If you mean you hate networking in the sense of going to a networking group meeting then don't go. There are many other ways to gain business through personal introductions ...
This week I'm going to hand over to the master of networking, Dr. Ivan Misner. He is always a source of simple ideas born of great experience and in his blog post called 4 steps to building social capital he gives some alternatives.
Have you got an example where just spending some extra time with a colleague, collaborator or client has resulted in amazing business for you?
"Do share with me as I love hearing about your successes!"
And if you'd like to share some social capital then do give me a call on 07970 638857 and let's see how I can help you with your referral marketing, without actually doing any networking.
I help people build and maintain productive working relationships both with their work colleagues and with a wider network to win more business. I do this by combining my skills in coaching, mediation and training with my extensive experience in senior management.
What I love most about my work is when my clients get those a-ha moments because I know they have seen for themselves the way that they want to move forward. Then they will achieve their ambitions.
Helping people who are having challenges with their working relationships gives me enormous pleasure. It was my privilege when working in health care to see how people working together can make the impossible seem easy and accomplish miracles as a result.
So helping people build or restore strong relationship with their colleagues makes even the hardest work easier, alleviates distress for the individual and reduces problems for the whole organisation.
In all this work trust is an essential ingredient to winning business so most of my work comes through referrals. Referrals come through strong business relationships so it was a natural extension for me to work with Ascentiv and train others in how to get consistent and predictable referrals from their network.
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