Find one or two groups that you are comfortable with. Network effectively. Plan what you want to accomplish, whether it's to promote a sale, connect with certain people, or hand out flyers. Remember it gets easier each time you attend.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Networking - You gotta do it!
Networking- If you're in business you gotta do it.
Most first impressions are made within the first five minutes of meeting someone.Here's an introduction skit that my Massage Therapist friend, Eric Leeds and I did at a networking meeting. Since we're both massage therapists and from New York; he's from Brooklyn, I'm from the Bronx, we came up with this unique 30 second New York style intro for a new network group we attended together. 30 secs is the usual time limit in most meetings.
Networking is invaluable to your success. My business was only a few weeks old when I walked into my first networking meeting. I was scared and timid. but nobody would sense it. I gave myself a self talk from the car to the meeting room, held my head high and walked in the room like I was somebody famous! I love to act! I consoled myself with the thought that if this business failed, I would go into acting.
How do you make networking profitable and enjoyable?
Nina -Ey, how ya doin? Me and Eric here, see we grew up in New York City so we're gonna do our intro NYC style. You got a problem with that Eric?
ERIC- naw I don't have a problem with that. So I'm Eric with Eric's Massage Therapy in Humble
NINA- I'm Nina with Body Logic Massage in Atascocita.
ERIC- If you know what's good for you come see us. Don't make me call my Cousin Vito. We'll rub you out but not in a bad way – You know what I'm talking about?
NINA- You got a problem with stress or pain-we're gonna take care of it for ya- forget about it.
ERIC-We do Deep Tissue, Soft Tissue, Reflexology,sports massage and ear candling.
NINA- What? You'se guys never heard of Ear Candling? Whatsa matter wit you? You got allergies or sinus problems – that candling can eliminate some of that discomfort. Check it out on the website at bodylogic.com
ERIC- eh, We got the whole neighborhood covered. So give us a call, Capice?
NINA- And don't be thinking we took too much time. We got two of us here @ 30 seconds each.
NINA -I'm Nina with Body Logic Massage
ERIC- And I'm Eric with Eric's Massage