How to make a great business networking pitch

The 60 second pitch you use when out business networking (previously known as your elevator pitch) is pretty important if you network for business in a face-to-face context. And even if you only network online, you need to get what you do and why it’s worth taking seriously over concisely.

How to make a great business networking pitch

“Good morning. My name is XXX and I am a professional voyeur.”

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A gourmet writer’s guide to business networking, part 3

A gourmet writer's guide to business networking, part 3

Chicken dishes: safe but so boring

By now you’ve probably seen the two earlier articles in this series about my gastronomic experiences at business breakfasts and buffets. This week I get my teeth into (geddit?) the sit-down lunches and dinners many of us have to endure…bon appétit. [Read more…]

A gourmet writer’s guide to business networking, part 2

A gourmet's guide to business networking, part 2

Help yourself to some tasty finger food…

In case you didn’t catch up with last week’s article, I am a “serial networker” as someone on LinkedIn called me recently.

In my work (and giving talks) as a business writer I have had more business breakfasts than Gordon Ramsay has said the F-word on TV, and enough business networking lunches to feed a small developing country for a year. [Read more…]

A gourmet writer’s guide to business networking, part 1

A gourmet's guide to business networking, part 1

Typical English breakfast: OK there is black pudding. But do you Yanks really want us to eat Grits?

If you go to live business networking events (yes, yes, as opposed to dead ones) do you ever notice the quality of the food? Do you regard it as purely a means of refueling your brain, as in “food for thought,” or does its quality affect how ebullient you feel in the lively discussions that abound? [Read more…]

Writing on my IPlod: a quick techno-snigger for Luddites

HTWB IPlodDespite the dazzling array of IT we now carry around so we can email Australia while grocery shopping in Toronto and update our Facebook page in the shower, there are still times when low-tech stuff wipes the floor with high-tech wizardry. [Read more…]

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