Isar Meitis – E-Tribe Leader (Expedition Networking) – EPS 255

Explore how Isar Meitis used relationships to go from being an F-16 pilot in the Israeli military to a US-based corporate executive to a serial entrepreneur. More at https://www.theetribe.com/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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From Small Talk To Networking Success

From Small Talk To Networking Success

Let’s face it … small talk has a bad reputation. But what many do not realize is how to move from small talk to networking success. The bad reputation probably dates back to the continual chiding our mothers did relative to talking with strangers.

While her warnings were intended to protect us as children from those who would prey on our innocence, we are no longer kids. We are big boys and girls. We operate in the grown-up world where strangers become good friends, great clients, and even reliable vendors.

Even still, however, small talk gets a bad rap. Far too often people see it as idle chitchat that has no productive value in the professional world.

Understand this. Our entire personal and professional worlds are formed and held firmly together by networking. And small talk plays a big part in successful networking.

Michelle Myrter – Certified BANK Coach (Expedition Networking) EPS 254

Explore how Michelle Myrter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-myrter-284a16159/) relied on relationships through corporate restructuring and how it sent her life in a whole new direction.

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Larry Schneider – Welder To Water (Expedition Networking) – EPS 252

Explore how Larry Schneider (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryschneiderkc/) used relationships to move him welder to body shop owner to water system mogul. See http://www.miracleswithwater.com/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Kelly Bagla, Esq – Queen of Business Law (Expedition Networking) – EPS 251

In this episode, we explore how Kelly Bagla (@EsqBagla) used relationships and a foundation of intelligence to empower small business owners to legal up and protect their hard work. See https://www.baglalaw.com/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Mining Networking Events

Mining Networking Events

Networking events are generally not opportunities for closing business. While you may stumble upon a new client at an event, it’s likely that few if any clients will result from them. Rather than handing out business cards and hoping for success, try mining networking events instead.

What’s the secret to mining an event? Think about how a miner approaches his task. He doesn’t tap-tap here, then tap-tap there, hoping to find some gold. He selects a location where he suspects he’ll find what he’s after, then works that location for a while. As you embark upon networking at events, act like a miner. Do not consume yourself with meeting as many people as you can, collecting and distributing dozens of business cards (tap-tap, tap-tap). Instead, focus on really connecting with a small handful of people. Remember, meaningfully connecting is about the quality of the connection and not the quantity.

Also, remember that networking events are everywhere. Business after-hours are networking events. Tradeshows are networking events. Business parties are networking events. And so are social parties, tailgates, and really any gathering of people. Use each to expand your base of connections, from which you build relationships. Follow this strategy and you’ll be mining networking events in no time!

Donna Riccardo – Public Speaking Expert (EPS 250)

Frank Agin, with AmSpirit Business Connections, gets Donna Riccardo to share about the power of strong presentation skills in building relationships. Learn more at https://donnariccardo.com/

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

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Networking Rx: Jim Karrh – The 3-Legged Stool of Communication (EPS 249)

3-Legged Stool of Communication

Frank Agin, with AmSpirit Business Connections, talks about messages, messengers, and messaging habits with communication expert, Jim Karrh (learn more at www.jimkarrh.com).

https://networkingrx.libsyn.com/jim-karrh-the-3-legged-stool-of-communication-eps-245

For more great insight on professional relationships and business networking visit https://www.amspirit.com/blog/ or contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com.

Was That Networking Event Worthwhile?

Was That Networking Event Worthwhile?

Have you ever left an event and asked yourself, “Was that networking event worthwhile?” In reality, the answer is “Absolutely!”. After all, every event offers value. Some offer more immediate value than others. They all have value, however.

Track your results however you deem appropriate. But before you completely pass judgment on an event, remember that the benefits of any networking activity may not present themselves for weeks, months, or even years. So keep track of who you met, follow through on any promises you made, and patiently wait to see what comes from your attendance at this event.