Yes, it has been 10 days since our last post. We have taken several classes and have a ton of information to share with you. Thomas Dos is going downhill rapidly which hasn't helped our mood. It is hard when someone that you have lived with for many years is about to leave you.
Ok, today we are going to talk about networking. I know we have talked about this in the past but we have found a few new ideas that we want to share.
First, ask them to share their story. This could include their work, but they will also tell you about their family and other activities they enjoy. Just listen as they talk and by the time they are through you will know a lot about them. Be sure to jot down notes about what they shared. If they love to hunt and fish, you could send them an interesting article on the subject.
Second, ask them questions as they tell their story. People love to share.
Third, if you hate to go to networking events alone, take a friend.
Fourth, have your elevator speech ready. This is hard for Buddy and me. We are still working on the perfect elevator speech.
Fifth, before you ask for something from them, be sure you have given your all. Get to know them. Much of this will be done by asking for their story but then you need to spend time with them besides this first meeting. Have lunch or coffee and talk about how you can help each other. Think about it this way, do you know this person well enough and know what they do to recommend them to your best friend? This is where I have a hard time with lead groups. Suppose there is an person in that group that you could not recommend for one reason or another. How do you give them leads? Buddy and I really like the one on one meetings to really get to know that other cat.
Sixth, you can volunteer. Local
charities are always looking for help. Think about all those cats that need your help!
Seventh, when you go to a networking event, seek out someone that you don't know. Also, if you know someone is new to the city, take them to lunch and offer your help.
Ok, that is it for today. Buddy and I are going to go lie in the sun and take a nap! Meow and Purrs till next time!
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