Two Birds With One Stone (City Center Chapter)

On April 10, 2012, the City Center Chapter spent it’s lunchtime preparing, serving and cleaning up lunch at the YWCA family homeless shelter.  For those who participated, it was considered their Lunch Bunch for the month, effectively allowing them to do good and fulfill a Chapter obligation.  Member, Marie Trudeau proclaimed it, “a fun, fulfilling event.” The City Center Chapter plans to do this on a quarterly basis.

Member’s Custom Building Featured In Article

Travis Ketron of Ketron Custom Builders and member of the Granville Chapter contributed to an article in the April 8, 2012  issue of Newark Advocate. The article “Universal Design, Universal Appeal” can be read HERE.

Travis can be reached by phone at (740) 587-4442 or via email at travis@ketroncustombuilders.com

AmSpirit Rx (It’s Not What You Know)

It is not what you know, but whom you know. Knowing someone, however, is not enough. You need to nurture the relationships with those you know.

 

 

 

 

WHY JUST BE IN YOUR NETWORK WHEN YOU COULD OWN YOUR NETWORK?

Consider a franchise withAmSpirit Business Connections.

  • Highly Affordable, With A Great ROI … And,
  • Dovetails With Existing Business or Profession … And,
  • Enhances Your Professional Presence Within The Community

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A Better Presence Means A Better Network

A Better Presence Means A Better Network

Effective professional networking is about building know, like and trust in your relationships. This is not a function of skills and techniques. Rather, you improve these networking relationships when you focus on your attitudes and habits.

What attitudes and habits improve your PRESENCE (how the world sees you)?  Presence is the impression you leave on others through in-person contact or communication. Here are some thoughts from Foundational Networking by Frank Agin, founder and CEO of AmSpirit Business Connections:

  • When used appropriately, humor will make people comfortable around you.
  • Always look for more in your life – both personally and professionally. Be the person working toward and expecting to achieve something wonderful. Others want to associate with potential more than a glorious past.
  • To energize others, give them a vision of where you are headed and how they are part of it.
  • Set examples of action and effort. Others are drawn to the benefit this could mean for them.
  • Always want more, but accept the circumstances and situation that life has given you. Accepting your circumstances makes others more comfortable in associating with you.
  • Work to find good qualities in people and adopt the attitude of wanting to like them. People want to be liked and want to associate with those who do like them.
  • Take an interest in others and work to make them feel comfortable around you. People are naturally attracted to those who make them feel comfortable.
  • Elements of good sportsmanship, you set a wonderful example that elevates your presence. People want to associate with a good sport whether or not things are going well. So be one.
  • Project on the outside a true reflection of your inside. Give a consistent view of you.
  • People want to associate with happy people. Think about things that make you happy and keep a smile on your face. Remember, a cheerful disposition will draw others to you.
  • Take pride in who you are and what you do. But, remember to be humble enough to recognize that everyone adds value to the world. People want to associate with those who have an appreciation of them.
  • All that you are (or are not) is simply a function of your achievements and failures. Do not be afraid to acknowledge your failings. This candor will draw others to you.

80/20 Marketing (Tracking Your Marketing Dollars)

  Are you following the 80/20 rule?  i.e. 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients.  How are you continuing communication which this 20%?  E-Mail Newsletters, social media, birthday and holiday cards, and yes, even phone calls….all allow you to ‘touch’ this group often.  Don’t be too pushy here…just let them know that you appreciate their business and referrals are always welcome.

Contributed by Dan Elbaz, of Reach Local and member of the Atlas Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections. You can reach Dan at (614) 359-0809 or via email at dan.elbaz@reachlocal.com.

Dan Elbaz  Internet Marketing Consultant
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700 Taylor Rd. | Suite 220 | Columbus, OH  43230

Business Card Distribution

You should endeavor to take good care of your business cards by keeping them clean and crisp in a cardholder and never giving away cards that are bent or damaged. Additionally, when you give someone your business card, you should give them a couple at a time.  This will empower people to distribute your business cards to others or maintain your cards in multiple locations.

Adhere To The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule of Networking is “Give First Get Second.”  That being said, if you want to get more from your network you need to focus on giving more to it.

 

WHY JUST BE IN YOUR NETWORK WHEN YOU COULD OWN YOUR NETWORK?

Consider a franchise with AmSpirit Business Connections.

  • Highly Affordable, With A Great ROI … And,
  • Dovetails With Existing Business or Profession … And,
  • Enhances Your Professional Presence Within The Community

CLICK HERE for more details. Contact Frank Agin (frankagin@amspirit.com) or visit www.amspirit.com for details.