Why are you networking & are you prepared?

Posted in NRG-networks, Why Network by nrgnetworks on October 1st, 2008

In this episode of the NRG Podcast we take a look at the importance of asking yourself why you are networking. You can then prepare yourself fully to 'Power up Your Networking' and get the results you want.


  • Janet Peacock

    Dave You are so right I have heard this so many times Have a good day Janet

    Feb 13, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Mark Wing

    Thanks Dave. It is good to be reminded why we need to “Grow People”.

    Feb 13, 2009 at 11:25 am
  • Sam Deeks

    Great podcast - nice and simple. It’s worth expanding on the basic point you made there Dave - and say that if your ‘gut’ instinct tells you that you’re in a room full of people trying to sell to you, or you’re trying to sell to them, you’re doing it wrong.

    As you said, the clearer you are about your objectives, the easier it will be to evaluate whether or not its working. Its a kind of mental discipline - and its never been more important as in this current recession.

    Feb 13, 2009 at 11:33 am
  • guida bull

    Thank you Dave. It is simple like Sam Deeks says. Is that long term commitment and work you do after the NRG or any other networking event that will help pay dividends in the longer term. Sometimes one forgets this! Best wishes. Guida

    Feb 13, 2009 at 12:58 pm
  • Philip Williams

    People, people,people - as you say Dave the only thing that counts and as I am reminded by other great networkers it’s about knowing who the people are and not what they do

    Feb 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm
  • Lynn Harman

    What a great start to the NRG podcasts, very insightful and looking forward to the next installement……….Lynn Harman wwww.lhtelemarketingservices.co.uk

    Feb 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm
  • Nicola Masters

    Great podcast, succinct and to the point - relationships are the foundations of our businesses of which can only grow with support, understanding and nurturing.

    Would love to see a real person too!


    Nicola Masters Namiscas Ltd

    Feb 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm
  • Jason Cobine

    Keep up the good work Dave! I’ve taken all Dave’s advice on board and my business grows because of networking and referrals. NRG is a fantastic place to meet them. You should then make the time to get to know them, work out how you can help them, provide that help and then ask for something in return. I “connected” one guy last week who provided me with three contacts who all have 100’s of people they can refer me to. I can then repeat my process and so on. This only works if you make the time to find out what they need and know what you’re going to ask for in return.

    Feb 14, 2009 at 12:52 pm
  • John Christie

    Excellent advice Dave, as always. Networking can reap benefits from unexpected sources and at unexpected times. The trick is net working consistently. Having a simple story that people can relate to is good also.

    Feb 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm
  • Fergus McClelland

    Good podcast Dave - from someone who makes podcasts for others!

    Simple, clear, and accurate!

    Looking forward to the next.

    Best, Fergus

    fergus@vocaltrademark.com fergus@podcastnow.co.uk

    Feb 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm
  • Mac Poustchi

    Good stuff Dave. We all need a reminder once in a while and this a great way of reminding us of the basics. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next one. Mac Printing.com Bristol

    Feb 15, 2009 at 2:28 pm
  • Kate Newman

    Thanks Dave

    You are so right about the need to understand first the types of people that you need to speak to before embarking on successful networking. Otherwise you can do all the right things but if you are not speaking to the right people you are unlikley to get where you want to get to!

    Feb 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm
  • Sharon Chapman

    Brilliant advice. Networking is definitely the key to keep businesses afloat at present. And having a face to a business is also the key for other businesses to use each other.

    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm
  • Liam Mifsud

    Dave Very good points and if everyone followed them then wouldn’t it make networking for all of us more useful and productive ? In two years of being independent all my work has come through networking - however just listening to this podcast has reminded me I need to sharpen up my act in a few areas. So I would add another point to yours Dave - every 12 months Reconsider what you networking is achieving, Refocus where you need to and drop those activities that are not giving you a Return.

    Feb 20, 2009 at 10:49 am
  • Mika Baghammar

    The core of the philosophy of networking condensed to less than 3 minutes!

    Feb 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm
  • Chris Menlove-Platt

    Great Podcast Dave. As you say there are a lot of reactive people who expect buisness to come to them without doing much about attracting it. I am also amazed how many people think that networking is a short term fix whilst appreciating that trust and respect takes time to be built. 1+1=????!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:59 am
  • China Manufacturer

    The episode of the NRG Podcast are so great . Looking forward the next!!

    Apr 2, 2011 at 1:48 am