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07 don corleone’s mafia linked in business networking tips

  1. 1. Don Corleone’s 12 Mafia Business Networking TipsFor Growing Your LinkedIn Connections By Mark D. Yates 1 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  2. 2. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 1 Quotations Taken From The Godfather Movie - Don Corleone Family “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” The Godfather Don Corleone.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: In professional business networking your friends are your business connections and your enemies are your competitors. LinkedIn (LI) allows you the opportunity to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 2 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  3. 3. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 2 “Just when I thought I was out, they keep dragging me back in again.” The Godfather Michael Corleone.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: Every time I think I have completed my multi business sector global business network on LI and I step out of the sheer intensity of Power Networking, a client from a new business sector pulls me back in again. 3 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  4. 4. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 3 “The promise is, the deal will be so good we cant refuse.” Sonny Corleone.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: As a proactive LI networker you will be inundated with e- mails offering you all kinds of fantastic business deals which the author suggests are so good you can’t refuse them. Guess what? Most scams are based on the premise of greed and sold on the basis that you shouldn’t refuse the deal. 4 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  5. 5. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 4 “Without your fathers political contacts and personal influence, the Corleone business loses half its strength.” Tom Hagan Consigliere to The Godfather.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: If you are not seriously connected to major contacts and/or people of influence on LI then you should connect with as many POWER networkers as possible. Find many in the LI Black Belt POWER Networkers group. 5 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  6. 6. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 5 “My business methods are as safe as these things can be, about five per cent loss. The risk is nothing, the profits enormous.” Sollozzo Turkish Gangster arch enemy of the Godfather.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: As you build your Linkedin contact base you will be contacted by many unscrupulous spammers offering you unlimited earnings from joining their outrageous business schemes. Guess what? If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then there’s a very high probability it’s a duck. 6 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  7. 7. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 6 “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather Don Corleone.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: If you are going to stick your neck out and offer your business contacts an offer they can’t refuse, then make sure it’s a genuine offer, otherwise your business contacts will desert you in their droves. 7 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  8. 8. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 7 “The Godfather never asks a second favour when he has been refused the first. Understood?” Tom Hagan Consigliere to The Godfather.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: It’s a sad, but true fact that most inexperienced business networkers take far more than they give, and it is this single factor that prevents high volumes of people connecting with them on LI. Occasionally I’ll ask a business favour of someone on LI. If they refuse I’ll flag them as a ‘negative’ contact and never ask them for another favour. 8 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  9. 9. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 8 “I need a friend who has people in high places.” Sollozzo Turkish Gangster arch enemy of the Godfather.Linkedin Expert Interpretation:• See previous point 4. 9 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  10. 10. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 9 “Never let anyone outside the family know what you are thinking.” The Godfather Don Corleone.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: Every professional Power Networker I know works to their own carefully crafted business networking growth plan. These plans contain ideas, tactics, goals and key performance indicators. Many Power Networkers belong to elite niche groups or families. I’ve never known any Power Networker share their growth plans with anyone outside their family. 10 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  11. 11. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 10 “It will cost.” Tom Hagan Consigliere to The Godfather.Linkedin Expert Interpretation: All forms of professional business networking costs you something. LI has cost me time, effort, energy as well as finance. If you want to create and leverage a professional business network, then these are the foundation blocks of your Investment. 11 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  12. 12. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 11 “Blood is a big expense.” Sollozzo Turkish Gangster arch enemy of the Godfather. Linkedin Expert Interpretation: Ever heard the phrase, ‘sweating blood?’ If you have aspirations of building your professional LI network to between 25,000 to the LI maximum of 30,000, then be prepared to sweat buckets of blood on a daily basis. 12 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  13. 13. Mafia Business Networking Tips # 12 “We’ve known each other for years, but this is the first time you come to me for help.” The Godfather Don Corleone. Linkedin Expert Interpretation: Most professional business networkers fail to fully leverage their business contacts. The real reason a Power Networker operates, is to help others 90% of the time, with a 10% expectation of a return. Never be afraid to ask your contacts for help. You will often be pleasantly surprised. 13 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  14. 14. Mafia Business Networking Tips Why the Mafia reference in this presentation? Type Mafia into the LinkedIn ‘Advanced Search’ option and see who LinkedIn return as their # 1 Mafia search result.Guess what? It’s not Don Corleone 14 ©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
  15. 15. Contact Mark D. Yates T: UK 0843 155 0008 E: drmarkdyates@aol.com 15©2012 Dr. Mark D. Yates. drmarkdyates@aol.com
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