163: Chris Guillebeau, Ryan Stewman, and Michael O’Neal: Top Networking Tips Part 5

On this episode of Build Your Network, you’ll hear top networking tips from three high-profile guests – Chris Guillebeau, Ryan Stewman, and Michael O’Neal.

Here’s what Travis and Chris, Ryan and Michael discuss in this episode:

  • Tip 1: Chris Guillebeau – @193countries
    • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
      • Last year he was thinking of creating a podcast.
      • He met someone who was starting a project and could help with the technical aspect.
    • Why do you think that so many people fail to network?
      • People are afraid, intimidated, and scared.
      • He realized that there are lots of people out there who are interested, you just have to find them.
    • How can we give more value than we ask for?
      • Ask questions and show that you’re interested.
      • There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, there’s just a right or wrong way to do it.
    • What advice do you have for introverts?
      • Make sure you have some space for yourself after or during an event.
      • Understand that as you begin to enter a new world, most people are for you, not against you.
    • Tip 2: Ryan Stewman – @hardcorecloser
      • Tell us about a time when a connection led to a moment of success.
        • He invited some friends to a stand-up show and his friends connected him to someone else who he may end up doing business with.
        • Getting out there has allowed him the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people.
      • Tip 3: Michael O’Neal – @solohour
        • How much of your networking have you attributed to podcasting?
          • All of it, it gives him a reason to get out to events.
        • 7 Things That Can Help You Network Better at Conferences.
          • 1 – Walk into every conference with two pressing questions about your business.
          • 2 – Come up with your six-word intro.
          • 3 – Get an intro buddy.
          • 4 – Use the FORM method: Family, Occupation, Recreation, Motivation.
          • 5 – Magic happens at the bar.
          • 6 – Body Language
          • 7 – Schedule a calendar even 4-5 days after the actual event to follow-up.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • There are lots of people out there who are interested in what you have to offer, you just have to find them.
  • Getting out there has allowed him the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people.
  • The fortune’s in the follow-up.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

conferencetopia.com

 

 

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