Interview with Michael Whitehouse: The value of curated networking

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Michael Whitehouse is a coach, author, motivational speaker, and networker. In this interview, we focus on networking.

With over 18 years of experience running businesses and working with a diverse range of people, Michael works with people to gain a clearer vision of their ideal future, develop gratitude to appreciate the life they already have, and build their toolbox of connections and skills to drive towards their vision.

Michael is the founder and chairman of Conference21, a unique virtual conference focusing on authentic connections and powerful learning.

He is also the author of The Guy Who Knows a Guy, a book that shares his story of going from stranger to connector in less than two years. He discovered simple techniques to build a network in a new community that anyone can learn, and shares them in the book.

Watch the video here (text summary is below)

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by Ellen Finkelstein

Two ways to get clients and customers:
1-to-many vs 1-to-1

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Many entrepreneurs are so focused on their current way of getting sales that they don’t realize there are alternatives. You can break down sales strategies into 2 broad categories: 1-to-1 and 1-to-many. By opening up new techniques for selling, you can increase your opportunities manyfold.

What does this mean?

Selling 1-to-1

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How to grow your business fast before you have a product – Interview with Quynh Vo

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online-business-grow-business-quicklyQuynh Vo has been helping professionals and entrepreneurs create powerful passive income streams and build wealth since 2008.

Her simple 6-step process is easy to implement and allows her clients to have time and money freedom to accomplish their most important goals.

In this interview, she explains how to get started making money quickly.

 

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by Ellen Finkelstein

You only need these 3 things for an online business yet many miss out

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onlinep-business-3-things-online-business-needs-1An online business isn’t that complicated. You only need to accomplish 3 things, yet I see many people not able to keep up. Here are the 3 things you need — and I’ll explain each in more detail:

  1. An audience
  2. A relationship with your audience
  3. Offers to put in front of your audience

 

It doesn’t sound so hard, does it? But I see online entrepreneurs having problems with all 3 areas. This is important because if you miss the mark in any one area, you won’t have a thriving business.

Look for the links in each section, because I’ll give you resources to help you throughout.

Problem #1: Not building your audience

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by Ellen Finkelstein

5 steps to quickly create relationships with potential partners

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Partnering is important in your business. You can’t grow it alone. But how do you get to know people so you can work with them?

You should be developing relationships all the time. Try to have 1-2 partnership meetings a week, preferably video meetings. Not all will work out, but a few will be the basis for growing your business.

This post isn’t about what you need to have in place to be ready to partner. That’s something else. No, this is about how to quickly create relationships once you’re ready.

You probably know who they are. They’re the well-known people in your field — and the not-so-well-known ones, too. Some of them are your competitors and that’s OK. But to find more, just Google what you would Google to find yourself. For example, online business coach, holistic health coach, time-management speaker, etc.

Then make a list of people you want to get to know.

Here are the 5 steps…

1. Subscribe to their newsletter

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by Ellen Finkelstein