Networking Rx: Tom Hodgson – Guest Interview (EPS 061)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Tom Hodgson, founder and CEO of Color World Housepainting, a fast growing service franchise. https://www.colorworldhousepainting.com/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/tom-hodgson-guest-interview-eps-058

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Mary Jenkins – Guest Interview (EPS 060)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interview Mary Jenkins, two-time cancer survivor and founder of Christians Overcoming Cancer, which provides everyday support to those battling cancer. http://www.christiansovercomingcancer.com/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/mary-jenkins-guest-interview

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Assessing Your Network Asset

Once you realize that networking builds value in your life, the natural reaction is, “How much value do I have?”

Certainly, this is not as simple as counting change or tallying hours worked. And while there are complicated formulas for assessing one’s social capital, there are three rather simplistic means of making a thumbnail measurement. Let’s touch on each of these.

Assessment #1 is Connectivity. Answer this, “Who do I know?” Stop and think about it. Take an inventory of the people you know. High School. College. Neighbors. Community. Church. The gym. And the list goes on. You likely know lots of people, and as you meet more your social capital grows.

Assessment #2 is Density. Think about it. If you knew ten people and those ten people all knew each other, your network is so dense (or interconnected) that the social capital is nowhere near as great as if you knew ten people and none of those people knew each other. So it is not just how many people you know that is important, but how many of those people know each other. Certainly, it is not reasonable to think that no one in your network knows anyone else, but you do want to have a broad, diverse network where you know lots of people and they are relatively disconnected from one another.

Assessment #3 is Potential. It is important how many people you know. And it is important how many of those people you know, know each other. But another means of assessing your network is to look through the people you know and see the people they know that you do not currently know. If you know ten people and they have relatively poor networks themselves, you are worse off than if you know only five people, but those five are extremely well connected.

Take a moment now and then to assess the value of your network. In these moments, ask yourself, “How can I increase my network Connectivity, lessen its Density, as well as enhance its Potential?”

Networking Rx: Happy New Year (EPS 059)

The New Year brings with it an awesome fresh start to any area of life, including networking. Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, maintains you don’t have to wait for January 1st to rejoice in this.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/happy-new-year-eps-057

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Brian Ahearn – Guest Interview (EPS 058)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Brian Ahearn, an authority on effectively influencing and persuading others. https://www.influencepeople.biz/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/brian-ahearn-guest-interview-eps-056

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Joshua Wagner – Guest Interview (EPS 057)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Joshua Wagner, who helps people recover from shameful and traumatic experiences so that they can love themselves and the people in their life. http://www.healingfromshame.com

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/josh-wagner-guest-interview

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Greg Schenk – Guest Interview (EPS 056)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interview Greg Schenk, a commercial real estate success story who only represents tenants and buyers. Learn more at https://www.schenkcompany.com/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/greg-schenk-guest-interview

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Your Networking Creates An Asset

Your life is comprised of various assets. There is physical capital such as money, investments, homes, cars and other belongings. There is human capital, such as your ability to work, think and do things. And there is social capital, which the invisible benefit that your network provides.

Know this, when you network, it is not an expense of your time. Do not think of it in those terms. Certainly some networking is more productive than others, but understand that any networking is an investment.

Prospecting: An Investment.

Attending An Event: An Investment.

Volunteering: An Investment.

Socializing: An Investment.

Think about networking as a component of building your personal wealth. When you network, you build value in your life. So get out and network. As you do, feel as if your net worth is growing… because it is.

Networking Rx: Greg Schenk – Guest Interview (EPS 056)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interview Greg Schenk, a commercial real estate success story who only represents tenants and buyers. Learn more at https://www.schenkcompany.com/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/greg-schenk-guest-interview

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

Networking Rx: Creating Triads (EPS 055)

You know people. And many of those don’t know each other. Great. Introduce ’em. In this episode, Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, shares the various benefits of creating these triads … the least expensive, most effective networking tactic.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/creating-triads-eps-055

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.