Category Archives: Connectors

Are Introverts Really Better Connectors?

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Are you the type of person who loves to socialize, attend big parties, and network whenever you get the chance? We often assume that those that are the most outgoing and those that exhibit many qualities of an extrovert make the best connectors because they are just naturally good at talking to others. What if I was here to tell you that assumption may be wrong? Here’s why.

Introverts that would be considered successful connectors often will not enter into a social situation without a plan.

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Why are Introverts Better Connectors?

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You might not be the type of person who loves to socialize, attend big parties, and network whenever you get the chance. But to be a great connector, you don’t have to. Successful connectors who would be classified as introverts often will enter into a social situation with a plan for those they want to meet and connect with. And, a plan almost always produces better results than going into a networking event or other meeting just “winging it.” To effectively connect with another person,

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Leslie Grossman: Link Out: Solutions in a Digital World for Old School Success

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Just how important is relationship-building to business, despite it not being part of your job description? A firm believer in relationships and collaboration, Leslie Grossman, author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, speaks of the importance of face-to-face communication today.

She talks about her book “Link Out”, which has her findings on the best ways to connect with people in order to further your business and career. She discusses as well what she discovered to be the common factor most successful women have.

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Meridith Elliott Powell: Secrets for Getting Others To Create Opportunities for You

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In today’s interview, hear from Meridith Elliott Powell, a business strategist, keynote speaker, and award-winning author who was voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch.

Listen as she talks about how she worked her way up from an entry-level position to becoming a notable C-Suite executive whose career expands over several industries. She also explains how she rose up the ranks not through drive alone, but through connections and strategic sacrifices.

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Most People Get Networking Wrong – Are You Winning or Losing at Networking?

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In general, networking to increase sales quickly can often be a frustrating undertaking. It seems, the more hungry you are for the sale, the less effective your networking activities will prove to be. Many professionals join their local Chamber of Commerce or business-networking group, and are initially excited at the prospects. But the unfortunate reality is that these groups often don’t live up to expectations; so we quit and look for another way to drive sales to our business.

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