Thursday, September 17, 2009

You don't get fit by joining a gym...

Yesterday I wrote in 'It takes more than just showing up' about the importance of following up and building relationships in effective business networking. Later on I received an email from my colleague Martin Davies with the following quote.

"You don't get fit by joining a gym...
You don't learn to swim by reading a book...
You don't build relationships without meeting people...

He went on to say that if you follow a good process, however, you will get the results you want, whether it be fitness, swimming or building business relationships. A good networking group provides the process and the environment that allows you to turn contacts into relationships that result in business for you.

For a great story about this follow the link to 'Winning a Major New Client through A Networking Relationship'.

Good Networking!
Dave Clarke
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