6 Tips for Attending a Networking Event

networkingHere are a few tips to guide you through the face to face networking maze. Gaining Networking Skills is like anything an education that needs practicing but the opportunity to grow your network is huge.  These events are not a one shot wonder, you need to be consistent and attend regularly.

You go to a Networking Meeting to Give, Not Get

All too often, new entrepreneurs and people new to networking go into a Business Networking meeting thinking it’s their one shot to get someone at the meeting to become their prospect. If you set the stakes to high, you take away all the fun out of the event and put a huge amount of pressure on yourself.

Stop and rethink your mindset. You’re not there to get, you’re there to contribute to the meeting and give value.  You ned to help others or just learn what other professionals are doing.

This little change in thinking will boost your sense of purpose and self-worth and erase that overwhelming pressure. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself having a good time, developing strong relationships and attracting loads of referrals.

Don’t Appear Desperate

For people at a networking event, the appearance of desperation or neediness is a major turn-off. When your main purpose is getting something from the event, you send the message that you’re deprived of something and you’re looking to the person you’re meeting to save you. So no matter how badly you need a new client, you’ve got to set that aside when interacting with others.

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There’s a lot of jargon out there, and these buzzwords block any kind of meaningful conversation or relationship. Yes, you should prepare and practice answers to expected questions like “So what do you do?” But these answers should be simple, natural and in plain English. Your goal is for anyone (not just those in your industry circle) to understand and connect with what you’re saying.

Remember you have to share so you wnat to make sure you learn about other busienss and they will be happy to learn about your business.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

This is a great skill for anyone who can’t stand all the repetitive small talk associated with meeting people the first time. The goal here is to always ask people questions that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no.

Pick questions that demand a real answer, like, “How have your marketing challenges changed in the past 5 years?” “What are your customers asking for the most?” and “Why do you think that is?” As a general rule of thumb, “why” questions generate the most interesting answers and conversations.

Limit Your Drinking

You might think that a few  drinks will help you relax and mingle. There’s nothing wrong with a drink or two, but know your limit. When talking with potential clients or referrals, you want to be as sharp, clear and on top of your game as possible, and alcohol doesn’t  help in these areas, people don’t want to talk to someone slurrying their words. Remember, you want to portray yourself as someone others want to work with, not necessarily drink with.

Connect With the Speaker and the Organizer

When you go to a networking event with a speaker.  Get to know the speaker, there is nothing more powerful than an endorsement from the speaker at any networking event.  Get to know the organizer, the organizer knows most people at the event and will be able the best people to network with and the best to get referrals from.

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Generate Leads for Your Home Based Business

The key to running any home based business successfully and easily is to find a way to generate leads. Most Direct Sales companies when you sign up tell to make your list, everyone knows 200 people.  This is your warm market, and people might get a few people signed up, others run a mile especially if you have been in a few companies.

As Diane Hochman, Queen of Attraction Marketing says, you should ensure that these 200 people know what you do and don’t use them as your “Leads”.  If they all know 200 people that 40,000 possible leads.  Now that is a much better warm market.

Free Leads

For those who want to get an access to a large amount of leads that could possibly bear fruit, there are options out there that can prove to be very useful, and many of them do not cost much money.  Most people are connected to social media in someway, internet marketers especially.

So if you are going to grow your business on-line you need to build your on-line presence.  To create your on-line presence you need to do the following:

  • Content
  • WebSite
  • Content Distribution
  • Social Media

Once you have your content you need to have a website to post it so it is available and accessible to people to come check it out time and time again.  If you have your own presence you are in control of the content and how long it is visible.  Social Media you are not in control of its life or visibility.

Your content should include pictures, video, text and of course a Call to Action.  You need to appeal to people and to the search engines.  You need the call to Action as you want to tell people what to go do.

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You Website can be a simple blog using Worpress where you post your content.

Content Distribution such as provided by Dnet allows you display your work among the best in the country and the world, and showcase your expertise to other business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals.

Finally, use social media as a mechanism to distribute your content.  Remember that content on social media such as Facebook has a very short life span.

As with all things you need to be careful in yourMost people are on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google+ and others, all of these give you great ways to promote your content to the “colder” market and this dos not cost you a dime.
approach to people on social media, you just can’t go “friend” everybody and spam them with your offer.  Build your friends engage with them and when you post your blogs they will hopefully read it Like it and share it.

