How do you DO your one on one meeting ???

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How many 1:1 appointments do you have each month ???  Do you call for the get-together or do you wait for others to make this first move ???
When you meet someone at a large gathering and collect their business cards, WHAT will you do with those cards ??? THIS is your opportunity to make that first move to get to know the other person better SO CALL and ask for a meeting.

You need to agree on the date and time and then you select a location that works for each of you … NOW what will you say/ask/do during that meeting ??? Do you bring samples of your product – NO – this is NOT the time for pushing your product or service… this is the time to get to KNOW that person and what makes them tick.

What happens if an hour or so has passed and they have STILL not asked one thing about YOU or your company ???  It is time to leave…!!! A true professional makes the interaction work BOTH WAYS … you will be able to tell if this person is completely absorbed in themselves or truly interested in other people…if that hour passes and there has been NO questions about you, your family, your company, your success journey, they are truly self-absorbed and most likely NOT a good fit for your product/service NOR the other Networking groups you belong to !!!

It is a great thing to want to help people but that initial interaction needs to be MUTUAL and definitely NOT a one-sided conversation.  “It was nice to meet you in person” and now MOVE ON !!!

Cathy Weaver

Cathy Weaver began Networking full time in June of 2008, when she founded her Miracles With Water company. She started Networking all over the Greater Kansas City area and was soon referred to as a ‘Master Networker’. Her involvement in these groups over the years has actually awarded her designations such as 2012 Volunteer of the Year for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce; a four-time Bartlett-Olson Membership Achievement Award Recipient; and Cathy was voted into the KC Magazine’s 2013 Class of Most Influential Women. In 2018, Cathy was selected as the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year by the Kansas Department of Commerce. With the success of her Kangen Water business, dba Miracles With Water, Cathy also found the time to write 3 books: "Networking On Steroids" published in 2012, "He Hit The Clouds Running...and never looked back" published in 2017 and "Networking On Steroids PQ" published in 2020. From #water to #networking to #grief and beyond, Cathy may be that person YOU would like to have speak to your group, virtually, of course.

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