It's not that crappy old kind of networking you're thinking of. It's not going to a luncheon where the yellow pages guy tries to used-car you into buying a full page ad.
Derek has a totally new take on networking- well ok SOME people have been doing it this way for years, but he's put it into a system you can follow easily.
This is how everyone will badly want to network in 5 years, but by then there will be so many people knocking at the door... I'm not going to tell you why, but all I'm saying is you need to put this into practice NOW before the potential high value networks are already spoken for. And you're stuck just talking to the yellow pages guy.
Who's Derek? He grew and runs an amazing networking group in Washington D.C. called Cadre. Ok I'll tell you why. One of the keys to taking networking to the next level is WHO you network with, and HOW.
Connect, Create, Collaborate- ok do you get it? It's the next evolution of networking.
The book is called "Networking is Not Working", it's very forward thinking in two other ways- it's only 114 pages, so you can read it in a few hours, and it's only $2.99.
You can get it here- http://www.amazon.com/Networking-Not-Working-Collecting-Connections-ebook/product-reviews/B00K436RH8/
Learn the power of connection from , author of Networking is NOT Working.
Online or offline, we grow our business not just in the quality of our work but in the network of peers we surround ourselves with.
Derek has honed his networking skills as the founder (with his wife Melanie) of CADRE, Washington, D.C.'s premier organization connecting remarkable professionals.
I asked Derek on this week's episode of Content Warfare TV to share his expertise in not just building connections, but the type of quality, lasting connections that grow a business.
Whether you're a solopreneur, small business or corporate executive this is a CAN'T MISS episode.
Learn more about Derek and CADRE here: http://www.cadredc.com/meet-derek-melanie/
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- CadreFounder, 2011 - present
When I have a great experience with a business, I love to tell everyone I know. I also love connecting people. In fact, I’ve referred over 300 opportunities within my network just this past year. Remarkable businesses are hard to find, and the ones who are great deserve to have people know about them.
As an owner of Washington Financial Group, most of my clients view me as their “Personal CFO,” and turn to me for advice whenever they’re making a financial decision. I want to help them in any way I can, which has made it imperative for me to have a diverse network of remarkable professionals that I can call on whenever a client’s needs are outside what our firm can provide. I consider myself very lucky to have a great core of strategic partners, but these relationships have taken years to develop and I’ve always wished there was a way to build such relationships more efficiently.
Typically if you’re a remarkable professional, you are extremely focused on adding value for your clients – which limits the time you have to market and network. We created CADRE as a way for remarkable professionals to connect and develop meaningful relationships with other top professionals efficiently and effectively, with the ultimate goal of working together to promote each other while adding value for their existing clients and network.
- Salisbury UniversityBusiness Administration, 1994 - 1998