Why is establishing a connection so critical for business leaders today?  A connection is an interaction of depth and substance between two or more people, where a genuine bond is formed.  That would seem to imply a high level of trust and respect is required, which perhaps we might expect would take significant time to […]

Speed Networking – Expand Your Contacts Quickly

Speed Networking  While you may be familiar with “speed dating,” it might be the first time you have heard of “speed networking.” The idea is generally the same. Speed networking is a 60 to 90-minute event that allows people to meet new contacts quickly. It is an effective way of expanding your professional network in […]

Online Networking Tips

If the events of the last 2 years have taught us anything, it’s that we can still do business, and do it well, while working remotely from home and connecting and collaborating with people online.   There are many benefits to Online Networking, including the convenience and low cost, as well as possibilities to network and […]

Why Global Connections are Important

In 1966, economic historian Geoffrey Blainey first coined the term ‘tyranny of distance’ to describe the difficulty of trading internationally, especially for remote nations such as Australia. Recently Australia’s Leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albanese, paraphrased Blainey, asking us to reject the tyranny of distance and instead embrace the privilege of proximity. How things have […]

Benefits of Online Networking

There’s no doubt that online networking exponentially grows your connections and relationships, and by association, increases your number of referrals, partnerships, collaborations, and ultimately, sales. It increases the number of industry experts you have access to and opportunities for growth like never before. And just as importantly, building a strong online network can empower you […]

7 Tips To Avoid Online Fatigue

It goes without saying that in today’s technology-centric world, we are spending more and more time working, and ‘playing’ online.   But how is the amount of time we spend online affecting our brains and bodies?   An international team of researchers from a number of universities, including Harvard and Oxford*, concluded that the amount of time […]

How to Have the Perfect One-to-One Online Networking Meeting

Both nationally and internationally, the events of the last two years have had a significant impact on how your business interacts with other businesses. Around the world, people are embracing the art of online networking and international connections are increasing significantly due to online platforms making it easier to communicate.    Online Networking is a […]

The Secrets of a Winning Elevator Pitch

They used to say that elevator pitches were 60 seconds long. When was the last time you hopped into a lift that took 60 seconds?   Just like the speed of elevators has increased, the length of elevator pitches has decreased. If you can’t get your message across in 30 seconds – you’ve lost them – […]

Why Online Networking?

Networking has always been good for business. The old adage, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,’ is just as relevant now, perhaps more than ever. It’s the variety of people in your network who will have the most positive impact on your business.  And in these days of ever-advancing technology, it’s online […]