“Be Visible”. That is what Sir Richard Branson says. It’s one of his top tips to business success.
“A good leader does not get stuck behind a desk. I’ve never worked in an office – I’ve always worked from home – but I get out and about meeting people,” says Branson.
Networking, being seen and building relationships are important aspects to building a personal brand. All too often we get caught up with the day-to-day aspects of running our businesses or doing our job. I know I do. But I’m also conscious that I need to get out and meet people often,whether it’s through networking events, attending courses, being involved in community events or speaking engagements. And especially so if you work from a home office. (Who would have thought Richard Branson worked from home!)
And I know you may not like it …it feels uncomfortable or the idea of it might be a bit “salesy”. I’ve met some great people though networking – made some friends. I have created business but more importantly I have built relationships that are important to working life.
Here in my latest video are a few suggestions to make networking feel a bit more like socialising and just enjoying other peoples’ company without any hidden agenda.
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Sue Currie is a speaker, author, consultant and educator recognised as an authority on personal branding to boost image, profile, brand and business. Through her workshops, professional development programs and brand consulting, Sue