Whether you LIKE Networking or you find it to be a chore, if the success of your business requires Networking, you will need Networking group/s to attend !!!
I have found it helpful to keep a list of different groups – this is for the Kansas City area but can certainly be ‘tweaked’ to fit your own city – where business-minded people congregate !!! If you are ‘comfortable in SMALL groups, there are small Chambers of Commerce and small Networking events…REMEMBER, in a SMALL group, usually you MUST speak and introduce yourself. If your comfort zone is LARGER groups, you can ‘hide out’ and NOT have to speak or introduce yourself because there are SO MANY PEOPLE…before you DECIDE what your comfort zone is, find out WHY you think as you do…sometimes you can blend in a large group and you will STAND OUT as a newbie in a small group.
If you have a Networking group that I do NOT have listed here, please send me the link to your website and I am happy to add it to my Networking chart.
I wrote a book, Networking On Steroids, to help each of us through the maize that IS Networking…there are various tips and techniques that many people use on a daily basis to improve their skills. I hope you will find this book helpful as you achieve YOUR OWN Networking goals !!!
www.CathyWeaverKC.com is the location for the list of Networking groups and also on my website is the link to purchase my book from Amazon !!! Thank you so much and Happy Networking to all !!!