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What’s The Purpose of a Business Card

Today our #AskTheFedora discusses the purpose of a business card.

Transcript:

You walk out of a networking event with 30 business cards…what do you do? After many years of trial and error, I decided to put everybody I ever met on a database. On that database, I include where I met the person, what was said, when I followed-up with them. And then I connect with the person on LinkedIn. Then the business cards ends-up in a box. I rarely look at them again. The purpose of a business card is to get you to follow-up with somebody. Put them on a database so that you can easily access that person’s contact information in the future, to not only connect with them yourself, but to send referrals to other people.

Starring: Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX and Sax Appeal.

With help from Wasim from Storyline Productions and Jessica from Hewett Ripley Communications!

Ask the Fedora: Some Smart Networking Tips You Should Use

Today our #AskTheFedora shares some smart networking tips you should use!

Transcript:

My philosophy to ‘smart’ networking is when you go up to someone for the first time, please don’t just say “here’s my business card; you need me, I’m so great and I’ll make your life so much better”. No. The purpose to a smart networking event is to connect with someone in a way that’s not a sales-pitch; that’s not a way to get them to hire you on the spot. To me, the smart way to network is to ask them questions about themselves. People like talking about themselves. It makes you in a better position when you become a good listener. That’s a very important skill in networking and I encourage you all to try talking less; listening more.

Starring: Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX and Sax Appeal.

With help from Wasim from Storyline Productions and Jessica from Hewett Ripley Communications!

Rogers TV – From “Wantrepreneur” to entrepreneur with Jarrod Goldsmith

Jarrod got a chance to sit down on an “Ottawa Experts” panel with Rogers TV to discuss some tips for success as an entrepreneur.

Learn what it takes to go from a “Wantapreneur” to an entrepreneur in this live television panel discussion featuring some enthusiastic business leaders, all from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

Some Good Questions To Ask At Networking Events

Today our #AskTheFedora shares some good questions to ask at networking events.

Transcript:

My favorite questions to ask people at networking events is anything but business. A lot of the time I’ll go up to somebody and I know they are aching to give me their business card. But I’ll play around with it a little bit. I’ll ask them how did you get to the event? Was there traffic? Where you stuck in traffic? What part of town did you come from? I see you’re wearing runners…do you run? I ask them anything outside of business to really get to know them. Some of my favorite questions to ask is if you’ve been to this event before; have you met the organizer; is there anyone here I can help introduce you to? Because this doesn’t come across as a sales pitch. When you go out of your way to really connect with somebody in a way to help them connect with other people, those are really good questions to ask.

Starring: Jarrod Goldsmith of eSAX and Sax Appeal.

With help from Wasim from Storyline Productions and Jessica from Hewett Ripley Communications!

Why did you become an entrepreneur?

Jarrod Goldsmith was invited to speak with CBC Radio to discuss what it takes to become an entrepreneur, and sustain your success. He sat down with Marie-France Marquis (Half Full Glassware) and talked about his journey toward becoming a local leader.

 

Connect with Marie-France Marquis of Half Full Glassware and Accessories:
http://www.halffullglassware.ca !

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