Would you like to jumpstart your networking plan? Wait, do you even have a networking plan?
A networking plan is a key component of an effective marketing plan or job search and it’s vital to your small business and personal brand. Networking is often referred to as the number one unwritten rule of success in business or job search. Who you know leads directly to what you know, and your next business opportunity is likely to come from your network. And if you’re not networking, your name is not getting out there. Connecting with other professionals is a proven way to raise your professional profile and you can have fun while doing so.
“I thought I was a pretty competent networker until I attended one of Sandy’s presentations and she asked the room if anyone ever felt uncomfortable at networking events where you know no one (I definitely raised my hand). She gave us excellent, personalized tips on how to combat the awkwardness and view strangers as people you might be able to help. As a result, I’ve become more confident in lone-wolf settings and have seen improvements in my relationships, both personal and professional. Sandy is personable, understanding, and a straight-up maven in this field. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better coach!” – Rosie Brown, Creative Project Manager & Producer at Sterling Communications
A Network to Die For
Would you like to get over your fear of networking so you can make the most of it to get the word out about your professional brand or business?
Once you’re clear on who needs what you offer, and then who you want to work with of that group, it’s time to nail down how you’re going to reach them. Did you know that initially most of your leads, clients or opportunities are going to come from the people you already know? It’s true! In the early stages of a job search or building your business, referrals and word of mouth are your main lead sources.
Word of mouth drives referrals and referrals drive business and opportunities. Period.
Are you doing all you can to make it easy for people to refer to you? Or maybe you’d just like to become a super connector?
Having the right relationships is key to professional success. I can show you how to cultivate them.
For most job seekers, solo entrepreneurs, and small biz owners, the need to cultivate a quality network is something that comes with the territory. You find yourself inadvertently marketing your biz at the neighbor’s cookout or your co-working space of choice’s weekly keg night. You can’t help it! People are always going to ask you what you do, what you’re working on, or if you know anyone that does “INSERT NEED HERE.”
So, are you ready to get a networking plan in place? I will help you:
- Identify the connections within your current network on which to focus
- Identify areas where you’ll likely find those elusive right-for-you new connections
- Create your own “networking map” and devise an outreach plan to uncover referrals
- Be more memorable when you’re networking
- Come up with new, creative ways to promote your business through partnerships
- Develop effective, non-sleazy tactics to become better at networking
- Maximize your networking ROI to scale
- And plenty more!
“Sandy is a networking maven and LinkedIn ninja. She combines her expertise in how to network online or offline with her vast knowledge of how to use LinkedIn to generate leads, find connections, and get found by the folks who matter most. She has all kinds of social selling and networking tips and tricks that will change your business.” – Maria Ross, Red Slice LLC
I offer a straightforward and honest approach to business and relationship building. Most aspects of sales and marketing, which seem overwhelming now, will suddenly feel doable!
Contact me to schedule a complimentary 30 min intro call, or to get started right away submit your payment in advance (click Buy Now) to get a customized networking plan for your business or job search. Don’t put this off any longer!
Details: Once you’ve paid, you’ll get easy access to an easy, peasy intake form and within 24 hrs you’ll be contacted to schedule your one-on-one session. After our 60 min chat, I’ll get to work on a personalized networking plan just for you! Then, 3 business days later you’ll get your plan via email along with a link to schedule a 30-minute follow-up call.
Notes: Once you have your networking plan, be sure to check out my 4-month virtual coaching series: http://bit.ly/MCMnetco, should you want some ongoing networking support.
A Networking Wingwoman?
Yes, I also offer a Making Connections Matter (MCM) Networking Wingwoman service which you can learn about by using this link to schedule a brief chat. In a nutshell, you buy my ticket to an event, pay for my time, we talk via phone about your goals beforehand, and then I accompany you to your next professional event!
Networking Workshops Trainer & Speaker
Today, more than ever, the quality of your network contributes to your net worth. And the only way to create a quality network is to actually focus on quality over quantity when attempting to make new connections. How do you do that when you don’t even know whether your networking skills are where they need to be?
Well, just like management and leadership skills, effective networking skills CAN be learned and I’m just the person to help your audience further develop their networking muscle.
Drawing on hard-earned experience and the practical advice in my well-reviewed (5 stars!) book, I’m at a Networking Event–Now What???, my humorous and motivating talks, keynotes and workshops on networking will offer easy-to-execute tactics and valuable insights on what to do, and just as importantly, what not to do while working hard to build good social capital and grow and nurture your professional network.
To find a networking presentation that will work for you, just visit my Speaker Programs page or contact me to discuss your objectives. Are you a meeting planner with a big conference coming up? Ask me about my signature “Networking Pep Talk” via this contact form.
Sandy is a powerful connector and a strong speaker. She has command of her topic (networking), and is engaging, informative, and to the point but in a warm and friendly fashion with great stories and case studies. Authenticity and integrity are her touch stones, and she encourages others to be themselves and relax about networking. Sandy’s a real breath of fresh air! – Kelli Richards, CEO, The All Access Group LLC
Sandy was the featured speaker at a consulting group I belong to and spoke on the topic “12 Rules of Networking: Making Connections Matter.” I was very excited to hear her speak and she didn’t disappoint. Sandy has a beautiful relaxed style that makes you feel as if you are curled up with a warm cup of coffee sitting next to the fire while she shares her personal insights. Too often speakers wax poetic on their opinions of how things should be but never give you anything of real substance. Not so with Sandy: the information she shared was specific, relevant, useful, and actionable. Sandy is clearly the go-to person if you want to improve your skills and effectiveness at networking. I highly recommend her as a speaker. – Debbi Collins Babb, Reach Your Peak Coaching
I’m confident you’re going to love working with me, but if you don’t, or find our work together is not what you needed, I absolutely, positively want to know! Simply email me at sandy (at) belladomain.com within 48 hours of your purchase or session and I’ll give you a complete refund.