Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just turn up?
Just turn up and find an endless source of amazing new leads.
Business networking meetings rarely work that way. They are not a free lunch.
People usually only come to them because somebody else referred them in the first place, or recommended that they attend.
SO . . .
- You should expect to be doing some of the work.
- You should expect that you need to invite people to the group.
- You should expect that the growth and success of the group is as much your responsibility as anybody else’s.
And ironically, the more that you do contribute to the group in this way, the more you will be appreciated and valued by the rest of the group.
And ultimately, you will get more out of the group yourself.
Think of bringing a guest as being part of your admission to the event.
I was going to make some waiver about not needing to contribute if you are paying a premium fee to attend a networking event.
Quite frankly, that is rubbish as well.
Even in groups where the membership costs $1000 or more per year, you are still expected to invite new members.
And because the group is made up of individual people like you, it is because of you that other members and people are attracted to the group.
So . . .
Think of a business owner right now, and invite them to the next networking event that you attend. Ring them right now.
Not everyone will say yes.
But if you can invite one per week, you will make a substantial contribution to the success of the group you attend.
And a successful group really means success for you as well as a member of that group.
You wouldn’t hold a party or a wedding without inviting people . . . so why go to a networking event without inviting someone.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- Invite someone to the next event you are attending.
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I define Leadership as an invitation to greatness that we extend to others.
Remember – Business Networking Tips 10