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Category: Elevator Pitch

3 Biggest Business Networking Mistakes

July 1, 2018
Elevator Pitch
Effective Follow Up

Here are the three most common mistakes people make while networking: 1. Prospect instead of Network 2. Try to cram everything into their Elevator Pitch 3. Be Formal vs. Conversational Mistake #1: Prospect instead of Network If you happen upon a potential customer while networking, then by all means: STOP NETWORKING – set up a […]

phone-a-friend

May 24, 2018
Elevator Pitch
Follow Up

We’re stumped. Just standing in a circle staring at each other. So my colleague pulls out his phone and calls the head of our town’s forestry department. The guy answers his phone, answers our question, and we finish our meeting. I stare at my colleague slack-jawed. He gives me a quizzical look. I tell him […]

Playdate!

May 9, 2018
Elevator Pitch

My daughter gets a playdate request Sunday. That’s not really surprising. She’s good friends with this girl. What was surprising was seeing this friend at the school ice skating event last Friday. We didn’t know she skated. But she does. And she and my daughter were racing and laughing and falling and giggling and ignoring […]

Too Short

April 12, 2018
Elevator Pitch

Normally I work with people on streamlining their communication. One reader takes it too far… he sends me a follow up email with just four words: “Hello – got a minute?” Many people take this approach, thinking that less information leads to more intrigue. But that’s not the way intrigue works. In fact, it’s exactly […]

Verbal Jiu-Jitsu

April 3, 2018
Elevator Pitch

I had to outwit a seven year old before I could leave the party. We had everything packed up except my daughter’s new doll. It was nowhere to be found. My daughter was distraught, and my¬†wife and I frantically searched every room. Nothing. Something didn’t make sense. It’s not that my daughter won’t lose things… […]