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    The Networker #56: How To Research The Event Guest List Like A Pro

    The Networker #56: How To Research The Event Guest List Like A ProRead time: 3 minutes & 22 secondsAll networkers have been told at some point; “research the guest list before an event”. But few share practical ways to do so. Until now. But preparing and...

    The Networker #55: 4 Ways To Improve Your Conversations

    The Networker #55: 4 Ways To Improve Your ConversationsRead time: 3 minutes & 22 secondsWhen someone recommends a book to me, I don’t rush to buy it right away. Here’s what I do. Search for the author on Spotify to find podcasts they’ve appeared on. What you find...

    The Networker #54: What Time Of Day Is Best For Networking?

    The Networker #54: What Time Of Day Is Best For Networking?Read time: 2 minutes & 12 secondsMorning, afternoon, or evening? What’s the best time to network? Today I talk through this old age conundrum with networking. Because networking becomes more enjoyable and...

    The Networker #52: How To Increase Your Enjoyment From Networking

    The Networker #52: How To Improve Your Enjoyment From NetworkingRead time: 1 minute & 20 secondsNetworking and playing golf have a lot in common.  Before I lose you, you don’t have to like or play golf to understand this edition. Replace golf with any sport you...

    The Networker #50: 7 Networking Lessons From 50 Editions

    The Networker #50: 7 Networking Lessons From 50 EditionsRead time: 3 minutes & 46 secondsA year ago, I committed to writing a weekly networking newsletter. As I hit 50 editions, I reflect and realise there are lessons and principles that can be applied to...

    The Networker #48: What I’d Tell My Younger Self About Networking

    The Networker #48: What I'd Tell My Younger Self About NetworkingRead time: 1 minutes & 49 secondsI was 22 when I started networking in my professional life. Truth is, I was doing so before I even had my first ‘proper’ job. I got that job as a result of someone I...

    The Networker #47: Best Editions of 2023

    The Networker #47: The Most Shared Editions of 2023Read time: 3 minutes & 44 secondsI spent a white trying to think of a quirky acronym for these awards. The NOTYA’s 2023 is the best I’ve got. The Networker Of The Year Award 2023. Where I recognise the editions...

    The Networker #46: How To Maximise Networking In December

    The Networker #46: How To Maximise Your Network (Or Not Networking) In DecemberRead time: 3 minutes & 44 secondsDecember is a funny month for networking. Social events ramp up. Traditional networking events slow down. With many other occasions filling your diary...

    The Networker #45: The White Flag Approach To Leaving Conversations

    The Networker #45: The White Flag Approach To Leaving ConversationsRead time: 2 minutes & 44 secondsLeaving conversations is hard. Having dedicated edition #17 to this very topic. But I've since learned about a new approach to help leave conversations. Thanks to...

    The Networker #44: My #1 Book Recommendation For Networkers

    The Networker #44: My #1 Book Recommendation For NetworkersRead time: 2 minutes & 44 secondsI had a friend doing some work for me in the garden recently. He was a landscaper for over 10 years. But last year he changed industry into the world of sales and customer...

    The Networker #43: Your Network Trust Battery

    The Networker #43: Your Network Trust BatteryRead time: 3 minutes & 42 secondsThe Networker is all about helping you network smarter. Some editions are practical. Some offer a new way to think about your networking. Today’s edition is one of the latter. As I dive...

    The Networker #41: Are You Ignoring These People When Networking?

    The Networker #41: Are You Ignoring These People When Networking?Read time: 2 minutes & 04 secondsIt’s not just the new connections you make when networking that are important. Today, we look at a simple method to help you identify those you can reconnect or...

    The Networker #38: The 12-4-1 Follow Up Framework

    The Networker #38: The 12-4-1 Follow Up FrameworkRead time: 4 minutes & 11 secondsThe magic of networking happens between the events. And with the 12-4-1 Follow Up Framework, you can become a networking magician. Unfortunately, many believe following up after an...

    The Networker #37: Amateur v Elite Networkers

    The Networker #37: Amateur v Elite NetworkersRead time: 3 minutes & 43 secondsIn any discipline, you’ll have amateur and elite level individuals. It’s not genetics that differentiates them. It’s how they think, how they behave and approach their skill. From their...

    The Networker #34: 6 Tools That’ll Support Your Networking

    The Networker #34: 6 Tools That'll Support Your NetworkingRead time: 4 minutes & 15 secondsNetworking has evolved far beyond the traditional exchange of business cards. Truth be told, I can count on my hands how many times I’ve given out a business card this year....

    The Networker #31: 6 Networking Mistakes That Lead To Inconsistency

    The Networker #31: 6 Networking Mistakes That Lead to InconsistencyRead time: 4 minutes & 12 secondsJanuary 2023. The Networker started with 0 subscribers. After 5 editions I could’ve given up. After some editions I heard crickets in my inbox. But gradually, 500+...

    The Networker #28: Joining Conversations at Networking Events

    The Networker #28: Joining Conversations at Networking EventsRead time: 5 minutes & 27 secondsIn my time I’ve witnessed (and been on the receiving end of) some very dubious methods to joining conversations. From the bull-in-a-china-shop style entrance. To the...

