Networking Nuggets from Client Connections
Helping You Connect With Confidence                         May 12, 2011 
Kath the Connector
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Mama Earth really does have good lessons to teach us.


Spring has been slow in coming to Minnesota, but its arrival was inevitable.  The buds on trees, the flowers, even (or especially)the weeds can't help but reveal themselves - that's just what they do.  They don't fret over the fear of doing something new or different; they just grow.


As you grow in your networking and business development skills, I wish you the same perseverance and inevitable progress that the flowers demonstrate year after year. Hope the following ideas help.

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I'm so grateful to Teresa Thomas-Carroll of MN Women in Networking for the following idea:  Want to know where your ideal clients hang out?  Just ask!  
In other words, when you encounter a prospect who's right in your sweet spot, ask her or him, "Where else do you find it valuable to network?"  Chances are you'll get new ideas of where to find more people just like that one.  Talk about a BFO (a Blinding Flash of the Obvious)!
How's This for Success?   

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A huge part of successful networking is being able to focus on what's important to your prospects and clearly tell them how you relieve their pain.  Another success factor is claiming your strengths and letting people know just how good you are at your work (without being an obnoxious braggart, naturally). 

Here's a chance for you to tell your story.  E-mail me with a success you've had.  While a networking story is ideal, I'm also interested in stories that showcase other ways you've been able to grow your business - or yourself.   Keep it short, sweet, and focused on the benefits you provided to your client.  I'll post it in an upcoming issue of Nuggets, which will give all of us a chance to learn from your success. 
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Here are this month's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
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Success is so strongly influenced by our attitude.  You can consider Creeping Charlie to be an invasive lawn destroyer, or you can consider it to be an exuberant, low-maintenance ground cover with delightful little purple flowers that bloom every spring.

Are your business challenges major problems or major opportunities? It's all up to you to decide.

Wishing you a year of massive success...

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