Networking in 2012: How To Grow From Wimp to Warrior In 6 Easy Steps

February is our Warrior Networking month! Learn how to apply last year's lessons and failures to this year's networking plan. So, how exactly, do you apply what you've learned to propel you ahead of the competition? Read on... Step 1: Move from general to specific You’ve got your elevator speech prepared and perfectly rehearsed. At the end of your elevator speech, list three specific … [Read more...]

Stay Memorable When You Network: 15 Sensational Ideas

We know that preparing for a networking event is important.  Cincinnati’s full of regular groups that encourage the same routine:  write an elevator speech, make it no longer than 30 seconds and practice, practice, practice. But let’s be honest:  there’s nothing encourages your ears to tune out and a yawn to creep up more than the same repeated elevator speech week after week. Not that practice … [Read more...]

Network Like A Warrior: Tom’s Three Things

Tom Lunney, one of our top advisors here at American Small Business Centers, is one networking warrior some of you may know personally.  For those of you who don't know:  Tom's not a "sugar coat and top it with a cherry" kind of guy. His 20+ years of experience may be unknown to many of us, but this gentle giant is bound and determined to tell it like it is. After our Quarterly Matchmaking event … [Read more...]

Network Like A Warrior: How To Choose The Best Cincinnati Networking Event To Attend

February is Warrior Networking month and much like the famous generals and leaders of wars fought before us, choosing the best networking event to attend is like preparing for battle: Choosing the right battle plan and grounds can win you a sweet victory. Choosing the wrong tools and underestimating your environment can lead you to defeat. Your selection of networking circles and groups is one … [Read more...]