PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

Networking Tip #4: ‘Ice Breaker’

The Scenario: You’re going to an event and you didn’t bring a buddy. Now what? Don’t panic. The magic words: Ice Breaker. If it’s an event where people are expected to meet other people – you’re in good company. You just need to crank up your courage level a little bit! In this 5 minute […]

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April
4

“A Networking Book” as corporate gifts for clients!

Looking for a last minute idea to tell your clients how much you’ve appreciated their business? You want to show great value without overdoing it? A gift that meets your budget and your boss’ approval? Why not give your customers “A Networking Book”? It’s great value and to make it even more special, I can personalize each […]

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November
27

Networking Tip #3: ‘Stealth at the door’

The scenario: You go to an event because of the topic or speaker…but you’re going alone. Now what? Instead of waiting for something to happen, why not be proactive? ‘Stealth at the door’ means that you are under the radar but you’re getting ready to seize networking opportunities – you’re looking for familiar faces as they […]

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November
23

Networking Tip #2: WDYK

It’s happened before…you’re talking to someone and that person can’t help you: You’re not going to make the sale or this person cannot connect you to the decision maker. Yikes! What do you do? Answer: You close your discussion graciously by asking: Who do you know (WDYK)? I’ve used this angle many times. It’s amazing […]

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February
23

Tip #1 on Networking: Let’s have coffee!

It’s a new year so let’s ‘get crackin’ at getting new contacts… When we meet people it’s an emotional experience but that can help your learning since when emotions are involved, you learn a lot faster. Control your emotions, face your fears; get better and improve your networking skills all by asking this new person […]

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February
14