In Networking, It’s Hard To Get (EPS 210)

Frank Agin, author and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, discusses an article from the May-June 2020 issue of Psychology Today: Why Is It Hard To Accept Kindness (John Amodeo, Ph.D. and author of Dancing with Fire).

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Seven Seconds To A Better, More Productive Network (EPS 492)

Leadership communication expert, Lynne Franklin draws on neuro-science to help you avoid networking mistakes and connect better one-on-one and in groups. Learn more at https://yourwordsmith.com/

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Profitable Conversations … On Social Media (EPS 491)

Digital marketing strategist Jennifer Elia shares how relationships from social media (and not merely vanity metrics) creates actual currency. Reach out to her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferanneelia/

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Why Your Network Might Not Being Telling You The Truth (EPS 490)

Frank Agin shares about the notion of preference falsification (the act of misrepresenting one’s wants under perceived social pressures), as it happens daily in your personal and professional life.

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Powering Up Your Networking Prowess (EPS 142)

Powering Up (EPS 142): Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, draws on scientific research to show that you can improve your personal presence by simply adopting the proper posture.

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440) Get First Sometimes

Get First Sometimes

If you’re a student of networking, then you’ve likely heard the Golden Rule. If not, here goes: The Golden Rule of Networking says, “Give First, Get Second.” In a nutshell, those who are highly proficient at building relationships know that they need to do things for other people and then simply trust that good things will come back to them at some point in time.

From time to time, however, someone you’ve never done anything for does something for you. That’s okay. The Universe is not out of whack. It’s likely that all your prior “giving” efforts have made their way back to you. In essence, fate has simply shined on you. Graciously thank them for what they have done. Then make an effort to learn how you can add value to them. And finally make a mental note to keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to serve them.  


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440) Get First Sometimes

Get First Sometimes

Humans are hard wired for self-preservation. That is, you’re geared to steer clear of potential dangers and protect yourself at all costs. In many respects, this is a good thing. It’s largely kept mankind safe and thriving for literally eons.

This is good, but beware. Sometimes that instinct can undermine your relationships. How? When things in your life don’t work out, that impulse to safeguard yourself can lead you to blame others for the misfortunes you encounter.

No doubt, other will wrong you or simply makes mistakes. But before you lash out (whether inward or outward), think through the situation. What could you have done differently to avoid it?

No, this does not excuse a mistake or misdeed, but it allows you to get a grip on your emotions. This will help you move forward in a mature, professional manner. And that will ensure you continue to win people over in your relationships.


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438) Network Like A Boy Scout

Network Like A Boy Scout.

In his book Who Do You Need To Meet, professional speaker Rob Thomas reveals that achieving his Boy Scout Eagle Badge taught him the value of community, relationships and service.

He shares, “That training inspired me to become a civic-minded adult. I discovered that if my goal is to meet more people and have them know me better, the easiest way is to volunteer and really become involved.”

Thomas continues to make the point that when you come out of your corner of the world to volunteer, you find yourself shoulder to shoulder with people who share your passion for something. Likewise, they’ve also come out of their corner of the world to serve too.

So, if you want a “feel good” way to get yourself networked, find a charity, organization or initiative you’re passionate about. Then offer up your time, talent and conviction to make a difference. As Thomas might term it, network like a boy scout.


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Networking Via A Prospect Boomerang (EPS 489)

Dr. Ben Spears and Matt Vigh share how they use networking to help real estate brokerages attract top agents as well as created the number one real estate recruiting podcast. Learn more at https://prospectboomerang.com/

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437) Getting Involved

Getting Involved

To be successful in any business or profession, you cannot just hole-up in front of your computer and work the phone. You need to shower up, brush your teeth, and get out amongst people. Find groups and organizations to join.

Know this, however, you cannot just belong. You cannot just be in the community. You cannot just be in the Chamber. You cannot just be part of the Church. You cannot just belong.

To develop strong relationships – you know, build know, like, and trust – you must get involved. Roll up your sleeves (actually or figuratively) and lend a hand. Be an officer in a group. Be a committee member of an organization. Be something (anything) more than just a name on a membership roster.

By doing so, you raise your level of exposure. And you demonstrate your level of commitment to something more than just you. When you do these things, others will not be able to help but know, like, and trust you.


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