The Reluctant Networker Blog by Greg Peters

We all know that networking — or word-of-mouth — is one of the best ways to grow a business. But what if you don’t know where to start? What if you don’t know what to say? What if the other kids laugh at you? We can help.

  • Any System in a Storm
    In my previous post about networking, I mentioned that you should have a system to track the details of those in your network (and I mean that in the non-creepy-stalker way).  Nerds, er, technically minded people like myself have a real problem with this.  We spend such a long time planning, testing, reviewing, building, etc, ...
  • It’s the Little Things
    On our first full day vacationing at Disney World, we went for lunch at the Crystal Palace. While we were there, our server presented my daughter Kaylie with a cupcake (complete with lighted candle) and a card signed by the characters she had met that day (Winnie the Pooh and friends). Now, of course, Kaylie ...
  • The ART of Networking
    Networking is the process of creating mutually-beneficial, long-term relationships. Given that, it isn’t something that you can do quickly. There is a series of steps which you must follow. Only a Bad Networker tries to skip ahead. The steps are: Awareness: This is when the other person recognizes you face and ...