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Just like you would meeting people face to face you need to get to know them and build a relationship.  Engagement is king when it comes to Social Media

You can use the Facebook Graph Search tool to look for potential leads.

Paid Leads

You can use Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Linkedin ads buy leads, get involved with co-op’s, do solo ads, etc.

There is a lot you can do here but you need to understand what you are doing otherwise you will spend a lot of money and not get the returns you want.

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Finally, using this basic method regardless of the Business Opportunities you will be able to grow leads for your business.

Review of NeriumAD

This is a review of NeriumAD an anti-aging product and is from my perspective and I am sure I have missed huge pieces any women out there would love to know! Having said that I hope you find this review useful.

Background on NeriumAD

The Nerium oleander plant has been identified in ancient texts and folklore for more than 1,500 years for its rejuvenating properties.  It stayed in folklore pretty much until the last century when the scientific community took interest in researching its unique properties.

In the most recent research scientists in Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Latin America, and the United States have worked to understand the beneficial qualities found exclusively in the Nerium oleander plant.

It was during this research that one group of scientists using the Nerium oleander plant, made an accidental discovery: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the creation of the NeriumAD skincare line.

My Experience

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I started using Nerium Age Defying Night Cream because my wife thought I should try it, you know 50 is the new 40 and all that!  She was getting amazing results herself so what did I have to lose  but my wrinkles! So I gave it a try.

I had seen the before and after pictures on the website and there are some spectacular results.  Everyone’s skin is different so the results will be different . This picture  shows just one example of the results achieved with NeriumAD, no its not me, but this is a significant improvement for this young lady who had tried many different products.

I also wanted to do a little test of my own and started using NeriumAD on the back of one hand and not the other.  That way I would be able to see how it effected my freckles, wrinkly skin and if one hand feel softer than the other?  I continue to run my little trial to this day.

Although having brown hair and brown eyes I actually have a fairly light complexion and freckles (thanks Dad!).  I don’t tan easily but I can burn without much effort which doesn’t help when you live in Texas!

CosmeticsPeople are getting results with NeriumAD in as little as 5 days others longer just depending on their skin type.  I started to see results in the 10-15 day range and this was when I could see and feel the difference in my skin.

The crows feet to the side of my eyes were definitely softening along with the lines on my forehead. The bags under my eyes have improved and  my overall skin color has evened out. When you apply the NeriumAD you feel your skin tightening, which is normal.

I no longer have those dark blotches of freckles and other hyper-pigmentation marks.  When I compare the backs of my hands I see a significant reduction in the freckles, a softening of the skin and reduction of the wrinkles.  The color on the treated hand is so much more even that the other hand.

How to Apply Nerium AD

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Being a man as most men do skincare is more an after thought or driven by the significant other pushing us than “I most go down the store and buy a skincare product”, but applying NeriumAD is easy.  Just clean your face and leave it damp.

NeriumAD works best when your face is slightly damp, so make sure not to forget this step as the cream is thick and will be harder to apply.  Then go to bed and when you wake up in the morning,  just rinse your face with water.

Then all you need to do in the mornings is shave if you do, apply your NeriumAD Day Cream and you are set for the day. Follow these steps and you’ll see brighter, more youthful skin before you know it!

I have found this skin regime simple to follow and you can keep up with it even if you travel.  The bottle fits in your quart bag and is less than 3oz so it is even TSA Approved!

Finally, If you are interested in learning more about  the Nerium opportunity visit my website.

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If after reading this review you are interested in trying NeriumAD for yourself then CLICK HERE.  Remember NeriumAD comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so all you really have to lose are your wrinkles.
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SEOPressor V5 Product Review

SEOPressor V5 — What’s New about This WordPress SEO Product?

WordPress Websites are  decidedly one of the biggest blogging platforms in the world today. Even though it is not a free platform, the professional manner of this platform is what makes it more popular. And that is the reason why a lot of online business entrepreneurs are using WordPress. As a consequence of that, several plugins have been released in the market today by which people can enhance the prospects of their WordPress blogs, and SEOPressor is one of them. Now at version 5, let’s take a look at what makes this plugin so mandatory.

