Networking

Take the time to plan out your networking efforts with the plan I created. The work is already done for you, all you need to do is fill in the blanks.

Master Marketing: The Art of Yin and Yang in your Business

The concept is actually quite genius . . . While most “traditional” business/networking organizations struggle mightily to have a relevant, consistent, engaging social platform to complement their “off-line” business model, Keep It Local started “in reverse!” Keep It Local FIRST began with Lora Shipman starting an online marketing company:  doing the grinding (and googling) research, …

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Are You Falling Victim to The Networking Vending Machine Syndrome?

How you approach networking makes a HUGE difference in the results you achieve.  Keep It Local’s Chief Marketing Officer, Sheila Neisler has a great analogy when people state that networking doesn’t work for them.  She challenges those who say networking doesn’t work by asking them how they approach networking. One of the questions she asks …

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Yeah, NO – Networking is not really working for me . . . and yet . . .

I recently re-relocated to the Tampa Bay area (grew up in St. Pete), I jumped into (literally and figuratively) Bay area networking. You know… those events where people gather and make small talk in hopes that it leads to large sales.  Occasionally, I come across someone I’ve known for a while who says “Yeah, NO …

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Are You Prepared To Speak? 4 Tips to Make Your Next Presentation A Success!

As a business owner, entrepreneur, or someone who generates business, you must be prepared to speak.  Whether you are called on to tell people what you do for a living, who your ideal or perfect client is, or you get the opportunity to talk about your business to a room full of people, you must …

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