Networking: It's an important job


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Networking: it's one of the most important jobs and activity that any professional sales person or unemployed/underemployed job seeker should do daily, but often doesn't due lack of information, education, skills or tools in doing so. This is a review of the importance of "networking" in our daily lives.

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Networking: It's an important job

  1. 1. pdq networking speed networking : person-to-person | business-to-business | face-to-face | phone-to-phone NETWORKING It’s One Of The Most Important Parts Of Your Job Or Job Search Note: This presentation and/or any part of it cannot be copied or reproduced in any manner without the written consent of PDQ Networking. February 5, 2009
  2. 2. The Purpose of Networking <ul><li>Promote yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your company </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your products or services </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your value or opportunity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Fallacies <ul><li>You have a web site </li></ul><ul><li>You list your products & services </li></ul><ul><li>You have an email address and a phone number </li></ul>Sales/Business <ul><li>You have created your resume </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve posted it on Monster & other job sites </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve created a profile on LinkedIN </li></ul>Job Seeker You wait for the phone to ring!!!
  4. 4. Networking is a Job Just because you have promoted yourself or your company on one of more web sites or job boards, you can’t just sit back and just wait for the phone to ring or wait for someone to eventually contact you. You have to “make it a job” each day in dedicating time and effort to actively connect and network with people and businesses in “promoting” yourself and your business. While there are several means of doing this, the most effective ones are either “live” face-to-face or phone-to-phone networking encounters. It’s those verbal or in-person “one-to-ones” or “one-to-many” interfaces that allow you to actively and verbally pitch your “elevator speech” which is more effective in advancing your career.
  5. 5. Networking Recommendations <ul><li>Continue to make “connections” via LinkedIN or other venues. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to hone your “elevator speech” so it has a natural and even flow in conveying who you are, what you do and what you want to pique the interest of your listener in a short 30 to 60 second timeframe. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for, attend and participate in “speed networking” events in your area on a regular basis to physically meet and interface with “real people” who may be your target or whom may know the right person for you to contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for and participate in phone-to-phone “speed networking” events right from the convenience of your own phone to interface remotely with “real people” in conveying your elevator pitch. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the web site regularly for listings of upcoming face-to-face and phone-to-phone networking events </li></ul>
  6. 6. About PDQ Networking <ul><li>Networking is our focus and our business </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting people and businesses network more effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Offer and provide networking seminars and workshops on the art and skills required for effective networking </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor “speed networking” events for various churches, business groups, organizations, job fairs and companies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide licenses for “speed networking” events where churches, business groups, organizations, job fairs and companies can sponsor and facilitate their own unique “one-to-many” networking events </li></ul><ul><li>Provide phone-to-phone “speed networking” events for participants to engage in remotely from the convenience of their own phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide other tools to assess and improve your networking skills. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Contact PDQ Networking Web site: Contact: Ed Schrader Email: [email_address] Telephone: 804.419.4346 (USA) Other: Please contact me to explain/discuss the benefits of “speed networking” and how it may help you or your organization with your next networking event.  LinkedIN 10% discount on “face-to-face” speed networking event licensing  Please contact me to demonstrate what “phone-to-phone” speed networking is all about with the offer to participate in 3 FREE networking events from the convenience of your own phone …no strings attached, and you can keep any leads from the events. REMEMBER: NETWORK DAILY …and do it PDQ!
  8. 8. <ul><li>So your options are: </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the phone to ring, or </li></ul><ul><li>Make the phone ring! </li></ul><ul><li>… the later has a better chance of getting the bills paid. </li></ul>THANK YOU!