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Authentic Networking – Video 1

Hi Beta Testers! Thanks for joining in.

Here's the first video: watch it before our call and add a comment below.

What would you like to know more about? What do you think about 'networking' in general?

Any comments or topics are fair game and all of your input will help build the next 3 videos.

Reminder: our conference call is Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 10:00 am-11:30 am

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  • Phone number: 712-432-0750
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    3 responses so far ↓

    • 1 Avocationist // Oct 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      What comes to mind when people tell you "network, network, network"?

    • 2 Lynn // Oct 14, 2010 at 7:18 am

      Authentic networking is what I want to achieve ! Networking alone sounds too much like something sales people do (which I am not). I hate the the thought that I may be imposing or asking "what can you do for me ?". I am interested to learn more about curiosity and how I can offer something of value to a contact. I love to talk to people and about almost anything, but I am not sure how to turn the connection into a potential business contact. Would love some direction in that area.

    • 3 David Rendall // Oct 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

      I love the opening story. I also like the fact that you've used authentic networking effectively in your own career. It's also helpful that you have a five step framework. That makes it easy to follow. Although I make presentations all over the world, I don't really enjoy networking. Your suggestions were really useful for me. It was a great idea to invite people to get involved in the future videos.

      I think one of my problems is that I know networking is important but when I'm talking to someone, I don't really know what I'm trying to accomplish. I don't know what I should do or exactly what I want them to do next. I'd like to learn more about how to take an initial conversation and take it to the next level.

      Toward the end, I could hear a dog barking in the background.

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