As aKaratbars International Independent Contractor , you will want to create a online presence as well as targeting a warm market. A "Warm Market" being scheduled meetings with prospective clients and face to face introductions to the Karatbars Opportunity .
A great way of doing that is by hosting Networking dinners , big and small depending on your capital availability to host such a event .
Even if you just organize a small gathering at your house , inviting friends and family over for dinner and introducing them to KB . Gatherings typically involve eight to 16 people depending on the size of the venue that you have available .
I’m also a strong believer in the power of networking dinners. In an era of the quick-hit coffee, having the opportunity to linger with contacts for two or three hours is a powerful way to get to know them and build meaningful relationships.
Do monthly dinners with longtime friends you have been meaning to catch up with and folks that you met at conferences or events and would like to get to know better. Each dinner should be capped at 10 people so that each person can emerge feeling as though they’ve gotten to know everyone present.
One secret of a dinners is mixing the personal with the professional and digging below the surface. Requesting that each attendee talk about one personal and one professional thing that happened in their lives. With participants mentioning everything from the recent death of a relative to the challenge of how to be a good manager, the intense conversation will lead deeper-than-usual for great connections.
In an increasingly frenetic world, it might seem like a luxury to share a meal with a small group of people for several hours. But 'speed networking' at cattle call gatherings can never compete with the deep and powerful connections you can make by breaking bread with like-minded people.