106 Master Networking Tips

106 Tips to Become a Master Connector provides many great ideas for networking as I am sure — like me — you have a few things you’re not comfortable doing. With 100+ suggestions, there’s bound to be a couple that would come naturally to you.
This blog is a networking tool for me. I’ve met lots of great folks through the blog and blogosphere. I believe in building relationships and blogs make it possible. When readers leave comments, we’re having a conversation and getting to know each other without the pressure of the sale.
Blogging also provides me with another option to substitute cold calling. The sales experts all say that cold calling should almost always be a part of your marketing toolbox. For me, it has the opposite effect as the relay service freaks out a few people.
I don’t like saying, “If you need a writer, please contact me. Who can you recommend that needs writing services?” It feels like a WIIFM (what’s in it for me) situation and that the other person will think that’s all I care about… landing business. Last week, someone who claims to be a writer wrote me and outright asked for writing work. The e-mail hurt more than helped the person because of poor grammar usage. It came across as if I should land all the clients and hand them over. It took seven years to get where I am today.
What are your favorite networking tools?
P.S. Secret note: Happy 18th to Paul. 180!!oo

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.