Networking

28
Dec

One of my favorite quotes I try to remember every day is by Nas. In the song "Favor for a Favor" he recites "Favor, for a favor, that's how we do business." This is pretty much how people should operate. Now, I am not saying we should be literally counting the favors, but, at the end of the day, if someone helps you out, you shouldn't let it go unnoticed. Most people might see this post as tangential at best, if so, feel free to move on. But, I've ...

27
Jul

If you know anything at all about me, it's likely that it's this- I’m ALL about the relationships that I create. I'll never blatantly walk up to someone and tell them they should be buying a product or service. It’s just not my style. Granted I’ll shamelessly self-promote something, but that's typically just for the sake of shits and giggles. For me, it’s never been and never will be about trying to win a client for the sake of numbers. It’s about creating an everlasting relationship that's going to benefit everyone. Now that doesn’t ...

18
Feb

I could go on and on for hours about how people abuse relationships because I am sooo passionate about the topic. Within Internet Marketing, I have developed some solid relationships with and would work with them, partner with them, and/or hang out with them at the drop of a dime. The problem here is that there are people that don't understand there is big difference between someone that is a contact vs. someone that you have established a relationship with and the value of that relationship. Relationships versus Contacts: Quality is the key I'm a networking machine and I like ...

19
Dec

Being effective at Conferences and Networking Events

Sometimes it is very hard to meet people at conferences, networking events, etc. I've been doing this for quite some time as a consultant, so there are a lot of lessons that I have learned and even some that I still can't quite get over. That being said, it is always important to be mindful of a few things are very important. Be courteous: No matter who it is you are talking to, treat them with respect and a little bit of class. There is worse than that feeling. The truth is, you never know at any point in your ...