Three Tips to Overcome the Fear of Networking

Guest Post by Lori Saitz of The Quiet Girl’s Guide There you are, standing at the doorway of the event, looking around nervously. Should you go in? Run away? Everyone looks like they’re already involved in a conversation, and you don’t want to intrude. Maybe you’ll go call your dentist and schedule a root canal; it’ll be more fun than this! If attending networking events is painful for you, understand that NOT developing connections can be even MORE excruciating.  It’s easy to think (or hope) you can skip in-person events and simply build your business through online relationships. But in reality, you live in a world with other humans. And humans are still wired to connect interpersonally. Which means your business success depends on you managing your fear of networking, going out and having face-to-face conversations as you develop relationships with those other humans. Here are three tips to make…

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Why Your Workshop Doesn’t Convert Audience into Clients

Five Mistakes Coaches, Consultants and Entrepreneurs Make Guest post by Leslie Zucker  Below, are the Top 5 Mistakes Zucker Helps Coaches, Consultants & Entrepreneurs Overcome: #1: You don’t specifically describe what problem you solve. Have you ever said, “I adapt my services to what my clients need” or “I offer something different for every client”?  You may be trying to convey that you are an accommodating person, hoping it will catch those potential buyers who may be skeptical that you are the right fit for them. If this describes you, you may be sabotaging the success of your workshop or presentation meant to bring in clients.  Instead of giving a first impression that you’re accommodating, you likely seem vague and possibly inexperienced at what you do. Your ideal clients have specific problems and struggles, things that keep them up at night, pains and embarrassments that haunt them over and over. I’m…

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