Networking Can Help You Realize Your Dreams, Part 6

ALSO: Read Donna Fisher’s full-length interview from April 2002, No One Is Working — How Do I Network Now?

Networking Can Help You Realize Your Dreams
By Catherine Wright

People were not designed to work as islands. We work best with others on our life team. It’s through others that we see our own greatness. It’s the encouragement of others that has let me get to the blue sky when all I could see were the clouds. Continue reading

Networking Can Help You Realize Your Dreams, Part 5

Ellen Volpe, president, American Business Associates

1. This is the time of year to express gratitude. Take inventory and communicate your feelings. This does not have to be an expensive proposition. People want to feel appreciated, and it feels good to pass it along. Informal get-togethers add to the sense of community and give you an opportunity to develop more rapport. Be outgoing and interested in other people. Ask them about themselves and learn something new. This is also a great time to analyze your database. Reconnect with great customers, prospects, and referral sources with whom you may have lost touch. Spend your social capital, and it will pay you dividends. Continue reading