Your Opportunity – Opher Brayer, Atmosphere Magazine, EL-AL, July 2012

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The Article: Your Opportunity – Failure is your opportunity to accumulate life experience, and this is the greatest gift you will ever receive.

If you missed this article, I invite you to read it and learn from its conclusions and insights.

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Yours,

Opher

The Importance of Building Relationships

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The Meeting (Photo credit: mRio)

My experience has shown me the importance of building relationships. Moreover, I must say that relationships allowed me to reach different levels of success through the years. If you only knew the extent of meetings I have lined up to promote my new project… You would have loved to be a fly on the wall in any of these meetings, in Israel or abroad. I am certain that each of these meetings will contribute to the success of this new project.

What I am trying to say is that you may have a business plan, you may have a great product developed and you may have Internet marketing mastered but the right contacts and relationships can create a powerful momentum for your project.

In order to build relationships, you must define your vision, connect the suitable people to this vision and they will do the rest for you. Building relationships takes years and include offering value at all times.

Relationships take time, not a week or even three months. Real relationships are based on complete loyalty between two people, which is shown through mutual valuable benefits offered systematically, officiently and cleverly.

I’d like to share with you some of the material we teach at our school in an advanced course, which teaches you to think about networking 24 hours a day.

The truly connected people concentrate mainly on what they can offer the person with whom they wish to build a relationship. That means keeping this person in mind every day, every minute, when you meet new people or come across valuable information. One of the simpler things you can do is say the right thing at the right moment in the right tone, which is a science onto itself called the art of dialog.

Here is a series of phrases which every true networker uses “naturally”and this natural ability is achieved only through massive coaching:

* I know someone who can help you…

* I know someone who can help her…

* I know someone who can support the idea…

* I know someone who can understand the subject and help…

* I know someone who can advise in this field…

* I know someone with suitable contacts…

* I know someone who can ask you some questions and produce the right answers…

* I know someone who will be able to listen…

* I know someone who will be able to work with you…

* I know someone who will be able to help…

* I know someone who can promote the subject…

* I know someone who can cooperate…

* I know someone who can contribute…

* I know someone who can upgrade the…

* I know someone who can convince…

* I know someone who will prefer…

* I know someone who can simplify this issue…

* I know someone who understands this subject…

* I know someone who prefers…

* i know someone who also needs…

I invite you to practice right now and think:

1. What is your vision?

2. Who is the right person to support?

3. What does this person need from you?

4. What does this person need in general?

5. Who do you know or what information do you have that can help him succeed?

Simply use one of the phrases above. Send a text message or Email or, even simpler – call this person… Move him… Court him… And if you keep it up, he may be there for you at the right moment.

There are so many people involved in my new project, each one of them is ready to do anything and everything for it.

After five years of investing in these people, I don’t need to ask – they volunteer on their own.

Yours,

Opher Bryaer

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The Talent of Business Networking

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Business Networking (BNW) is all about the process of building relationships that are based on giving mutual value, especially business (whether direct or indirect), that connects people who have shared business agendas.

Please note that I am not talking about “meeting people” per-se, because the “connecting” domain has gotten a, wrongfully, bad name, due to small talk and “Chachke” networking context.

The key to making a good connection in the business world is placed in understanding our mutual giving and receiving needs. Such a relationship course is hard to achieve, especially when it comes to meeting at the “usual” events, we are all too familiar with (conferences, get-togethers, lectures etc.). At these events most of us just shake hands, exchange business cards and go “on to the next”, without really getting anything substantial from these people. And anyway, these gatherings only help you meet with, either, people you already know, or new people, which most of them are on the same dialog level, but add nothing to your quality level.

The main goal in BNW is making a better profit. The best index, of course, is the bottom line, that is, did we make more money or not (remember, it is BUSINESS NETWORKING – that is why money is an issue). A better profit could be achieved by getting a new client, doing more business with an existing client, or locating TALENTed people that lead the firm to growth and prosperity.

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The China Business Network Silicon Dragon Dinner SF (Photo credit: Elliottng)

The best business relationships are based on data sharing by closed circle cooperation, which share information that is not public domain. Such a system shares high value information that leads to high value ideas and a high value support system.

Such effective business relationships demand high listening skills, which lead each person to focus on his or her personal abilities that will enable to locate any way or approach, which will help the other person. This kind of relationship is the exact opposite of listening to a person in order to find out how he or she can help you.

If networking is mainly about the VALUE of knowledge sharing of a small quality group of individuals, then it is a commodity. Therefore, the key to succeeding in BNW is building a long-term mutual value relationship. Just imagine how easy your life would be if you had a good, strong and friendly relationship with the top six people from the Fortune 500 Hundred or the list of the richest five people in your country?!

If you feel that you need my help or you have any suggestion feel free to contact me at:
[email protected]


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