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Formal networking groups are not for me… Or should they be?

If you want to build up a client portfolio from SMEs or private clients then one of the channels to market you need to seriously explore are formal networking groups. But, BNI (or insert name of any formal business breakfast networking group) is not for me I hear you wail…. it’s too structured for me. …

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LinkedIn: What to do with all these connection requests?

4 tips to get more from LinkedIn I’ve often heard variations of: I’m on LinkedIn and I keep getting lots of connection requests I’m on LinkedIn and I’m not really sure what to do next. I’m on LinkedIn and people I don’t know want to connect with me If you’ve also wondered this, keep reading. …

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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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How to choose your Twitter name

I was reading an excellent article by Mark Lee on how accountants should choose their Twitter name.  It also made me think a little further, and I would like to add some more thoughts to the article. Check your firm’s guidelines Before you merrily start chopping and changing your Twitter name, do check your firm’s guidelines …

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What should I write in my firm’s blog – and how do I decide what to write?

8 ideas to help you blog more easily. Blogs help build new business, but many professionals are put off by not being sure of what to write or where to get the ideas from. How often have you heard comments like: “Writing is easy, thinking of ideas takes too long” “Where will I get ideas …

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How to deliver an after dinner speech which gets you invited back again

Many people fall into the trap of thinking that an after dinner speech is just the same as giving any old presentation. Wrong. An after dinner speech – similar to a best man’s speech – has its own set of rules. Know and work to these rules, and you will be asked back, get these rules wrong, don’t expect to generate any opportunities from your evenings exertions.

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