Networking Summer Style
I love summer. I do. Really. People are laid back and relaxed. The sun is warm and energizing, and even the most dreaded task, like networking, doesn't seem so bad if done during the summer. It's just an excellent time to plant seeds for connections and referrals you'll want to harvest in the fall.
Robert Middleton, who is the marketing guru for independent professionals like us, talked about networking in his last newsletter. I'd encourage you to listen to the free snippet of the interview I posted here. I listened and benefited from it.
You know, I forget just how important it is to get out and talk about what I'm doing. Not only because I might make sales, but because I get excited thinking and talking about other ADR folks owning businesses that fulfill their dreams. I live a wonderful lifestyle because I was willing to step outside of my comfort zone and do something different. You can, too.
Here's the link to 17 minutes of the longer interview with Andrea Nierenberg, the Queen of Networking:
And, here's the link to Robert's Inforguru Manual. Yep, it's an affiliate link. I felt so strongly about the value of Robert's program, including an ongoing discussion group, that I wanted to help him reach more people. And, yes, this product competes with ADRPracticebuilder.com but so what? What matters is that every mediator, trainer, and Ombuds does well financially. Click on the book to learn more.
Try. Fail. Learn. Grow.