Business networking and the half-life of enthusiasm

Stefan Thomas speaking at a business networking event

Every time I speak or write about networking, and I speak to thousands of people a year, I ALWAYS cover the subject of following up with the people you meet. But it strikes me that maybe I’m not being clear enough about that message. It isn’t just that you need to follow up, but you […]

The Networking Retreat App – a sneak preview

If you’re looking at this page, it’s likely that you’re one of the very few people I’ve invited to get a sneak preview of The Networking Retreat App before it launches. You can take a look at some of the functionality in the video below and then, if you’d like to download it, you can […]

How to accelerate the Meet – Like – Know – Trust in networking

How to accelerate the Meet - Like - Know - Trust in networking

Earlier today I posted a video explaining how the Meet – Like – Know – Trust that we talk about in networking, isn’t just words. It is an actual process, and you can influence how rapidly, or otherwise, your contacts move through that process. The aim, of course, is that business and networking contacts trust […]

7 quick tips to help you get the most from your next networking event

People networking at a business event

You might be booked for your very first business networking event, or you may be a veteran of networking meetings. But in either case, being prepared is as important as what you do at the meeting itself. If you want to feel more confident about the event, and how you present yourself, here are some […]

Immersion beats time – here’s what I mean.

Stefan Thomas speaking at a networking event

I believe that one of the biggest myths in business networking is that everything needs to take a certain amount of time. That there is a fixed time for a relationship to mature, or an absolute time period that it takes us to move through the Meet – Like – Know – Trust, before we […]

The Networking Retreat Audio Show Podcast is live

After a LOT of encouragement from others, I have finally got over myself and started a podcast – The Networking Retreat Audio Show. I would LOVE some feedback, requests for future shows, and anything else you’d like to add. I’m a big fan of simplicity and removing the barriers to me doing things, so I’ve […]

Why you need a different introduction for each networking event

Over the years I’ve attended over 1000 different networking events, and worked with hundreds of people to help improve their results from networking. One area where I find people can make really significant improvements is by paying just a little more attention to their 40 or 60 second introduction, and realising that one size fits […]

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