SEOPressorSEOPressor has been tested before for both performance and efficiency, and it was found to be well worth all the investment made in it. In any case, people are always looking out for the best possible search engine optimization for their business website, and the fact of the matter is that WordPress SEO cannot get any better than what SEOPressor can provide. If used correctly, SEOPressor won’t just bring a WordPress website to the top page of search engines but it will also bring it to the top of the top page. Results can be expected to figure within the top 3 on the first page.

The Upgrade

In the past, people have had some complaints the previous version was a bit slow. At version 5, the most noticeable aspect is ironically — its unnoticeable presence. SEOPressor V5 runs in the background of WordPress without slowing down the speed of the website unlike most other plugins and its predecessor.

Multiple Keyword Analysis and LSI Recommendations

Calculating keyword density, formatting keywords for search engine optimization, calculating the SEO score of a WordPress Page to determine how well it will be ranked on the search engines, management of content such as posts – all become things of the past.

With SEOPressor Version 5, we’re now able to calculate more than just one keyword at a time for an article. We can rank up to three keywords and with its latest LSI Analysis feature, where it provides users a suggested list of related keywords for them to include into their page, we can now easily boos

t page relevance and get higher chances to dominate result pages. SEO should not be neglected and even Google’s Matt Cutts advocated, “Google does not hate SEO”.

Over-Optimization Check

SEOPressor Version 5 also now solves a huge worry that mean SEO Marketers had in the past. When people used SEOPressor they were afraid of over-optimizing and getting penalized by Google for doing so.

Now, SEOPressor alerts us whenever we’re over-optimized, and we can easily remove a few keywords or font decoration to get back to an optimal SEO score.

Rich Structured Data Support

We always wonder how those rich snippet stars and ratings appear on search result pages whenever we search for certain products, services, recipes, events or even profiles. This is known as rich structured data, and the new SEOPressor V5 supports it.

It allows the user to display the most relevant information regarding their post and Google takes into account visitor behaviour when it comes to providing users the best search experience and the structured data tool would prove to come in very useful in optimizing on-page relevancy. Now it’s even easier to get higher click through rates.

OG Tags and Twitter card Integration

Everyone’s involved in social media and thankfully SEOPressor has updated itself to come with Facebook Open Graph tags and Twitter card integration, which helps in social SEO. These play a significant role in the future of Google searches, as mentioned by Google and many SEO gurus – that we should be putting in these tags and twitter microdata into our source codes. But many of us aren’t that html savvy so what SEOPressor V5 does, is that it integrates these codes for us automatically. It’s that simple.

Smart and Automatic Linking

We also know that internal and external links can be a hassle to do, but it’s always essential for on-page SEO. Well, SEOPressor now does it for you pretty much automatically.

Sure, the first time your typical keyword links used would have to be typed in and then saved but when you use the same keyword again, they would automatically be hyperlinked to your saved URL when drafting out newer articles.

Conclusion

SEOPressor has been designed and developed by Daniel Tan, who is one of the greatest search engine optimization gurus in the world today. His products have always been known to over-deliver and for SEOPressor V5 — it’s no different. Not only has the wordpress SEO plugin become more mandatory with its upgrades, its new features definitely sets it apart from any other SEO plugin currently in the market.

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Nerium at the Emmy Awards

emmy award nerium adNerium is certainly rubbing shoulders with the stars.  Last Saturday September 14th , Nerium was a sponsor of the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Style Lounge event, honoring the nominees for the 65th annual awards.  The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards benefited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, a very worthy cause.  To find out the Emmy Awards Winners watch the 65th Primetime Time Emmy Awards on September 22nd at 8 Eastern.

Huffington Post Votes Nerium the Best

Nerium International was voted Best Gift Lounge Suite at the Emmy Awards by the Huffington Post and was also featured in OK magazine.

Praise for Nerium

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During the lavish invite-only event, celebrities including Sofia Milos (“CSI: Miami”), Patrick Kilpatrick (“Minority Report”), Constance Zimmer (“Entourage”, “House of Cards”, “The Newsroom”), Christina Robinson (“Dexter”), and Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”) learned about the benefits of NeriumAD Age Defying Treatment and its exclusive, patented NAE-8 extract.

