Networking

Enter The David Awards

Date of event: 

1 Apr 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Apr 2015 - 5:00pm
1 May 2015 - 8:00am to 30 May 2015 - 6:00pm
1 Jun 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Jun 2015 - 6:00pm
1 Jul 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Jul 2015 - 6:00pm
1 Aug 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Aug 2015 - 6:00pm
1 Sep 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Sep 2015 - 7:00pm
1 Oct 2015 - 8:00am to 30 Oct 2015 - 6:00pm

Venue: 

Online at www.thedavidawards.co.nz

The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand, whose tenacity, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country.

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Working with other businesses can give you a strategic advantage. Joint venture broker Brent Frewen explains how leveraging your network can be of benefit

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Business events might be great for networking, but not if you have spilt food all down your front! Business etiquette expert, Lydia Ramsey, shares tips for managing messy food at business functions

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Shy people, says Graham Southwell, often make better networkers than so called "people persons".

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Confronting a room full of strangers can be nerve-wracking. Nicole Attias has some tips to get you making the most of networking opportunities.

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Whether it's online or offline, or ideally a blend of the two, networking and getting your name out there is central to growing your business. This week's guaranteed-under-two-minute-read has some clever tips and tools to boost your business's profile and connect with others.

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You wouldn't miss an opportunity to give a business card to someone at an offline networking event - so why join an online social networking site and neglect your profile? Bonnie Jo Davis has some excellent tips on making the most of yours

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How much attention do you pay to your brand? Or more importantly, how much attention do your customers and prospects pay to your brand? If you're not getting maximum mileage from your brand, then you may be missing sales opportunities and limiting your growth potential. Even the smallest of companies benefits from having a strong brand.

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Once you’ve sussed out what you want to achieve from your marketing, how to target your customers and what you’re going to do to stand out from the crowd, you'll need some sure fire marketing tactics to generate leads and keep your customers coming back!

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Do you make the most of your business card? Used correctly, it can be one of the most effective, low-cost weapons in your marketing arsenal. How does yours rate against these suggestions?

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One of the biggest challenges most business owners face is bringing in new leads. Marketing strategy expert Tom Poland has some excellent ideas to keep a steady stream of new customers beating a path to your door.

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How to get the most out of business networking by establishing win-win relationships and helping others.

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Networking is something you either love or you hate. However, whichever side of the fence you sit, it is something that can quickly change the fortunes of your business. It is not difficult, not expensive and done well, can generate exactly the sort of business you want right now. If you have done your networking well, when business starts to slow down, kicking in a little extra networking can turn it around in as little as one hour and for next to no expense. My Marketing Expert has some tips.

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Your childhood stranger-danger conditioning might well be holding you back in business. Claudia Disney has some advice on breaking the ice with prospective customers.

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Global network
If your business is looking to connect with other businesses, industry professionals and potential employees. it's time to take a closer look at LinkedIn.With over 100 million members worldwide, LinkedIn is the largest online networking tool devoted to professional connections - letting you network with new and existing colleagues, collaborators, prospects and customers. No longer do you need to own a set of golf clubs to assist in networking!

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Getting new business fast depends on many things, including the channel you choose and understanding your target market -- but the effectiveness of everything can be exponentially increased by making the right offer.

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Reaching out in trust
In this age of cynical consumerism, it is critical to establish trust, credibility and confidence with customers and potential customers. Here are six tips on how to do it...

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Here we tackle the area of marketing that will have the most impact on your bottom line. Sales. The reality is that until you sell something, all your marketing efforts have done is create awareness for your product or service and generate leads. Now you need to be able to back that up by maximising your sales opportunities and actually selling your products and services!

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In agreement
Do people love doing business with you because you keep your word? Or do promises and plans seem to elude you just because you haven't found a way to make agreements stick? Lisa Mininni suggests ways to help you honour your commitments.

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Communicate witth your customers
Good communications have the power to convert prospects into customers, to keep your existing customers from knocking on your competitor's door and to turn them into strong advocates for your business who will gladly recommend you to others.

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