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Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)
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Networking Presentation (A Basic Intro)

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This presentation provides a basic guideline to building, maintaining and managing your network.

This presentation provides a basic guideline to building, maintaining and managing your network.

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  • Whether you Want a new career, Need someone to mow your lawn or desire to get into politics a good network can help you achieve this.
  • ??? = Get audience to participate and add their own comments. Note that the barriers between professional and personal networking are coming down.
  • Anyone consider utilizing the SBA regarding contracting gigs with small companies who can’t afford someone full time? More examples of Associations you can network with?
  • `Once we figure out why and where we are going to network; how do we build our network? How do you prepare your personal presentation so that it doesn’t sound rehearsed?
  • Want to grow their network, Need a new mechanic, Desire a new career as well. If you can answer the first question, you will increase your chances for success.
  • Create that give and take relationship with the mindset of this being a long term networking contact.
  • So now that you have found, built and are maintaining your network; how do you track it?
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    • 1. Networking Providing you the tools to attain your wants, needs and desires! A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 2. Why do we network? <ul><li>Personally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet new friends/people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies (reading, cooking, hiking, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn a new talent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other thoughts? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professionally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other thoughts? </li></ul></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 3. Where do people network? <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, Twitter, Brightkite, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where else? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember your personal security when networking online. Always be aware of what information you are giving out. </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 4. Where do people network? (cont) <ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing, Accounting, Sales, Bioscience, SBA, Chamber, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Friends and Family </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Cross, American Cancer Society, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alumni Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of others? </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 5. How do we build a network? <ul><li>Once we discover a new network we first have to present ourselves to the new person or group. </li></ul><ul><li>First impressions count, so always have your presentation ready on why you want to network with the group or person. </li></ul><ul><li>Be mindful of what the ROI is for both yourself and that person or group. (*more on this in a few slides.) </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 6. How do we build a network? (cont) <ul><li>Remember, you have to be able to help them answer the question; why should they network with you? </li></ul><ul><li>You bring solutions to their problem(s) if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>You can assist them with a want, need or desire. </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 7. How do you maintain your network? <ul><li>Practice proper etiquette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay positive, be courteous and use common sense. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a symbiotic relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Always send a Thank You to the people who have helped you out in any way. </li></ul><ul><li>Timeliness (always be on time and be conscious of their time) </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 8. How do you maintain your network? (cont) <ul><li>Contrarian Mindset (think long term) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch even when you don’t want, need or desire something </li></ul><ul><li>Offer to help wherever you can (remember your limits) </li></ul><ul><li>Get together for non-network activities (coffee, tea, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Other thoughts? </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 9. Tracking your network <ul><li>How do you keep all your network contacts straight and in order? </li></ul><ul><li>Rolodex </li></ul><ul><li>Card File </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet (*example coming) </li></ul><ul><li>Mentally (this could be tough) </li></ul><ul><li>Other methods? </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 10. Tracking your network (cont) <ul><li>Here is an example of a template you could use to track your network. </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 11. ROI and Your Network <ul><li>Is your time well spent </li></ul><ul><li>How is your network benefiting from you </li></ul><ul><li>If you can answer these questions, you can determine your ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Is the Want, Need, Desire being met </li></ul><ul><li>This will vary somewhat per individual. </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 12. So What Makes a Successful Network <ul><li>A successful ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Want, Need, Desire if fulfilled </li></ul><ul><li>You have met new lifelong friends </li></ul><ul><li>How do you measure success? </li></ul>A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 13. &quot;The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.&quot; ~ Thomas A. Edison &quot;We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.&quot; ~ Florence Scovel Shinn &quot;The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.&quot; ~ Booker T. Washington A few quotes to consider before closing &quot;The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.&quot; ~ Barbara Pletcher A John D. Robeda Publication
    • 14. Now let’s get out there and do some Networking A John D. Robeda Publication

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