21 Ways to Build a Team

Statesman, inventor, America’s first personal development author Benjamin Franklin eloquently wrote, “We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Teams are essential to your personal and career success. You are already on multiple teams from work related ones to friendships to family members. Here are 21 tips to build and strengthen …

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BreakthroughReno

Watch what people say about a BreakthrougnReno Network business mixer. You can improve your networking skills in Reno. Practicing your networking abilities helps to overcome reluctance to connect and talk with other people. The time to expand your network is when you don’t think you need to. You can also learn how to small talk to can create …

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Create a networking list

Create a list of people with whom you want to have relationships. Perhaps you want to develop certain business relationships, family relationships or friends. Grab a piece of paper and list the people with whom you want to have relationships. Pick your top five and call them to set up a lunch or meeting. Or …

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Diversify Your Network

Diversify your network. Accept others for who they are, not for who you want them to be. This is far easier said than done. You might not want to sport purple hair, but other people might. You might enjoy reading books while other people prefer to watch television. One of your co-workers talks real slow …

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Stay in Touch

“Success is a habit; unfortunately so is losing.” -Vince Lombardi Stay in touch. Grab a business card or at least make sure you get their first and last name so you can record or data base who they are. You can send them “nice to meet you” cards or holiday cards, emails, phone calls or …

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Networking Tips Video

Jeffrey Benjamin shares networking tips to use in every day life. Most of our relationships are built on networking. Great amounts of opportunity is available to you when you are well networked. Improving your networking skills is one of the most important skills you can acquire. Check out these networking tips.

Diversify Your Network

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” -Malcolm Forbes Diversify your network is a great networking tip. Accept others for who they are, not for who you want them to be. This is far easier said than done. You might not want to sport purple hair, but other people might. You might enjoy reading books …

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Say “No, Thank You.”

“I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.” -Michel de Montaigne Say, “No, thank you.”  It must be said with confidence too. You will meet people during your networking that you will have to say “no” to. It might be to discontinue your relationship. They might try to …

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The Hidden Influence of Networks

The last 4 minutes of this presentation is profound. So is the whole video on the power of networking. Nicholas Christakis shares his unique perspective on the influence we have and are associated with.

Track Your Asking

“Asking is the beginning of receiving.” -Jim Rohn Track your success is a super habit you can employ. Someday does not exist. Today is the only reality. Your life five years from today will be nothing more than the accumulation of all those days. And how you spend each one affects all others. Focus on …

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Fulfill Commitments

“When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” -Ken Blanchard Fulfill the commitments you make. Or, don’t make a commitment you won’t keep. If you promise someone something, do it. A great way to weaken you network is to say you are going to do something and not do it. If …

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Let Others Speak

“To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.” -Chinese proverb Let others speak.Listening is one of the best ways to learn. Stop talking. Stop trying to dominate the conversation. Nobody likes to listen to someone constantly blabbing. Listening is the best …

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Have a Good Handshake

“I can feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake.” – Helen Keller Have a good handshake. Have you ever met someone with a milk-toast embrace? Or ever network with someone that gave you the vice-grip? Or ever shake hands with someone who would not let go? What is your impression? I’m sure whatever …

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