Dr. Ivan Misner®
The Top Characteristics of a Great Networker
Many people offer advice about what it takes to be a great networker (myself amongst them). One thing that is left out of that equation, however, is what other people think about what it takes to be a great networker. Networking involves interacting with others. So what do “they” think it takes to be a great networker? This is important because we all need to be cognizant of other people’s expectations and adjust our behavior accordingly if we want to make the kind of impression that will work to build a powerful personal network.
Recently, I took the opportunity to gather almost 3,400 survey responses from business people around the world. I gave them a list of almost 20 different characteristics on networking and I asked them to pick the top behaviors they’d like to see. From those responses, I have identified the top characteristics of what people believe makes a great networker and have listed them here.
By providing relevant referral marketing instruction, continuous support and compassionate consulting to develop a unified personal network, the Referral Institute creates communities of like minded, successful entrepreneurs who generate amazing business and aspire to a spectacular life!
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You’ve heard it before. To grow your business, it isn’t necessarily what you know, but who you know that can make all the difference. You can have the best product or service out there, but if no one knows about it, you can’t expect your business to grow on its own.
That’s why it is so important for any business to develop and maintain a strong network of professionals who can help spread the word about its products or services, and refer new customers to the business.
At the Referral Institute, we provide the experienced consultation and tools to help business professionals gain financial success through relationship-based referral marketing. Our "Referrals for Life®" system is not a numbers game - it is not about spending hours making cold calls, collecting business cards, or developing a huge database of prospective customers. We will have you working smarter to gain new business and better business.
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Interview with Jen Julius
Join Jen Julius as she interviews Mike Macedonio about how marketing your authentic self with passion can transform your business and your life! Over the past couple of years the business environment has become more difficult. The response from traditional advertising has gone down while the cost continues to go up. Many business owners are looking for more cost effective, time efficient ways to bring in new business. They are now looking to create more referral business, however many do not have a referral plan in place or are dissatisfied with the results they are getting. This informative and inspirational presentation will show business owners the core competencies of referral generation. We will discuss topics such as why your hot referral sources are not so hot and where you can be getting referrals. You will leave with the knowledge needed to proactively create predictable referrals for your business.
Mike Macedonio is a New York Times Best Selling Author, an International Speaker, President of the Referral Institute, Previous BNI Director of the Year, and a successful Entrepreneur himself. For more information about Mike and the Referral Institute, check out: www.referralinstitute.com or their blog: www.referralsforlife.com
Jen Julius, MA is a Life Coach, Speaker, Workshop Leader, and Radio Host. In her coaching practice, she specializes in supporting career-driven parents to create work/life balance so they can launch forward personally and professionally. To learn more about Jen Julius and how she is changing lives by helping people find clarity, improve their communication, and boost their confidence, go to: www.jenjulius.com, “Like” her www.facebook.com/JenJuliusCoaching , or follow her http://instagram.com/jenjuliuscoaching