Jim Dryburgh Articles
Fear and Relationships: Two More Tips for Value Based Networking
Very often, fear is what keeps us from maximizing our contacts with other people. Human beings are full of fears: fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of looking ignorant or stupid, fear of hearing the word “no.” What you should really be afraid of is missing an opportunity because you didn’t make the contact.
Thinking On Your Feet
When you’re in any business, the ability to think on your feet is absolutely critical. When you can think on your feet, you appear in control to others around you, and you retain control of a conversation. This article defines the 5 steps for thinking on your feet – so you can organize your thoughts quickly and consicely.
Your Bucket Lists: Networking with Purpose
We all need to create three bucket lists in order to truly network with purpose. The first bucket contains a list of all your current connections. Ask yourself the following questions about the people on this list: Who are they? What have you done for them? What have they done for you? What are you going to do to keep them?
What Do You Stand For? What is Your Brand?
Your brand isn’t just a logo or a marketing scheme. Your brand is the promise of the value your customers will receive. A strong brand not only builds relationships – it nourishes them. So how do you develop a brand that works for you by heralding a clear, compelling message people want to hear?
Creating Your Power Network: Three Tips to Start Value Based Networking
The whole concept behind Value Based Networking is that leaders must hone their networking skills to create a layer of personal contacts that provide the support, feedback, and resources needed to get things done. Here are a few tips to get you on your way to creating your own power network.
The Truth About How to Avoid Being Laid Off
No matter how well your firm is doing, or whether it has downsized before, this current recession means that all jobs are at risk. The most successful people thrive in downsized organizations. Here are 4 key ways to reduce your risk of being laid off – and also how to cope if you do experience a layoff.
Creating Your Value Based Network – A 3-Step Process
Regardless of where you are in your career or life, if you are looking to make your future bigger than your past, you need to invest in the people who have helped you achieve your current success and those who can do so in the future. So, how do you do it? Value Based Networking. Here are the three fundamental steps to the Value Based Networking process.
Dig Your [Networking] Well Before You Are Thirsty
Your future career is only as good as the quality of your extended network. Too often, people start networking only after they need something. Dig your well before you’re thirsty as Harvey Mackay says. If you choose your network members wisely, they can nourish more than your current position and future career. This is Value Based Networking.
All Networking is Not Created Equal
They say that the key to happiness and longevity is having meaningful relationships with others. This means having a support system of family, friends, business associates and clients who are there for you because you are always there for them. In business this concept conjures up the word networking. Don’t run screaming into the night; we’re talking about a different kind of networking – Value Based Networking, which is about having people in your life who are in a position to help you gain access to key decision makers and to new and exciting opportunities.
Value Based Networking: Beyond Politicking and Power Struggles
Value Based Networking is based on the concept that leaders must hone their networking skills to create a layer of personal contacts that provide the support, feedback, and resources needed to get things done. While most of the folks can see the incredible value, there are some who find networking one of the most dreaded developmental challenges.
About the Author: Jim Dryburgh
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The Balanced WorkLife Company is dedicated to helping the best get better while they enjoy the journey. Our programs give you access to tools and methodologies that allow you to break through the barriers and achieve your goals while also helping you enjoy a balance between and within your job, your career and your personal life. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your career, the Balanced WorkLife Company can help you achieve your ultimate potential. To learn more, visit http://www.valuebasednetworking.com and download our free report "The 16 Most Common Networking Mistakes to Avoid," which is jam-packed with information to help you develop and build long-lasting business and social relationships.
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More from Jim Dryburgh
Fear and Relationships Two More Tips for Value Based Networking
Thinking On Your Feet
Creating Your Power Network Three Tips to Start Value Based Networking
What Do You Stand For What is Your Brand
Value Based Networking Beyond Politicking and Power Struggles
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