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Twitter Hours

Do you do the 'Twitter hours'? [ap_column_wrap] [ap_column span="3"] Networking is a critical part of modern business promotion and Twitter provides an excellent means of networking in geographically specific areas. Twitter hours are one hour of local networking at the same time every week and all it takes is including the hash-tag of the group in your tweet. For example, in our local a...
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I bid because I want the business…

"I bid because I want the business..." [ap_column_wrap] [ap_column span="3"] Speaking to group member during a networking meeting I was explaining the need to be aware of 'The Subtlety of Selling™' at all stages in the business when he made the above statement. As a highly skilled craftsman he could not see the need to become a salesman; however, after a few minutes of discussion it seemed...
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Business cards

Business cards are much more important than you may think. We all understand the importance of making sure our business contacts have the means to reach us, and vice versa but there is a protocol, by which I don't mean the very admirable Asian methods of presentation. Firstly, the design: Your cards should be informative but not cluttered nor overly complex but contain enough information fo...
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Networking…

We are big fans of informal networking and recommend all business try to find a local networking group and become actively involved. There is, however, a caveat. Go to the network session with the view that you are both giving and receiving as this is how you will both make useful contacts and become a useful contact and to really get the most from a network group takes time. When you do go yo...
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