Category Archives: Networking

How to Get the Most From a Virtual Conference

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While virtual conferences are certainly nothing new, they have undoubtedly skyrocketed in popularity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, travel restrictions, and growing health concerns all but eliminated the ability for businesses and entrepreneurs to hold and attend in-person conferences that were once an integral part of their marketing strategies.  

I personally have spoken at more than 50 virtual meetings, webinars and conferences since May 2020. I want to share with you what I’ve learned both from being a presenter as well as from attendees and conference hosts as to how to make the most of these events.

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How Do I Get People To Talk?

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When I started in business I thought (naively) that if I am good at what I do that word will get around. I have since realized that people don’t spend their time talking about things that are “good.” People don’t find a reason to talk about the things that are supposed to be there (i.e. good marketing, sound investments, good service, good food, etc.). It’s not exciting enough to work into a conversation.

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A Powerful Solution for Giving Your Prospects A Clue About Who You Really Are

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There is a major issue in financial services, and it very
well may be holding you back from getting the new clients you desire. I wonder
if you have recognized it also. When you walk into a business function or
cocktail party and introduce yourself as a financial advisor, the majority of
people will want to get away. Why are advisors so repelling? Shouldn’t you be
attractive based on all the meaningful work that you do in this noble
profession?

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4 Tips to Make Your Holiday Party Profitable!

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It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the season. The truth is that these seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And even if you don’t look at them as a ‘networking event,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You may as well make the most of it!

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What You Need to Be a Great Connector

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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. To be a great connector, however, you don’t need to be the type of person that enjoys these things. You don’t need to be an extrovert at all.

Some successful connectors, who would be classified as introverts, will not enter into a social situation without a plan. They will prepare for those they want to meet.

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