How to Grow Your Business by Networking | Podcast Episode 39

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Last Friday, I had the honor of hosting Mark Herdering, author of Hanging Out for a Living, for an all day workshop based on the principles of his book. It was a huge success, if I do say so myself, but I will let one of the attendees speak for me:

“Just a quick note to express my thanks and appreciation for all of your work and effort in getting Mark Herdering to visit the greater Houston area. I got so much out of meeting Mark and attending his seminar….I am new to SOC (joined just prior to the convention last fall) so he was a very good way for me to continue on with SOC and start 2017 off on an excellent path!” – Kevin O’Connell, Hanging Out for a Living Workshop Attendee

After hanging out all morning with Mark, picking his brain about networking, and his book, I thought it would be fun to record a podcast with him on the way to the airport. It has been 18 months since I recorded my last podcast, which becomes quite clear when you listen to the audio track. However, the content is excellent, and if you can ignore the road noise, please have a listen to our conversation about growing a business through networking.

Hanging Out for a Living Workshop with Mark Herdering
Hanging Out for a Living Workshop with Mark Herdering

How to Grow Your Business by Networking | Episode 39 Show Notes

  • A visit to Mike’s Cigar Room.
  • “You can’t make a living hanging out.”
  • It’s not about network marketing, it’s about how to serve people.
  • Lessons from Nadia and Anton
  • Is print advertising dead?
  • Internet sales is great but face to face is best.
  • The yellow rose cigar sales rep.
  • Finding your place is the digital world and the generation gap.
  • Jay Leno on the poop pollution problem.
  • The woman in the middle of the road.
  • Houston’s tow truck lottery.
  • Oh, we were talking about networking.
  • What do you do when a weed grows in your garden?
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson can explain it.
  • Questions to ask during a one on one.
  • Conversation with a topless waitress.
  • Appropriate, and not so proper, places to have a one-on-one.
  • Renu never eats at networking meetings.
  • You become a very interesting person when you show interest in other people.

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