I’m thrilled to have acquired Aberdeen Business Network (ABN) from Andrew Smith.
ABN Qten sales intel group member Maggie McManus of VMS Vehicle Hire has recently taken over as the new group manager.
Is every contact important? Yes. Treat everyone with the same respect. We all have good contacts, people that we get on with and have an on-going business relationship with.
A one-way networking conversation isn’t a good one. And the irony is that the better the networker we become, sometimes we actually encourage these conversations. I’ll explain why
It’s very short-sighted if we try to sell to others in the room when we go networking. Not only will we most likely not make a sale, we’ll also miss out on building a relationship with the other person AND their contacts.
If you’ve been to some networking events recently you’ll have picked up on the extra buzz – contacts meeting in person for the first time in 2 years, or meeting contacts in the real world after starting to get to know each other online, as well as all the new contacts that a long break brings
2022 is off to a roaring start for Aberdeen Business Network (ABN), with the addition of Jamie Smith of Phil Anderson Financial Services (PAFS) joining as their 7000th online community member.
Of course we’re going to talk about work when we’re representing our business/organisation at a networking event. However, please remember that talking solely about work isn’t the best way to build work relationships
Any networking organisation/format that’s been running for years will be effective for most of its attendees, otherwise why would they attend?? And networking events give us the chance to develop relationships, so it’s wrong to say that an event/format doesn’t work. However, it may not work best for you compared to other options
Whenever we network we’re trying to do one thing only – develop relationships. And this doesn’t mean only starting new relationships, it also means developing existing relationships. In other words, increasing both the quantity and the quality of our relationships. After all, how can relationships develop if we have one conversation with someone but never a second conversation?