

How to get referrals from your network Confidence is essential if you want to establish a good pipeline of work via referral from your network. But the question is how to get referrals from your network? However, you often only get the confidence when the work starts to come through by referral. It’s the age …

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10 Tips for Working the Room

There are many articles out there on how to grow your business via face-to-face and on-line networking. However, there are not many articles that go into detail about how you ‘work a room’ at a face-to-face networking event. Let’s face it, face-to-face networking can be very daunting. There are many simple ways that you can …

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8 essential tasks before a conference to maximise the return on your time investment

Attending conferences means a large time commitment from you. Often one which your billable time targets can’t afford. However, hard-to-reach decision makers and incredibly well-placed introducers often attend conferences. Being there as well may be your best chance to meet these people face-to-face. With planning, a big conference may turn into the only big business development …

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5 things every job seeker needs to know about using social networking to find your next job

Autumn St. John is the content manager for Position Ignite, a website which offers a more inspiring, fun, insightful and creative approach to career support. In this blog post she looks at using social networks to job hunt. It’s a nice idea: getting a new job, or at least an interview, from the comfort of your own …

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5 ways to tweet your way to referral success

To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question? With apologies to Shakespeare, that is the question, which many accountants and lawyers are pondering. Is Twitter a waste of time or a serious business marketing tool? In my opinion, and that of the managing partner with whom I was lunching yesterday, the answer is …

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Have you ever mapped out your ideal network?

Whenever I run a networking workshop I always ask my delegates to literally map out their ideal network. I find that this exercise really helps delegates focus on WHO they want to meet, and how these people are going to help them achieve their business and career goals. This may sound rather calculating or manipulative. …

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Is LinkedIn a numbers game

I’ve often wondered whether LinkedIn is a numbers game. My networking methodology and philosophy is firmly centred in relationship management. So, surely LinkedIn should be used to deepen and strengthen relationships rather than building up a large number of connections? But I see others talking about how LinkedIn is a numbers game. With nearly 1000 connections on Linkedin,   I …

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Don’t forget to check your appearance before you go out – both physically and virtually

In all honesty, I’m not quite sure how many seconds it takes for someone to form an often lasting first impression of you. All I know is the answer is not very many. Most people when they go out networking are used to checking their appearance before they leave. Well, if you are like me …

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