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8 tips to help you spend less time networking but more time winning business

With the current situation causing millions of people to have to work from home, it can be very easy to fall prey to the uncertainty and upheaval and to become stagnant with it all. As well as the negative impact on productivity, it can also be very easy to believe that there’s no point in …

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The 4 Best Business Networking Books for Lawyers and Accountants

Both networking and self-improvement are crucial to successful business development, but with so many sources of information and so little time, many business owners don’t know where to start. Do you need help with networking? Perhaps you’re an introvert and you tend to avoid it or you’re a social butterfly and you want to know …

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How to build a solid networking plan to save time when networking (in just 5 steps!)

Do you feel like your networking efforts are just meaningful conversations which go absolutely nowhere? Do you know how each networking event will help you achieve your personal and professional goals? Do you know how to use social media to win work and make valuable connections? The key to networking effectively is to have a …

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Business networking tips for accountants (7 ways to save you heaps of time!)

Ahh…networking. It’s both the key to success yet one of the biggest drains on time, time that most professionals don’t have to spare. So what are your choices: put networking off to spend time on tasks that give you an instant return on investment or dedicate the necessary time to deepening existing connections and creating …

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12 tips for introverts from an introvert who wrote a best-selling book on networking

Did you know that between one-third to half of all people are introverts? This is quite ironic because, if like me, you are more introverted, it can often feel like you are the only person in the room that is shy or terrified of starting that first conversation. When it comes to networking, there is …

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7 tried and tested business networking tips for lawyers which are real time-savers

To network or not to network. That is the question. Yet, even though many professionals know the answer to this question, they still don’t do it anyway. Why, because of time (or lack thereof). When the success of a law firm depends on maintaining and expanding relationships with existing clients and attracting new ones, networking …

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The ultimate guide to building a pipeline of new work by networking effectively

Although networking can be one of the biggest time wasters for accountants, lawyers and consultants, it is one of the tools that makes up an effective business development strategy. If done right, networking can be invaluable to growing a partner-sized client portfolio. But many professionals (lawyers, accountants and consultants) want to know how do you …

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Email vs phone call: which is better to use when staying in touch with your network

You know you need to stay in touch with someone in your network. The challenge is email vs phone call? This article aims to answer the question of when it is right to email and when is it right to pick up the phone and make a call. Email vs phone call: Why the dilemma? …

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The ultimate guide to balance client work and networking (even if you have a large deal on)

As a junior professional you always have drummed into you that client work always comes first. That’s fine when you are a junior professional. But what happens when you need to grow a partner-sized client portfolio AND still hit high chargeable time targets? Or if you are a new partner and if you don’t do …

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Asking for referrals: When not to do it (hint: many of us do this without realising)

Recently I have had some online conversations with people I’ve only just met. These conversations have gone very badly. All because of one small thing. They without knowing me at all asked me for a referral. Although to be fair, they probably didn’t realise they were doing this. Something which Ivan Misner calls premature solicitation. …

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