Gosh, sometimes I feel like I just hammer away at the same message. Or maybe I drill away at it, but my drill bit is dull.
The message is:
Networking is not sales!
Simple message, but I guess not easy to understand or implement.
In the last couple weeks, I actually used that message during a presentation. My contact for this group later told me that the most important information she got from the talk was, "Networking is not sales." I asked her if that was a new concept. She replied that she was sure she sort of understood it, but until I said it, she had never really thought about it.
One other person I met with said that he was so happy with our meeting because it seemed like I was interested in him as a person, as opposed to a warm body to sell to.
As I said before, "Networking is not sales."
So, taking the bull by the horns, I am having buttons made that say just that. I hope that a few other people might want to wear them too.
When I get them, I will share them with all of you through this blog.