Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think
Hazel M. Walker
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Learn the secrets to accurately reading between the gender lines, and uncover a new edge for your business—the power to effectively talk business and successfully network with the opposite sex.
if there is a networking opportunity that has value to me, I’ll go. Why? Because I’m the hunter! It’s my job to hunt down money and bring it home to my family. That’s my unwavering responsibility, and the more often I’m seen (visibility), the more people will remember me. The deeper my relationships become because of my tending to them, the more solid my reputation (credibility) becomes. Please understand that I’m not denying the value or importance of advertising. On the contrary, if you’re
use family obligations as a way of justifying not being active or joining groups? Is it possible that they may be just wriggling sideways out of invitations to avoid confrontation? Perhaps they have a hard time making statements like, “No, I just don’t feel that this group would be a good fit for me.” Whether or not this is true and to what degree isn’t clear, but for you women who actually see scheduling as a big hurdle and feel time challenged, I have some ideas that may make it easier for you
how happy they were to get to work on the 18 things I just asked them to do for other people! Even though women understand the cycle of giving before getting, there is a queasy resistance to the asking phase because, as one respondent expressed, “I don’t want people to think that I am giving to them just so they will do something for me.” The asking part of the cycle is difficult to embrace. Oh, if we were only as good at asking others to help us as we are at helping them. He Comments . . .
to put in. Take a look at yourself before you blame others or the group for your lack of referrals or business. Here is a list of four things you should be measuring:1. Time. How much time are you spending in the group or with individuals? A part of good networking is building good relationships. In the world of business networking we build relationships that have a benefit to both sides. Building relationships take time; how much have you invested? 2. Give. How much business have you given to
as much as you would like or feel you need to, you can keep in touch with your associates by putting touch point systems in place. These are time-savers. Sending cards out on a regular basis: Schedule it on your calendar. I have the birthdays of all my family members on my calendar. Not very impressive ... but wait, there is more. I also have scheduled to send a card in the mail to them seven days ahead of time. Are you impressed yet? There’s more. I also have scheduled a shopping day to get the