When you think of networking what do you think of? Big events full of people who are really just there to get more leads for themselves? If you do, you’re in good company. Most people dread networking events, mixers and the like.

One man who is changing that is Derek Coburn, our guest for today’s episode. He is the de facto expert on the topic of networking and how to build your own valuable network. He’s also the best-selling author of Networking Is Not Working, and the founder of Cadre, the most respected networking group on the planet.

On this show we’ll talk about mistakes most people make when trying to build their network, how you can build valuable connections (without going to mixers) and how to create an amazing network for your clients that leads to more business for them and for you.

When it comes to networking, Derek has seen it all and has the wisdom to prove it.You won’t want to miss his actionable insights on this episode of Grow My Revenue!

Listen to this episode and discover:

– The two most common networking mistakes according to Derek.
– Why handwritten notes to new contacts are a bad idea.
– What are the differences of networking 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0?
– Why Cadre is called an “un-networking group”.
– How to know when to be a good connector and when to be a good curator.
– And so much more!

Episode Overview

When most of us think of networking we think of crowds of people stuffed into a ballroom or restaurant, all with the same intention: get more leads for their business. Some of these groups are better at bringing in people who actually care about other participants, but those are in the minority.

Someone who has found a much better way of growing a network and creating lasting, valuable relationships is Derek Coburn. Derek’s networking group in the Washington DC area, called Cadre, is a shining example of how networking can be used to foster partnerships, business relationships, expanded networks and even friendships.

As someone who has had success in his chosen field, financial planning, Derek had been to many different networking events and groups. He had paid a lot of money for some, but even in those he didn’t necessarily find that people were there for anything other than themselves.
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