Thursday, May 3, 2018

Networking Tips for the Introvert

Do you get sweaty palms when walking into a roomful of people you may not know?  Maybe it’s MORE than sweaty palms; perhaps closer to nausea followed by abject terror.   “Good grief!”, you may think! “How am I ever going to build a new business or following when I don’t like glad handing in crowds?”

Relax!  Some famous introverts have built amazing power relationships and success: think Bill Gates, Meryl Streep, JK Rowling, Steven Spielberg, Elon Musk and Eleanor Roosevelt for starters.

I want to share this interesting article from Forbes because it gives some great information, but more than that, it recommends small groups and continuous deep relationships…. which is, by the way, exactly how I built my business that has supported me for 2.5 decades so it works for more than just introverts.

I became involved in having breakfast every week with some high quality local professionals who were committed to helping me succeed and I made the same commitment to them.  They are now responsible for about 70% of my business.

If you are local, I have an invitation for you below to join me for one of those breakfasts and see how it works – and you don’t have to be an extrovert!!

In 2017, over 227,000 members of BNI worldwide passed over 9.8 million referrals which resulted in more than $13.6 billion in business – and you can be one of them! 

Join me for my BNI chapter’s Visitor Day on May 17th, 2018. You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs and have breakfast. Cost is $20 including breakfast. Rock ‘n Brews, Pacific Coast Hwy and Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, 7:00 AM (it’s early, but definitely worth it!). 

You MUST pre-register HERE to be my guest.