Networking Rx: Ways To Fail At Networking (EPS 136)

In preparation for the New Year, Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, discusses Adam Connors’ (@thenetworkwise) article on networking gone wrong and how to fix it. Read it at: http://www.networkwise.com/the-8-most-common-ways-people-fail-at-networking/?fbclid=IwAR3HkqCCbuFG-8KrR7S8nfEqNg9eY2MjVbW-nFhDtbywI67UzRS0xXZuncw

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/ways-to-fail-at-networking-eps-136

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: Kay Coughlin on Listening & Relationships (EPS 135)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, talks with Facilitator on Fire CEO Kay Coughlin (@FacilitatorOF) about listening across the multiple generations in society today. For great free resources go to http://facilitatoronfire.net/resources/

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/kay-coughlin-on-listening-relationships-eps-135

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: Trust Versus Competence (EPS 134)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, discusses the roles that trustworthiness and competence play into how others view you and how you build relationships. Sharing insights from Amy Cuddy’s (@amyjccuddy) book Presence: Bringing your BOLDEST SELF to your BIGGEST CHALLENGES

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/trust-versus-competence-eps-134

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: Christine Schlonski & Heart Selling (EPS 133)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, talks with Christine Schlonski, the Queen of the Sales-Success mindset. For more on Christine or to listen to her top-ranked Heart Sales podcast, go to https://christineschlonski.com/.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/christine-schlonski-heart-selling-eps-133

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: The Strength Of Weak Ties (EPS 132)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, shares personal stories as well as actual research as to how the people we are merely acquainted with can be great networking partners.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/the-strength-of-weak-ties-eps-132

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254) Ripples Of Goodness

Think of where you are in life right now. Okay, it’s not perfect. No one’s life is. But if you’re honest, you’ll admit, it’s pretty darn good.

And sure, you’ve worked hard, made smart moves and had a bit of luck. But much of the goodness you enjoy has been created by others. Somewhere in the past, the efforts and sacrifices of people you may or may not know have rippled forward to serve you. Creating opportunities. Establishing programs. Clearing a figurative path.

Now it’s your turn. It’s your turn to put forth effort and make sacrifice to benefit others.

  • Serve your family.
  • Serve your neighbors.
  • Serve your community.

It’s your turn to create your own ripples of goodness. Creating opportunities. Establishing programs. Clearing a figurative path. Know this: The good you do today never dies. It rolls forward. It lives on. In other people, in other places and throughout time. Your good deeds live on forever.


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Networking Rx: Diane Darling, Author & Networking Expert (EPS 131)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, gets enlightened on networking by Diane Darling (@DianeDarling), author of The Networking Survival Guide. For a chart on how to work a room, text DIANE to 345345.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/diane-darling-guest-interview-eps-131

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187) Embrace Chaos

In October 2014, workers within the London Underground staged a walkout. This sent thousands upon thousands of commuters into utter chaos trying to find alternate ways to get to work. Fortunately, the strike only lasted 48 hours and quickly things got back to normal and the chaos subsided.

Interestingly, however, research determined that about five percent of the commuting population did not revert to their pre-strike commuting habits. It seems that the strike had upended their normal routine and, in so doing, they found a better routine.

We humans are creatures of habit, fixated on patterns. And while these patterns create efficiencies in our lives, they also stifle creativity and critical thinking.

Chaos might disrupt the efficiencies we enjoy, but it also forces us to re-examine our lives. It provides us an opportunity to look for new solutions. In inspires us to create and invent. So, while chaos is never fun, the learning opportunities it might create is reason enough for us to embrace it.


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Networking Rx: Dealing With Volatile People (EPS 130)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, shares some thoughts on dealing with people in your life who are volatile. This is a discussion from an article in the JUL-AUG 2019 issue of Psychology Today by Abigail Brenner, M.D.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/dealing-with-volatile-people-eps-130

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Networking Rx: Bill O’Herron, Corporate Financier & Licensed Social Worker (EPS 129)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, has a conservation with Bill O’Herron where they talk about the parallels between our personal and professional relationships. HINT: There are no differences.

http://networkingrx.libsyn.com/bill-oherron-eps-129

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.