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  • Better together

    Better together

    Bob had arrived, pulled up a chair and reclined with a cup of what appeared to be hot chocolate … So, what do you say Bob? I asked. “Getting good players is easy. Getting those good players to play together is the hard part.”  It’s so true don’t you think? A quote by Casey Stengel, [&hellip...

  • Don’t mention Vicar!

    Don’t mention Vicar!

    The conversation was going nicely until I mentioned our Vicar. My colleague Helen has a well established stained glass business when the conversation naturally turned to business referral. ‘Would you like an introduction to the Vicar, Helen?’ ‘No.’ Came her curt reply, the ecclesiastic world is not my market, I prefer to provide my services to [&hellip...

  • Networking and bigger cake

    Networking and bigger cake

    Today is about cake. I’d no sooner swallowed the first bite of my (very generously) iced doughnut when my table partner immediately went on the offensive… I don’t know why you bother with these meetings Charlie, I mean, come on, you can’t be making the big bucks? I’d known David a few months now, he [&hellip...

  • Plant with care

    Plant with care

    Plant with care, weed with purpose Long ago I was advised I should be hanging on to those business cards … ‘you never know when it may come in useful.’ Trouble is, I’ve just taken a look at around 25yrs worth of hanging on to business cards and I’ve come to the conclusion that 60% [&hellip...

  • Comfortable versus remarkable

    Comfortable versus remarkable

    ‘Hey Charlie, I’m getting comfortable with this networking ‘thing’ now. I do understand when you say that it’s all about spending time, being familiar with the expectation, you’re right, it takes a while.’ Good things take time Ben … the key is to stay the course and following through. ‘Well, I’m managing the routine now, gradually [&hellip...

  • Talk about it

    Talk about it

    Talk about others. It’s great for business. Referrals are something we all aspire to, some of us go out of our way to cultivate the new business by doing all the ‘stuff’ we’re told by the gurus, those abundant soothsayers and community influencers. So what happens when you do all that which you’re supposed to [&hellip...

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