004: Networking that is NOT working

Networking that is NOT working

This week the girls take the wheel and break down the love-hate relationship that entrepreneurs and business owners have with networking.

Join the Business Geek girls as they review the different types of networkers that make network events interesting and terrifying at the same time. 

You know Networking needs to be done and is beneficial for your business but does it have to bring out the crazy in everyone?   Have you bumped into the Overtalker, the Excessive Hand Shaker or the Name Dropper? 

15 Types Of Networkers That Make Us All Hate Networking: 

  • The over-talker. Dominating a conversation/loud talking. 
  • The lack of self-awareness with body language person.
  • The Name Dropper.  ‘Nuff said
  • The Business Card Pusher. Shoving business cards at people who haven’t asked for one. 
  • The Over-Seller. We’ve all met this person…
  • The Hand Crusher.
  • The Overachiever: My list of accomplishments is so long that there just isn’t time for you to say anything before I have to move on. Bye! 
  • The Scanner. Looking over a person’s shoulder, room scanning, and abandons you mid-conversation. 
  • The Assumer.  Assumes someone is not influential enough or important enough to get to know. 
  • The I’m Not Contagious Person. Yes, yes you are. 
  • The Freezer Outer: Not welcoming someone into the group cluster when they are brave enough to enter it. 
  • The Missed The Memo Guy: Inappropriate jokes or bro-talk. 
  • The Toucher. Hand on the back, extended handshakes, arm on the shoulder. OMG, please do not hug me. 
  • The intense eye contact guy. 
  • #1 The BIG clever/quirky questioner. “How are you going to change the world?” “What do you want people to say about you when you leave the room?” “If you had 24 hours to live, how would you spend it?” 

Listen into this episode as the Geeks work through some different strategies to remove the anxiety of networking.  It’s time to make networking fun again.    

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Bad Business Cards! And what makes a bad business card?

Small text which makes details hard to read.

Uber fancy business cards, including weird shapes that don’t fit in wallets or pockets.

Glossy business cards that you can’t write on. 

These types of cards really grind Jen’s gears.

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