Effective Networking for Independent Contractors

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Slides fro my presentation "Effective Networking for Independent Contractors" given 11/13/10 at IndieConf in Raleigh, NC

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Effective Networking for Independent Contractors

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE NETWORKING for Independent Contractors
  2. 2. why does networking get such a bad rep?
  3. 3. i was born networking.
  4. 4. EFFECTIVE NETWORKING • Principles of Networking • Networking Online • Networking Offline • Making it Count
  5. 5. BASIC PRINCIPLES
  6. 6. open a bank account.
  7. 7. it’s not all about you.
  8. 8. give first.
  9. 9. give often.
  10. 10. you can’t know everyone.
  11. 11. ONLINE NETWORKING
  12. 12. LinkedIn
  13. 13. Facebook
  14. 14. go niche.
  15. 15. OFFLINE NETWORKING Brandon
  16. 16. where to go?
  17. 17. introductions rawk.
  18. 18. don’t be “that guy.”
  19. 19. don’t be a business card ninja.
  20. 20. avoid “referral groups.” (like your life depended on it)
  21. 21. step away from the smartphone!
  22. 22. MAKE IT COUNT
  23. 23. follow up!
  24. 24. but don’t spam.
  25. 25. keep. in. touch.
  26. 26. my process
  27. 27. Connect Follow-up Provide Value Keep In Touch
  28. 28. provide value.
  29. 29. just ask.
  30. 30. software.
  31. 31. BRANDON ELEY Interactive Director - Kelsey Advertising & Design Author, Blogger, Speaker - EleyMedia brandon@eleymedia.com Twitter: @beley Online Marketing Inside Out By Brandon Eley & ShayneTilley www.brandoneley.com www.kelseyads.com

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