Connect More and Grow Your Net Worth
I’m The Ultimate Networker
I get up and out in front of people. Call me crazy, but when you’re in this business you need to take every opportunity available, and that means building relationships at all times. I do this by going to shows, conferences and meetups, and I learn from others and pick the gurus I believe will bring success into a startup.
For any entrepreneur or investor looking to tap into a specific market or startup venture, the question becomes:
Do You Know the Best Way to Represent Yourself?
Metrics for judging a person’s business value can be a tricky thing, particularly when products and industries are so subjective. Yet it’s pretty common for people to gauge their own value based on levels of experience.
For instance, someone is “senior level” based on the years they’ve logged to earn that status. The same is typically true with top executives.
But determining one’s value — or level of influence — has a lot more moving parts than simply years worked or the length of a résumé.
It Starts With Credibility
A key person of influence doesn’t shrink from questions about who they are or what they do. They have ready explanations that are crisp, cogent and powerful.
Take this to heart:
In a networking setting, ask yourself whether you always speak clearly, with authority.
If not, this is a skill that must be developed and honed…
Do you fumble when queried about whether you have unique industry insights? What about when asked for relevant case studies or whether you’ve been published?
All of these elements are factors that can set you apart from the pack, especially when making a business pitch or huddling with screened influencers. It’s not enough to pocket some business cards and score a few LinkedIn connections.
You need an elegant business model — one that fits nicely with your brand — and the ability to articulate it with ease, confidence and authority.
When you reliably exhibit thought leadership, you’ll be surprised by the preponderance of opportunity.
Clock it and mark it down! That makes it one full month of Startup Profits Daily!
Remember, we’re changing the way modern people invest, and that involves having the right mindset to tackle and evaluate a potential startup company you may want to create or join.
Keep your comments, questions or suggestions coming! Email me at AskKevin@SevenFigurePublishing.com.
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