The celebrities in attendance lavished praise on NeriumAD, saying: “The best thing is that it’s one product that addresses multiple concerns.” “It’s such a time saver to not have to have a system. I work all day long on set shooting, so simple  timesaver.” “I’m blown away by the before and after photos – 30 days or less!”

So what is Nerium Anyway?

NeriumAD is an Age-Defying Treatment which is a breakthrough product in the skin care industry. You may have also heard about the third-party clinical trials, which proved that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

• Fine lines andwrinkles
• Hyperpigmentation
• Uneven skin texture
• Enlarged pores
• Aging or sun-damaged skin

What you probably didn’t know was that NeriumAD is  a nature-based product with no harsh ingredients? As such, it’s also noncomedogenic and safe for all skin types. That’s because one of the main active ingredients in NeriumAD is NAE-8, a proprietary extract from the Nerium oleander plant. This beneficial extract in Nerium AD was accidentally discovered through biotechnology research, and was subsequently researched, tested, and used in our third-party clinical trials before being available to you now in the form of high-performance skincare.

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Using Facebook for Your Business

Social mediaAnybody who has a business and is using Facebook for your business is bombarded on how to use Facebook.  There are a 1001 Facebook guru’s out there who can explain how you can use Facebook to promote your business.  Don’t get me wrong there is some really good cool stuff  done by very successful people.  As a small business owner you are not a Facebook guru and you probably don’t have the time to sit and do the work required, let alone sit through all the training.

Facebook Basics

On Facebook you have your Facebook Home Page and you have “fan” pages that can be created around anything you  pretty much want. For the small business owner you need to create a “Fan” page so they can use it to promote your business.  After all you don’t want all your Facebook Friends who are normally your friends and family getting bombarded with stuff about your business. You don’t want to be known as the family spammer.

So the easiest thing to do is create your business page and make sure the picture is relevant and is going to help people identify with you and your business.  When you post to your business page don’t post one line status updates, post Facebook Photos and useful content that would help people.

Link Your Website and Facebook Business Page

Find us on FB If you have a Website make sure people can find your Facebook page from your website.  Facebook provides buttons that you easily put on your website and will allow people to easily LIKE your page.

Facebook Pay Per Click

Pay per click on Facebook can be very successful if used write but before you go pushing that button saying get more fans or boost my page find out a little more about it.  Like all advertising you can spend lots of money and not get the results you are looking for.

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The Power of Attraction

You know when you attend a meeting and you meet somebody who just seems to invigorate you and give you energy?  That person is full of positive forces that attract you to them.  Compare this to someone who is negative and sucks your energy away, you are not attracted to them and don’t want to be associated with them.

There are leadership traits you should posses and regardless of what business you are in is you need to be an effective leader and attract others to what you do or say.

Effective leadership is about being encouraging and making decisions that benefit those involved.  Thinking of others does not mean you disregard your own interests but you don’t think about yourself first.  Self-centeredness comes from the habit of considering yourself first and always talking about “I” becomes obvious to people, which is not attractive. An effective leader has to have the power of attraction and be genuine and trusted.  As a result an effective leader will be able to get buy-in, cooperation and commitment from people.

People are not attracted to aimless drifters, are YOU? I suspect the answer is NO, so if you just drift around in your business are you going to attract others?  NOT LIKELY. The power behind attraction is built on having a clear direction, a firm commitment, a purpose and the resolve to see it through.

A positive self-image is Golden in running any business but especially in Direct Sales.  A positive self-image counter balances the forces of apathy and by positive affirmations you should never let self-doubt enter your comfort zone.

As a leader you need to be aware of how people perceive you, regardless if you think it is right or wrong.  People form impressions of you based on how you dress, how you act and how you present yourself.  This can also change over time, it is not a one stop deal, so you always need to be mindful of these traits, above all else you need to have this as part of the commitments to yourself.

Finally, success breeds confidence, confidence attracts….

In Direct Sales  you see a lot of people try a company, not succeed, quit and blame something or someone else.  YOU never achieve greatness by quitting, look at Thomas Edison, did he quit when trying to make the electric light bulb work and blame somebody else, NO, he kept going until he was successful.

So get a plan and stick to it, focus on the positive and don’t waste energy on the negative and you will be successful and you will attract other too you.