One of the popular ways we're taught to grow our business is via Joint Ventures i.e. you partner with someone that will help you tap into a new pool of customers or expand the services you offer. By partnering with someone you can benefit from their resources and ultimately grow your business. It's a win win situation.
148.7 – The maximum number of social relationships any average human being can handle, according to research by anthropologist Robin Dunbar (1998) and others.
73,395 – The maximum number of people following one person on Twitter.com (right now.)
Houston, we have a problem. Are we wasting our time with social networking?
So you are doing all the right things, you go networking, have a few speaking gigs lined up, send regular newsletters and you are getting clients but it’s in drips and drops and you still feel you have to push way too hard for it. You may be wondering, is that ever going to change?
Well, it can change if you are prepared to step it up a notch (or two). A lot of people underestimate what it takes to build momentum in a business by a long shot.
What is going on ????
Oh and then of course there are the people who avoid networking all together because they are too shy or uncomfortable about doing it.
And that’s a shame. Because I can’t think of an easier and faster way to get clients. In fact over the years networking has been one marketing strategy I could always rely on to get me new clients when I needed them, often instantly, sometimes just a few months down the track.
But you have to be smart about it for it to work. Here are my top five tips for smart networking that pays off (often) instantly in new clients.
Whenever I am working with a group of clients I see patterns emerge. And this last weekend was no different.
I spent three days with an amazing group of clients at my Market your Brilliance 2010 Workshop. And there is one clear theme that I noticed:
I used to do it and I see others doing it: You launch a program, you fill it you make some money from it and then what?
You have to start all over again with a new program and fill that and repeat the whole thing. Then some people want to attend but can’t make the dates so you decide to put the same program on again a few months later.
They are such a joy to work with, often appreciate you the most and get the best results. How would you like more of them? “Yes” I hear you say but “how do I attract more of them?”
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