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Building a NY/CT Regional Community of Like Minded Business People

By nyctregion13831870, Aug 14 2018 12:30PM

Junior Year

Your junior year is key to networking. In between lectures, studying, parties, trips to the library or wherever you may go, make the most of your junior year. Continue cultivating a meaningful network by adding more professors, mentors, and advisors to your network, as well as, continue to search for potential internships.

1. Be Retrospective. Take a look back at your networking goals that you have set over the past two years. Did you meet them? If not, take the time to evaluate why. Where can you improve? Make any necessary changes and move forward. "It's great to have ambition to ultimately succeed in a chosen field, but don't let that make your vision too narrow too soon. Don't shut out the larger picture: that there will be dozens of ways to fail, succeed, and grow." -- Heike Currie, Program Coordinator Communications, The Juilliard School.

2. Be Innovative. Create a strong resume, and yes a resume does matter. Be creative with your resume. Use people in your network to critique it so that you are able to put your best foot forward. Now is also the time to be creative with “networking cards.” You need to have something tangible to hand out to people.

3. Be Online. Networking can happen anywhere and anytime, including online. Develop a solid reputable social media presence. Improve and polish your LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles. Social media is one of the first places potential employers will look before hiring you, your presence matters.

4. Be a Dreamer. Make a list of dream companies that you would like to work for and start targeting them. Think of people in your network that might help you get your foot in the door. If possible meet and interview their employees.

By nyctregion13831870, Aug 30 2017 08:21PM

You see each other at networking events, and often, if you are honest, you avoid direct eye contact and pray someone else captures your attention. After all, those stereotypes about Baby Boomers and Millennials may have a pinch of truth in them and what could the two of you possibly have in common? Little do you know, the two of you have much more in common than you realize, and the two of you actually need each other much more than you realize.


Baby Boomers know the value of a network – one that isn’t built overnight and isn’t a one-way street. Millennials often view networking, as how can this help me, but networking is a mutually beneficial two-way street. Networking is building and maintaining genuine relationships with people. It is something you begin building early on in your career, and it is something that you should never stop building. Boomers need fresh ideas and different perspectives from Millennials, as well as, insight on the latest trends and the latest technology. Millennials, not only need access to plethora of contacts, but they also need a mentor. Someone they can learn from, someone’s brain to pick, and someone to model their career after.


By being authentic with one another, you are able to bridge a generational gap, and ultimately, learn and grow from one another. Step across the room, step across the generation gap.







By nyctregion13831870, Apr 16 2017 01:38PM

Master Networks NY/CT
Master Networks NY/CT

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut; each workday is rinse, lather, and repeat? There is no deviation from one day to the next, no deviation from one account to the next because everything fits into the same mold. You aren’t generating new leads. While you know your business in and out, you’ve hit a plateau in profits. At some point most entrepreneurs and business owners get stuck in this cycle.

What’s the remedy? The answer: a network full of fresh eyes. Networking with an organization like Master Networks gives you the opportunity to create new experiences that spark ideas and promote personal development. With a network like Master Networks you have access to a grid of interconnected business people throughout the country that are educating one another, transferring new concepts, and ultimately, trusting in one another by giving each other referrals. Social gatherings and chapter meetings help produce, not only relationships, but the momentum to create new opportunities for one another. The power from Master Networks University creates a surge of energy that plugs into an entire region of potential strategic partners. With a network like this, rinse, lather, repeat becomes non-existent. You are generating new leads and every day is different day.


#masternetworks #businessnetworking



By nyctregion13831870, Mar 1 2017 02:00PM

Relationship Development System


Several years ago during a severe storm, a tree feel on our house. Luckily no one was hurt, but the tree was very close to my youngest daughter's bedroom, and I knew I needed to have the tree removed as soon as possible. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember the name of "our tree guy", probably because it was a very stressful situation. Yet, I knew that he was my guy; I trusted him. I knew he was going to show up and get the job done. I didn’t want to take my chances with anyone else. I didn’t want an estimate. I didn’t want to wait weeks to have the tree removed. I wanted the issue to be resolved effortlessly. I finally tracked him down, and just as I thought, he fixed our situation immediately.


As I reflect back, I realized he needed to be contacting his clients monthly. He needed to send us friendly reminders letting us know that he was still there if we needed any help with anything. If I hadn’t been able to locate him, I would have been forced to use a random company that I had found on the Internet, and I knew that wasn’t what I wanted or needed. I have seen many businesses in this same exact spot. They are successful enough, but they don’t have time to communicate with their current and past clients. They just aren’t as successful as they could be. And in the end, they end up loosing potential business because past clients have lost touch with them.


The most important thing you can do for your business is to keep fueling your referral engine by creating a Relationship Development System (RDS). Your database of past, present, and potential clients should be current, and your systematic messages need to hold value. In Chas Wilson’s book, Five Plus One: The Entrepreneurs Formula for Success, he states that you need to master targeting by identify, locating, and contacting a steady stream of people who want what you have to offer. Technically you don’t exist and are out of business if you don’t have any customers, so it all comes down to finding, attracting and retaining customers.


Not only would I have benefited from my tree guy utilizing an RDS, his business would have also benefitted.


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