Return on Investment

 

Networking for a Living in an economic downturn

It is a fact that the markets are unstable and the banks are having a hard time and people are getting laid off.  There’s not a lot we can do about that, but we can each ensure that our own value is promoted in a way that means we each have the best possible opportunity of success in these tough economic times.

 
 

The career enhancing aspects of Social Networking

I have been motivated to write this after a number of recent conversations with friends and ex-colleagues who are just starting to understand the power of effective Social Networking in a business context....... or is that "Business Networking"......?  Does it matter either way?

The recent conversations break down into broad categories, as follows:

 
 

My Top Social and Business Networking Experts

This series of articles spotlights some of the people I respect most as experts in the Social and Business Networking space, for a variety of reasons.   This list is not exhaustive and represents my personal opinions on the characters that enrich networking for me..........

 
 

Becoming a social networking Expert

The difference between competency and expertise is refinement - the difference between the technically competent and the artistically gifted.  What makes an expert....?

 
 

ROR Essential Elements – 7 Network internally as well as externally

In the last of the “Essential Elements” Series, the focus is on how to maximise your Reputation in the Marketplace inside your organisation as well as outside and the impact this can have on your effectiveness and your value.

 
 

ROR Essential Elements – 6 Your route to market

Return on Relationships is about Return on Investment, where your investment is in the time and energy it takes to build a network of positive advocates – people who like, trust and respect you, and you them.

 

 
 

ROR Essential Elements - 5 Maintaining your network

Return on Relationships is about Return on Investment, where your investment is in the time and energy it takes to build a network of positive advocates – people who like, trust and respect you, and you them.

 

 
 

ROR Essential Elements - 4 Make the Effort with Everyone

Return on Relationships is about Return on Investment, where your investment is in the time and energy it takes to build a network of positive advocates – people who like, trust and respect you, and you them.

 
 

ROR Essential Elements - 3 Invest Your Time Wisely

Return on Relationships is about Return on Investment, where your investment is in the time and energy it takes to build a network of positive advocates - people who like, trust and respect you, and you them.

Previous articles have discussed the first two Essential Elements (see below), your Personal Proposition and your Business Proposition.

 
 

ROR Essential Elements - 2 A Clear Business Proposition

As described in previous articles, Return on Relationships is fundamentally about building a network of mutual advocates, who all add value to each other - the concept of 1+1=3 on a potentially global scale. It's all about "Like, Trust and Respect", because you wouldn't refer, recommend, or do business with someone if you didn't, would you…?

 
 
 
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