Mar 1, 2023
Strategic networking involves actively seeking out the people you want to connect with, making sure they notice you and engaging in meaningful conversations that can lead to new opportunities. It is a powerful way to form meaningful relationships and build connections that can help you reach your goals.
Networking can be a tiresome process when you are trying to reach out to people all around. If done incorrectly, it can be draining and lead to wasted energy. To make sure you get the most out of your networking efforts and avoid burnout, it's important to focus on connecting with people in the right places and from different cultures. Additionally, make sure that your brand story resonates with each audience and that you contribute something valuable.
As a business owner, if you want to leverage the power of networking to build your brand, it is important to be strategic in order to maximize visibility and make the most of your time. You should have an idea of whom you want to connect or collaborate with and set clear boundaries for successful relationships.
In this episode, Jocelyn Chong, a Networking Specialist and Founder of Magnetic Networking Accelerator, shares her story about succeeding in the world of networking. She talks about her struggles along the way and how she eventually overcame them to take her career to the next level. Jocelyn also provides invaluable advice on strategic networking and how it can help you to grow your business.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:36] Jocelyn's career journey, networking, and how she got where she is today.
[11:23] Talking about how to take your networking to a new level. How to embrace cultural differences and your brand story in networking.
[20:09] Merging the online and offline worlds to build relationships faster.
[25:46] Setting boundaries in networking to build winning relationships. How Jocelyn gracefully handles coffee chat connections that are not valuable.
About Jocelyn Chong -
Jocelyn Chong is a Networking Specialist, Keynote Speaker, Multi-Award Winner, Four Time #1 International Best Selling Author, and Founder of Magnetic Networking Accelerator. She empowers ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals to learn and master the art of intentional networking to accelerate their growth and break through the glass ceiling.
With over two decades of a prosperous banking and finance career, Jocelyn has generated over $200 million in revenue. However, she left her corporate role to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Utilizing her MBA plus her background in high-level sales, leadership, and management, she has now worked with over 1000 entrepreneurs and taught them how to earn easily, work with their best clients, and create a positive impact.
Her mission is to inspire self-led business leaders to tap into their unique gifts and scale their businesses with intuitive guidance. Jocelyn has been featured in Channel 9, Amazon, Thrive Global, Digital Journal, FOX, Ask.com, The Times, and Finance News World.
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About the Host:
Ann Carden is a highly sought-after Expert Business Growth Consultant, Marketing Strategist, three-time published Author, and a #1 Bestselling Author, and Professional Speaker for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
With more than forty-one years of business experience and coaching and consulting hundreds of coaches, entrepreneur’s and owners in more than forty different industries to more success, Ann knows what it takes to succeed in all areas of business.
After spending thirteen years in corporate business management, Ann started her journey as an entrepreneur building businesses for herself for twenty-nine years. Her first business started out of financial hardship and Ann was able to propel that business into the international market (before the internet.)
After selling that business, she went on to start and build five more businesses to succeed. She has sold those businesses and today has a passion for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs build their success.
She has been featured on the affiliates of ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, among many other media outlets. Her articles have been published on Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine, and she has been a featured guest on multiple podcast shows such as; “Business Innovators Radio” podcast which can be heard at: BusinessInnovatorsRadio.com/Ann-Carden.
She was also chosen as one of the top coaches in the world by Six-Figure Coach Magazine.
Through the years Ann has educated thousands of professionals through speaking, workshops, seminars, and online platforms as a Speaker.
How to Connect with Ann Carden:
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