Thrive! TV Tip ~ Are you too nice when you network?

Thrive! TV Tip ~ Are you too nice when you network?

  Women are too relational when we network; we need to be more transactional like men. [new_line] Have you heard this? This conclusion is based on the many studies done to exemplify the difference in men and women in business. Apparently, we are too nice when we network and never ask for what we want. [new_line] You know, as much as I don’t like saying this – I think there is some truth in it. So often the women I network with want to have a nice chat over a cup of tea, and that’s wonderful because  we all need those at times. But if I am building my business and I know what my time costs my business, there has to be some objective behind it. I’m not suggesting we get all mercenary here and sell hard – in fact quite the opposite. You need to enter these meetings with an objective, an objective that will help your business.[new_line] For instance, I had a fabulous follow up meeting with an interior designer. My objective was to understand more about the networks and clubs she belonged to in London. We had a great meeting and she gave me the name of a network she was involved in. The brilliant thing about what was I then was asked to speak at their meeting, and I found some new clients.[new_line] Your Action: Next time you are networking and have a one on one follow up meeting, before you do, create an objective for the meeting? What would you like to know that this person could help you with that may help...
Thrive! TV Tips ~ Are you always being your best self?

Thrive! TV Tips ~ Are you always being your best self?

  Come on be honest – are you always being your best self when you are working? [new_line] Ask yourself this – would you work in the same way if you knew you had a camera crew watching or your biggest customer? [new_line] Imagine how different you would work if you did have a customer by your side every minute of every day – what would you do differently? [new_line] Would you be more organised, tidier, have a back up system in place? Would you have more systems in place or would you have a different attitude? Would you be more professional in your day-to-day actions and ultimately start running your business like a business?[new_line] Your Action: This week imagine that you have film crew following you around as you work. Go on, really imagine it – take note of how you are behaving. What are you doing differently and what impact are you having?[new_line] Would you like a weekly burst of momentum delivered straight into your in box? Simply click on the button below, we’ll send you the latest tip each week! Sign me up for weekly Thrive!...
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