Just this morning, I had a breakfast meeting with my friend, Seth Geller, at a local café. It was a casual, simple “catch-up” & share sort of exchange. No agenda. The cool part of this particular meeting location is that it is a hot spot for people I know and like. It’s a place where everybody knows my name. Well, not everybody.
It never fails that I bump into at least one or two other friends while I’m there, and often it is more than that. Nearly every occasion when I stop by Stone Mill Bakery, I end up introducing one friend to another. Sure, there is a momentary interruption in the flow of conversation but, more frequent than not, there is a positive interaction that defines business networking.
In the networking world, we all need to schedule these types of meetings. And if not everybody in the place recognizes you, it’s to your advantage that a few friends will know your name. You just need to be consistent with where you meet. So, go find your “CHEERS“.
by Brian Litofsky, CRO
Chief Recognition Officer, Crown Trophy