I was at a networking breakfast and someone asked me this question. “How can I help your business today?” It came as a shock with the directness and impact of such a question.
I already love networking and I attempt to imply this question during my conversations. I enjoy helping people’s businesses succeed so why just imply it? What an impact we can have helping our fellow business people if we straight out asked “How can I help your business today?”
We know that networking is good for business and according to GreatBusinessSchools.org, 84% of people prefer meeting in person and 95% believe that face-to-face meetings are essential to long term business relations. What would happen to the depth and richness of our network if we picked one contact a day and asked how we can help? This may not be a new concept, but the possibilities have opened my eyes.
So, How can I help your business today?
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