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Women are starting businesses more than ever and women seem to attend a lot of networking meetings. However, I wonder if women really know what it means to network and how powerful it can be?
I say this because many business women share with me that they often don't get return calls when trying to connect with the women they met at networking events and when they do, it's all about buy their product or join their company. Now, there's nothing wrong with sharing information about your products or services, but a relationship should be established first. Don't you think?
Networking shouldn't be just about getting business cards and looking for the sale right away. It should be about helping one another, creating win-win relationships and asking yourself the question, "How can I contribute my expertise". Not only does this help in building credibility, but it also shows your sincerity to participate and give as well as take.
So, I ask the question: What Does Business Networking Mean to You?
Experience A Power Group Meeting with Just 5 People!
I have been so encouraged by the many replies to the topic of networking. I was recently invited to participate in a private "power group" networking event with 4 other women (non-competitive) in a roundtable fashion.
The exchange of help, resources and support was incredible. We each left with exchanging 5 things that we could help each other with in two weeks time and then we'll convene for an accountability session. So, I would like to share how you can get your own power group going:
1. Identify 4 other women that are non-competitive and compliment your business
2. Call each one and ask them if they would be willing to be in a private "power networking group" for a period of 30 days.
3. Your group can meet via teleconference or in person
4. During your meeting, as the facilitator you would explain the rules of the group (see rules below)
Please let me know if you have questions, I'll be happy to answer. This is a power way to network when everyone is committed!
Business Success Coach
Founder, Women About Biz
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