Story telling: 5 Top Tips of Networking Illustrated

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Presented to the NDCC on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Paul E Maynard and Alice Dykeman.

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  • Alice: the set up. Don’t resent “foreigners” or those outside your usual circle. Ask questions, get to know them. Paul: this is about face-to-face marketing/networking
  • Paul: Why 5 colors? We wanted to remind you of your childhood
  • Give shape is setting a strategy
  • Are you a morning person? Bright hours are those who can’t deal with eitehr end of the day. Get out of the office “ Make hay while the Sun shines”
  • Can I meet you for coffee? Allows taking leave (2) to learn more When you return
  • Taking stock
  • Story telling: 5 Top Tips of Networking Illustrated

    1. 1. Storytelling: Five Top Tips of Networking Illustrated Presented to NDCC Networking Skills Workshop August 9, 2011
    2. 2. The Metaphor of the Crayon Box <ul><li>“We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.” </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    3. 3. Storytelling: The Five Tips <ul><li>Prepare properly </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker <ul><li>Each can be supported with a story or a metaphor </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Five Colors <ul><li>Black </li></ul><ul><li>Blue </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Red </li></ul><ul><li>Green </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    5. 5. Black <ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are you going? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give shape –strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To the evening or the opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Put a border on things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundaries? </li></ul></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    6. 6. Blue <ul><li>First light of day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the first step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Falls on us first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The brightest color </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek out the bright spots of the room </li></ul></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    7. 7. Yellow <ul><li>The bright hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The strongest light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Make hay while the Sun shines.” </li></ul></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    8. 8. Red <ul><li>The sunset </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The beginning of the end </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dusk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch how the light falls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End of the day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    9. 9. Green <ul><li>The night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where did you go? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look back </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who did you meet? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will your ROI/ROO be? </li></ul></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    10. 10. In Summary <ul><li>Prepare properly </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    11. 11. Exercise <ul><li>Take 3 minutes to have a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to tell (short) stories about one another </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll ask for volunteers </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    12. 12. Bonus Slide: Storytelling <ul><li>Outline the story </li></ul><ul><li>Know the hook </li></ul><ul><li>Have a point </li></ul><ul><li>Put it in context </li></ul><ul><li>Recap </li></ul>Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker
    13. 13. Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker Alice Dykeman [email_address] 214-528-2991 http://www.dykemanassociates.com Contact Info
    14. 14. Alice from Dallas and The Relentless Networker Paul E Maynard [email_address] 817-891-1167 www.paulemaynard.com Contact Info

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