This week's episode features Creative Chat Cafe host Zef Zan and her cohost, Lirone Glikman of www.LironeGlikman.com, as they discuss why the "21st Century Must Have Business Networking Tools."
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Table of contents (TOC - show timeline):
0:00:20 - Greetings & intro.
0:01:39 - What's in this show.
0:03:13 - Intro: Lirone of LironeGlikman.com
0:03:58 - Why networking is important.
0:04:58 - Getting results through networking.
0:06:42 - Overcoming networking challenges during a career transition.
0:08:13 - Tips
0:08:32 - Lirone's "must haves" business networking tips.
0:10:07 - Tips on using LinkedIn to build relationships.
0:15:12 - Lirone's tips: Using Contactually for networking and managing your contacts.
0:17:37 - Zef's tips: Put a value to your business cards!
0:20:39 - Master your networking skills by giving value to others!
0:24:49 - Inspiration: What it takes to buidling a global network that works for you.
0:28:42 - Watch Creative Chat Cafe and let's get connected!
0:29:40 - CCC TOC on our YouTube Channel!
Tips to Achieve Networking Results:
I am just going to talk about business cards today because I see many make a mistake in approaching how we should be using business cards as a networking tool. Yes, we are talking about the 21st century but business cards are evergreen so they are still in my business networking tool kit.
Business Cards - though they are helpful, they are NOT the most important tool in your networking kit.
Ever wonder why people finish their 500 stack of business cards early?
They are probably pushing/shoving their cards down other people's throats/events profusely and unwisely. Have you ever met anyone like that?
Caution - Don't "oversell" yourself, this can easily be a "put-off."
EXTRA TIP: Use contact apps like Scanbizcard to scan and capture business card images - just in case you lose the actual card.