How Do You Maximize Networking & Joint Venture Potential?
Networking tips can help you maximize your time while building relationships that can lead to joint ventures. You only get to make a first impression once... so stand out, bring your ‘A’ game. Networking is about building relationships that can ultimately lead to potential joint ventures, in real estate and otherwise.
The following tips can support you in reaching your goals, and success:
• STAND OUT!
Use curiosity to gain attention. People will go to untold lengths to scratch that itch: 'Sorry, that’s classified', wear a crazy t-shirt with your value proposition, pass out buttons that are irreverent but funny like Dustin Mathews with his 'Are you Dirty?' buttons that market his speaker newsletter 'Dirty Talk'. Or make it easy to follow-up with you with a site like Dustin Matthew's (what would REALLY be cool is to hand out business cards with a link that says 'IMetTony.com' at a seminar event, and have a pre-loaded PERSONALIZED video welcome message that is tailored to attendees you JUST MET at the event…that people, you hand out your card to, can watch on that website after the event when they go home!).
• Stay Present in the Here and Now
'Stay present' is a term in Personal Development. Minimize your distractions by not scheduling any outside appointments. I feel certain most of you have lives so keyed-up, hectic, and jam-packed with activities that... truthfully... you only have a fraction of your attention to give to any one thing at any one time. Fight that instinct. Stay present! When you’re networking on the look out for potential joint ventures then THIS is where the money is TODAY, right now, right here.
• Decide What You Want to Accomplish Before you Step Foot in the Room!
I use the '5-5-5 rule' at seminars. No, that's not for Domino's pizza delivery. I look to discover ‘5’ income and lifestyle-increasing concepts or strategies to apply immediately in the next two weeks. I look to find out from presenters or other attendees ‘5’ books to read to grow as a person and an entrepreneur in the next 90 days. And most importantly, I look for ‘5’ people to follow-up with in the next two weeks so that we can work together this year.
I say anything beyond that is icing on the cake!
Whatever you look to accomplish, be specific and plan it out!
• Bring Your 'A' Game!
Lots of organizations can give you networking opportunities on a local scale, but few can connect you with like-minded entrepreneurs at the highest level. If you get the chance to attend high-level networking events then make sure to bring you’re 'A' game!
• You're Where the Fish Are! Fish…
If you’re outgoing, passionate, friendly, and a good listener, I can definitely tell you that it’s possible to meet someone who might strike up a friendship with you and gladly agree to become apart of your network or a potential JV partner just about anywhere.
• Take Full Responsibility for Your Success!
When you point your finger to someone else, literally the physical metaphor is that there are three fingers pointing back to you. Try it. We are where we are as a sum total of all the decisions we have made and the actions we have taken to that point. If you don't like where you are, realize now that blaming other people or circumstances is a victim's mentality. Choose again.
Winners take full responsibility for their success.
Let your networking activities help you accomplish your goals. Implement these networking tips and begin to see your relationships build. The perfect contact(s) for a joint venture is out there. Will you be present and ready to connect in a meaningful way? Your success depends on it!
An entrepreneur, real estate investor, marketing consultant and copywriter, dedicated reader of thriller novels, lover of great southern barbecue, Texas hold ‘em poker aficionado, and published author, Danny Welsh is passionate about two things: empowering real estate investors and entrepreneurs to get to the next level, and helping other business owners get better results with their marketing using mostly no cost and low cost marketing initiatives. Co-founder of both the Greatest Real Estate Giveaway and Real Deal Community social network for real estate investors, Danny is a managing partner with HIS Real Estate Network, a commercial real estate buying group. http://www.hisrealestatenetwork.com/383
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