Friday Networking Tips

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Back in my Chamber of Commerce days of networking it was important to have an 'elevator speech'.  I had a lot of fun creating new ones that got a lot of attention and laughs.  That meant they were listening to me. And of course creating relationships and bringing in business was the point of all that networking. The other weekend we had a small group of people over for a champagne tasting.  When I looked around I  thought - wow - everyone comes from networking and we've all known and done business with each other for years. That's the way I do business. With people I know, like and trust....and  we all have fun together!

 

 

Let's move forward.....the elevator speech below speaks for itself!

 

 

 

What's your elevator speech?

 

 

 

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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! A great example of an elevator speech!

Sep 20, 2020 08:09 AM #44
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Carol Williams
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Hey Anna,
Not many elevators in my small city. LOL  I think this will also work at the 19th hole of the golf course. 

Sep 20, 2020 09:08 AM #45
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He Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 a fun take on the elevator speech!  Made me laugh!

Sep 20, 2020 10:56 AM #46
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Hey Carol Williams darling your elevator is in your mind, on the 19th hole and at lunch with your friends. Good place to be!

Sep 20, 2020 10:57 AM #47
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Networking is an absolute must these days if you are in business for yourself. Consistent networking with several different groups weekly or biweekly to check if someone you can help their business with and you will be surprised hwo many people will respond in kind!

Sep 20, 2020 02:03 PM #48
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Hi Sham Reddy CRS absolutely! All good points!

Sep 20, 2020 03:14 PM #49
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! ,

So glad to see your post featured with a gold star and in Kathy Streib "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Love getting together and just had a small group late Saturday afternoon around the pool for a wine tasting! So much fun and amazing how moving forward sets the stage for fun, laughs and yes future business.

Sep 20, 2020 04:16 PM #50
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good Morning Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! - Great post! Now that I saw those eyes of a man I don't know, Inigo Montoya, I'm wondering if they are the same eyes John Henry asked us to identify. I already gave 3 guesses, and they were all wrong. 

However, I do remember elevator speeches and also used it often when I was a Member of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. Oh, those were the days and everyone practiced and recited elevator speeches! You're right, you do meet a lot of people and all that networking does pay off! 

I'll bet everyone who stopped by for the champagne tasting at your place was bubbly and very happy to see each other again too!

Sep 22, 2020 08:19 AM #51
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Inigo Montoya - you must see the picture Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP . The way he says it is the best!  

Networking does pay off and sometimes there were just too many events to attend!

We had just a few folks as we've been very careful like most others are. The ones that were here  were so ready to start over 2020.

Sep 22, 2020 10:54 AM #52
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! - I really enjoyed being a member of the Chamber. I even went through their Leadership Program and graduated. I didn't mind the events as much as all the fund raisers. There comes a point when one realizes, if I don't work and have sales, I will look foolish because I can't donate. So I quit. 

Sep 22, 2020 01:44 PM #53
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Hi again Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP yes it's a balancing act. At the time I joined I had just opened a new business and it was imperative that I get our name out there on a bigger scale.  Many of our agents also attended many of the events which freed me up to run the biz.  Back to the ole balancing act!!

Sep 22, 2020 03:14 PM #54
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, I benefited a great deal when I was an active member of our Chamber as well as the Women's Chamber. They are not the same anymore. I had to come up with a few elevator speeches through the years and they were useful on many occasions. Today, many prefer to communicate via text. Nothing can replace human interaction.

Sep 22, 2020 03:30 PM #55
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My Elevator doesn't seem to go to the top LOL. 

Sep 23, 2020 04:11 AM #56
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I was cruising around looking for a contest... and found this post!  Elevator speeches for me have evolved... I have to include, golf, cooking, art, and real estate!  Mostly that I live living in La Quinta and working in our LQCC neighborhood!  I guess that's it! Thanks Anna!  Now... about that contest!? Kathy

Sep 29, 2020 03:36 PM #57
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One of my all time favorite movies...and yes he was a poilite bandito...in fact even the bad guys were polite...what ever happened to the civility in fighting?

Thanks Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! 

Sep 29, 2020 08:02 PM #58
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker so glad you get it!  A polite bandito indeed!  It will come back in fashion.....it will! And BTW you are one of the best networkers I know!

Sep 29, 2020 11:07 PM #59
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! - I continue to hold leadership roles in our regional chamber.  I am co chair of the HR Council.

Sep 30, 2020 04:20 AM #60
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Hi Grant Schneider that is awesome!  You are perfect to be the Chair of HR Council!

Sep 30, 2020 10:17 AM #61
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GREAT post!  Having my own networking group from 05 -18 I can appreciate how important it is to have that elevator speech.  Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Oct 05, 2020 06:53 PM #62
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Looking forward to catching up Jan Green ! It's been awhile with all this crazy stuff this year.

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