Are You The Airport Or The Infrequent Traveler?

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I ask this question as a metaphor for business networking.  I find that people often take one of two approaches to networking.


1. They enthusiastically dive right in and start helping other people and setting up their network of referral partners.


2. They timidly stand back and evaluate what everyone else is doing to see if it’s [...Click Here To Read The Rest On IdeaBox]

 

Jason Sanders @ValuePagesGroup
Business Networking Specialist

www.TheValuePagesGroup.com

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Mark Hall
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I once belonged to a "Pay to Play" networking group that was filled with 2's. At first I was confused. Why pay so much money to be part of a group and then become a wallflower. I concluded that some people pay to be part of these groups with hope that it will somehow be more productive than past free groups that they have participated in. They never realize that it wasn't the group that was the problem. They themselves were the problem.

December 11, 2009 08:47 PM
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Jason Sanders
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Ted - So true!  Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Mark - If only everyone held themselves accountable for their success....there would be a lot more successful people!  If you're not excited about your business, you can't really expect anyone else to be?  Thanks a lot for your comments!

December 11, 2009 10:52 PM
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Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I agree. If we are not excited about our business we cannot expect others to be .

December 12, 2009 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Elite Home Sales Team
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Keller Williams Realty

Ok I get it but doesn't that sound like work.  I thought this business was sitting and waiting for the phone to ring.  HA HA HA Ha!

December 12, 2009 08:59 AM
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Jason Sanders
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Gita - Thanks for commenting!

Mark and/or Tim - Ha!  I'll call you if you call me! ;-)  Thanks for the laugh!

 

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