I’ve been a regular Networker for almost 14 years, and I dread to think how many elevator pitches I’ve sat through. Sadly most just seem to drone in through one ear and out the other without making any impact.
This morning I was at another such event and, as I listened to 29 elevator pitches, I got the inspiration for this post. I spotted a number of common speaking mistakes. So here they are, along with some simple suggestions to end them…Read More
This morning I attended a networking meeting in Winchester with members of 4Networking, it was a great event with some really great people and I was particularly impressed by the communication skills of some of the group members. They spoke with confidence, authority, humour and engagement. One member had volunteered to give a 10 minute…Read More
Recently I posted video about the importance of first impressions both in short networking introductions and in longer presentations. Today I’d like to focus in on the typical 1 minute introductions you get at a Networking group. This is your chance to showcase your business and educate your fellow networkers on what you do so…Read More
Tips for Networking – Number 1 There are many business benefits to be gained by attending local networking events but only if you know how to make the most of these opportunities. This is the first in a series of tips for networking designed to help you get more out of this powerful small…Read More
I heard my good friend Jim Culverwell use the phrase “pitching beyond the room” last night whilst discussing his approach at networking meetings like BNI and Peer Group Learning. I loved the phrase because it sums up a truth that most people who network seem to completely ignore and I had to share it with…Read More