    The Networker #27: Visual Networking Lessons [Part 2]

    The Networker #27: Visual Networking Lessons [Part 2]Read time: 2 minutes & 32 secondsToday's edition is part two following on from edition #12​. With some more visual networking lessons. Whilst I love to write and share networking nuggets and my musings,...

    The Networker #24: The Power of an Accountability Networker

    The Networker #24: The Power of an Accountability NetworkerRead time: 3 minutes & 22 secondsI touched on this concept in edition #2 of The Networker. And received a number of replies acknowledging. The premise of finding an ‘accountability networker’. And how it...

    The Networker #23: Will AI Be The Death Of Networking

    The Networker #23: Will AI Be The Death of NetworkingRead time: 2 minutes & 58 secondsWill AI be the death of networking? My opinion is - the opposite will happen. Let’s dive in.In recent years, the use of AI has significantly increased. And this year it seems AI...

    The Networker #21: Spent Time vs Invested Time at Networking Events

    The Networker #21: Spent Time vs Invested Time at Networking EventsRead time: 3 minutes & 44 seconds“I don’t have time to go networking”. How many times have you heard that? Or said that yourself? I know some of you have - as you replied to the question of your...

    The Networker #20: 30 Minute Weekly System to Engage Your Network

    The Networker #20: 30 Minute Weekly System to Engage Your NetworkRead time: 2 minutes & 41 secondsToday I’m introducing something brand spanking new. A practical model and system I hope can truly help you become a smarter networker. Consider it a 30 minute workout...

    The Networker #19: Craft The Perfect Networking Introduction

    The Networker #19: Craft Your Perfect Introduction at Networking EventsRead time: 1 minute & 22 seconds (+ watch time)“So what do you do?” The most common question you navigate at a networking event. And my guess is your answer ticks one (or more) of these:...

    The Networker #18: The Networking Event Sandwich

    The Networker #18: The Networking Event SandwichRead time: 2 minutes & 41 secondsThe sandwich. A staple in the diet of so many… From school days spent tentatively waiting to find out which filling you’ve got in your lunchbox… To your on-the-go supermarket meal...

    The Networker #17: Leaving Conversations at Networking Events

    The Networker #17: Leaving Conversations at Networking Events - Without Feeling RudeRead time: 3 minutes & 15 secondsToday I address the challenge 1 in 5 of you have shared to the question I pose when subscribing to The Networker - “what is your biggest networking...

    The Networker #16: You Get What You Pay For With Networking

    The Networker #16: You Get What You Pay For With NetworkingRead time: 4 minutes & 49 secondsWhy pay to go networking? Straight out the gate I’m going to address this. “But of course you’re going to say you should pay to go networking, you run a company that...

    The Networker #14: Building Networking Habits

    The Networker #14: Building Small (But Impactful) Networking HabitsRead time: 3 minutes & 22 secondsGoals give you direction and a destination. Habits help you get there. Last week I explored setting realistic networking goals. Today it’s connecting some healthy...

    The Networker #12: 6 Networking Lessons [Visuals]

    The Networker #12: 6 Networking Lessons [Visuals]Read time: 2 minutes & 55 secondsToday's edition is a more visual edition. As I share some of my most popular graphics from the #VisualiseNetworking content series on LinkedIn I've shared over the past 9-10 months. ...

    The Networker #11: Why Going to The Gym is Like Networking

    The Networker #11: Why Networking is Like Going to The GymRead time: 4 minutes & 39 seconds Summer is on its way. Maybe a New Year’s Resolution was to workout more - and you’re still going strong…right? (Virtual pat on back to you if so). I’ve just relocated to...

    The Networker #9: 7 Books to Supercharge Your Networking

    The Networker #9: 7 Books to Supercharge Your NetworkingRead time: 4 minutes & 48 secondsMany factors are at play when networking. First impressions.  How you listen.  What you say. How you say it. Your approach.  Networking is a skill. One you can continually be...

    The Networker #8: 4 Habits For After a Networking Event

    The Networker #8: 4 Simple Habits as You Leave a Networking EventRead time: 2 minutes & 55 secondsYou walk out of a networking event. Great. The real work starts now. Amateur networkers walk out of an event and move onto the next thing right away. They get their...

    The Networker #6: The One Thing To Not Take Networking

    The Networker #6: The One Thing To NOT Take NetworkingRead time: 4 minutesBusiness cards, check. A pen for notes, check. Positive attitude, check. There’s a lot of talk about what to take to a networking event. But rarely about what not to take. Today, I’m focusing on...

    The Networker #3: How to Choose a Networking Group

    The Networker #3: Choosing The Right Networking GroupRead time: 6 minutes You’ve started your business. Great. Now you need people to know about you. How? Many will advise to go networking. *Googles networking events near me* Wow - how many?! In this edition, I'll arm...

    The Networker #2: The Key to Unlocking Networking Results

    The Networker #2: The Key to Unlocking Networking ResultsRead time: 4.5 minutes From running 400+ events, I’ve noticed why those that make networking work, and those that don’t. And it comes down to one key trait. One that requires no talent. Regardless of who you...

    The Networker #1: Why You Go Networking

    The Networker #1: Why The Networker & Why You NetworkRead time: 3 minutesWhy The Networker? When you start businesses, you're advised to go ‘networking’. But you’re rarely shown where, and never how to do it. Then you have to navigate the sea of networking events...