Preview for the Week: More referrals than you can handle.

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Sorry about the delay in posting! My wife and I decided to take a break this weekend and relax with each other. It was wonderful, thanks for asking! I was able to relax, re-do the theme to my blog and brainstorm what my posts are going to look like this week. This post is a preview for what is to come the rest of this week.

Have you ever heard of the VCP process? It is an incredible technique I learned from my tenure with BNI that will bring you more referrals than you can handle. Would you like that? Read more…

From The Bottom Of My Heart

February 9, 2012 2 comments

This is going to be a short one. I know I have only been posting for about two weeks and it has been a fun two weeks. I wanted to use this valuable post space to say THANK YOU to everyone who has read, watched, commented, liked, shared or hated any of my posts. I didn’t think that anyone would read these and it means so much to me that this has garnered as much attention as it has. I am so glad that my content is resonating with at least one person. What I want from anyone who reads this is for you to post a comment about your experience in networking. I want to get to know my audience better and start developing relationships with all of you. Perhaps, I can open up my network to some of you and help you reach your goals.

Once again, 

Comment away and Happy Networking!


Do You Suck at Remembering Names?

February 7, 2012 2 comments

If you are terrible at remember names, you are not alone. There are millions of people who cannot remember names, even if you just told it to them. My best friend in the world is one of the worst at remembering names, but he was able to get over it. If you are bad at it, you NEED to get better if you want to be successful in life.

A name is a bridge to valuable relationships. At the very core of a great relationship is an understanding of who that person is. It is impossible to gain any depth with someone if you can’t remember the most basic thing about them. I stumbled upon this article which is a name analyzer, it’s pretty interesting, it discusses the power and meaning of a name. The article has a powerful statement in it;

“Let us consider what a name is. It is the grouping of several letters of an alphabet, or other symbols, which represent the identification of a person or an object.”

If you are forgetting someone’s name, you are costing yourself an immeasurable amount of loss.

Here is a video with 3 tips to help you remember names better;

Happy Networking!


Some Say Resumes Are Dying, I Say They Are Already Dead

February 6, 2012 3 comments

Networking is useful for more than just gaining new business through referrals. Networking is not only useful, but now is essential to landing a job. I read an article the other day on LinkedIn outlining the two biggest mistakes that people make when trying to get a job.

The two mistakes were; 1. Failing to  create the perfect resume and 2. Failing to appear professional.

While I think number 2 is 100% true and that it is downright embarrassing when people don’t put their best foot forward when it comes to job searching. I want to focus on number 1.  Read more…

Are you getting the most out of your Contact Sphere?

February 3, 2012 7 comments

Would you believe me if I told you that most people who consider themselves good networkers, aren’t taking advantage of the most successful tool networking offers? That tool is their contact sphere! Everyone has one, no matter what stage of life you are in. If you are not utilizing your contact sphere to it’s full potential you are missing out thousands of dollars a year! When you are focusing on developing your giving mindset, as I have mentioned so frequently, your contact sphere should be your main target. These are the people you should be schmoozing. There is a very important reason why- Read more…

Have You Ever Wanted To Be That Person Who Knows Everyone?

February 1, 2012 1 comment

Do you know someone like this?

Have you ever wanted to be that person who knows everyone, sort of like our friend above but with MUCH better style? Read more…

Do you need an edge in social media?

January 31, 2012 1 comment

Do you need an edge in this?

If you are one of the many American’s suffering from SSMD (sucky social media disorder) I know someone who can help! On this blog I talk about networking. Typically it is in the face-to-face fashion, however it is extremely important to build your social networks and to use the internet as a vital tool to help you build your personal brand, business brand or to help you add depth to your relationships. Because of that- I highly recommend following @theKenCook to help you out! Check out his blog here;

Social Media Edge.

Happy networking!