“Networking” evokes thoughts of small talk and getting stabbed in the eye with business cards, at least for some of us. But it’s essential to so many relationship-based businesses. How can we grow and nurture an awesome, helpful, fun network without feeling icky?
In this episode, Julie Brown, author of This Shit Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to Networking Your Way to More Friends, More Adventures, and More Success (and host of the This Shit Works podcast), teaches you how to grow a great network while having fun and staying true to yourself, including:
- You can build a big network– over time, not over night.
- How Julie treats friends and colleagues
- The “shortcut” to meeting lots of the right people.
- How Julie’s network helped her husband launch his architecture firm, amidst the 2008 crash, how it helped Julie launch her business, and how you can apply it your business.
- Why traditional icebreaker questions are terrible, and what to ask instead.
- How to handle follow up.
- Whether we should be happy and/or sad about the Celtics season (OK, that’s a bit of a tangent).
Julie enjoys some “cougar juice” (how have I not heard this term before?), in other words, some buttery chardonnay, while I have some Nine Hats Pinot Gris from Washington (it’s over 100 in Texas, and I’m drinking white).
Where to find Julie
- LinkedIn (make sure you listen to the episode before connecting).
- YouTube Channel
Where to find Reuben
@Sales4Nerds, @Mimiran, Mimiran.com.You can also listen on Overcast, or Subscribe on Android, or Player.fm.
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