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,
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.
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.
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.
How can you fast track your career and perceived as a valuable asset in your organization?
Let Emilia Dimenco answer those questions for you.
As the President and CEO of Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Emilia talks about the various support they offer to several types of businesses.
Having a successful 30-year career in the financial services, Emilia shares her experience in investment banking and the value of sponsorship in accelerating her career – from being an intern into becoming a leader in various financial organizations.