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Top 10 tips for mayking friends and influencing people v0.2

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My top 10 tips for business startups on how to relationship build. The title is based on one of my favourite books: Dale Carnegie's "How to win Friends and Influence People".

My top 10 tips for business startups on how to relationship build. The title is based on one of my favourite books: Dale Carnegie's "How to win Friends and Influence People".

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  • 1. Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 1
  • 2. Introduction• MayKingTea – May King Tsang, formed MayKingTea, Jan 2009 – Redundancy, Oct 2009 – MayKingTea, Brisbane July 2010• What is MayKingTea – Runs Tea-tasting Events – Public Speaker – Sells Tea (retail/wholesale) – Tea mentor Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 2
  • 3. 1. MayKing Friends/Frenemies• Networking is about: – Relationship building – MayKing Friends – Embracing Frenemies• Start building relationships by: – Make a great first impression – What you wear – What you say / don’t say Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 3
  • 4. 2. Ask Questions, Listen and Learn• Networking is not an opportunity to: – Sell and promote – Talk until the cows come home• Remember to: – Seek ways to help others – Learn from others • Be gracious if advice is given When a person is speaking, give the other person the full respect that they deserve: Listen. Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 4
  • 5. 3. Your Opportunity to Shine• The “selling” part comes in what you say: – Elevator Pitch – Who, What, How – 5 minutes of fame – 10 minute delight – 20 minute twinkle – 30 minute sparkle  2 hours/days/weeks If you can’t talk about your product/service, no-one’s going to do it for you. Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 5
  • 6. 4. Knowledge Share• Share Knowledge by way of: – Your business (helps brand awareness) – Helping others • Queensland Business Facebook Group – Meetings • Write things down • Referrals (acknowledge  thank) – Social Media • Email (I saw this and thought of you) Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 6
  • 7. 5. Internet Relationships• Don’t forget to build relationships online too: – Twitter • Retweets / Share content • Brand awareness – LinkedIn • Recommendations • Contribute to Discussion Groups – Facebook • Share posts • Comment in FB groups – Blogs Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 7
  • 8. 6. Network Network Network• Network like it’s going out of fashion – Build on existing relationships – Create new ones – Don’t forget: • Telephone • Online / Offline meetings • Social Media Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 8
  • 9. 7. Gaining Referrals• Referrals can only be gained if people: – Know what you do – Like you – Remember you• Referrals are not a right; they are earned – Build on relationships to reap the rewards – 7 “meetings” before people buy Remember: People buy from people Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 9
  • 10. 8. Thank you!• Don’t forget to thank people for: – Referrals – Mentions (tags) – Advice – Give credit where it’s due• People want to be acknowledged Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 10
  • 11. 9. Evaluate• You’re not going to be able to: – Make friends with everyone you meet – Help everyone you’ve met• Give the relationship a chance but: – Fizzle it out if it’s not working – Give takers the nudge Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 11
  • 12. 10. And Remember!10.And Remember: – It takes 9-18 months to build a relationship (Kirsty Spraggon) – Don’t expect an instant result – Don’t give up! – Smile  Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 12
  • 13. Top 10 Tips:Summary1. MayKing Friends/Frenemies2. Ask Questions, Listen and Learn3. Your opportunity to shine4. Knowledge Share5. Internet Relationships6. Network Network Network7. Gaining Referrals8. Thank you!9. Evaluate10.And Remember! Top 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 13
  • 14. Thank you! E: Info@maykingtea.com W: www.maykingtea.com : MayKingTea : May King TsangTop 10 tips for MayKing Friends and How to Influence People 14

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