Do you have a competitor who always seems to have new connections and new clients? Do you wonder how you can grow your network and client base this year to stay ahead of your competition?
People do business with others they know, like and trust. This concept is paramount to any business relationship. It is the key to your success as a business person. It is what will make lucrative clients want to do business with you. It is what will make senior executives want to promote you.
Last week I shared with you Part 1 of this blog post and video series. Click here to watch the video, “Conversation Skills Part 1: Comment on Your Surroundings”. In business, conversation skills are crucial. You need them to connect, engage, and move the business connection to a long-term relationship.
When your boss tells you that you’re being sent on an international business trip, your mind probably fills with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead. You carefully prepare your suitcase, your professional attire, and your business notes. You may even learn how to say hello and thank you in the native language of where […]
Did you know that you have about 10 seconds from the moment you walk through the doors of an interview room to win over your interviewer? During this time, your interviewer will be looking at the clothes you wear, the way you stand, and will evaluate the grip of your handshake. From this information, they […]
It’s summertime! The warm weather heats up everybody’s festive spirit and that means more after work drinks, more weekend get-togethers, and more cocktail parties. Cocktail parties are a great way to make new friends, to see old ones, and to simply have fun. They do however require a certain level of decorum and class. Otherwise you […]
No matter how many networking events we attend, we always seem to be confronted with the same problem time and time again: remembering another person’s name. You’re not alone. The reason I decided to write this article is because I find it’s the most common problem professionals or entrepreneurs have at networking events. Good news is: […]
In business, before you are assessed on your appearance, body language, and facial expressions, you are first and foremost assessed on whether you are ‘on time’. Punctuality is a critical part of your professional image. Without it, the most expensive Armani suit or Chanel dress may not save you from a negative impression.