Wed, 6 August 2014
Thom Singer is a professional speaker, trainer, and author of Some Assembly Required, Batteries Not Included, Networking Unplugged, and The ABC’s series including: The ABC's OF Entrepreneurs, The ABC's of Speaking, and The ABC's of Networking. Thom has trained more than 5,000 professionals in the art of building professional contacts that lead to increased business.
Talking about networking, hand-written notes, and public speaking.
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We have to remember the other people at networking events aren’t there to serve us.
Remember the other person wants their turn to talk, give it to them first.
It’s up to you to own the follow up.
Thom is a huge believer in hand-written notes. He writes five to ten notes per week, and sends 250 - 500 notes per year.
What call to actions should you use in your follow up?
Thom asks people, “What’s your biggest challenge?” at networking events. He then finds ways to provide the solution from members of his network.
If you don’t ask, you can’t help.
Thom makes notes on business cards. More on this here.
NB12 - Interview with John Morgan on personal branding.
A brand is a promise.
Use your calendar to set reminders to follow up with people.
Thom uses LinkedIn a couple of hours a day every July and December to follow up with his LinkedIn connections. He uses email or phone to check in.
The Coffee, Meal, or Beer LinkedIn Rule.
How Thom became a popular, professional speaker.
Check out Toastmasters!
How improv can help.
To wing a presentation makes it look like you don’t care about the audience.
The National Speakers Association.
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