Diverse Networks Create Higher Firm Value

Diverse Networks Create Higher Firm Value

Here's something to think about: If a diversely networked CEO generates an approximately sixteen-fold firm market value increase relative to their compensation, how much value can you bring to your business by diversifying or even extending your network?

You don’t need anyone’s approval to build and diversify your network, just a few tools.

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7 Ways to Build a Sustained Presence in Your Market

7 Ways to Build a Sustained Presence in Your Market

For many people having a strong network and being visible just feels too hard to maintain, but they are vital to your success.

You will learn new things and come up with all sorts of new ideas that will help you tackle the various challenges you face.

It doesn't have to be hard work or time intensive, but you do have to keep at it. Here are some tips to help you out.

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3 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

3 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

Your personal brand and profile are now more important than ever. They are also your ticket to being noticed in a very crowded marketplace.

Yet most profiles I come across – yes, even the CEOs and business leaders – are pretty average and fail to be distinctive or communicate value.

So I thought I’d share some tips on what you can do to strengthen your personal brand by creating a seriously good profile.

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The Value of a Strong Network

The Value of a Strong Network

In the personal brand stakes, being good at what you do and having a strong network are critical to your success.

So don’t neglect your internal network, a cup of coffee here and there can be more than worth the effort of finding time in peoples diaries. And don’t be intimidated by developing an external network. It can be as simple as attending an industry event about a topic you’re interested in.

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9 Qualities of an Outstanding Networker

9 Qualities of an Outstanding Networker

The number one thing you need to remember in relation to networking is that people who take the time to build relationships are the ones who are considered for new opportunities over and over.

Good business networking skills are vital for anyone looking to build their influence, raise their profile or have more successful projects.

How do you stack up?

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Ever Heard of Networking Season?

Ever Heard of Networking Season?

Networking season is that time of year when people have returned from their summer break, are across the various matters that were waiting for them on their return and have realised they need to get back in touch with their contacts, build their network and put their finger on the pulse of the market.

It’s at its peak now, right up until Easter.

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Here's How to Identify Your Network and Build Relationships

Here's How to Identify Your Network and Build Relationships

Strong relationships are vital to successful business outcomes and they are often undervalued or overlooked. You should aim to be connected, visible and influential for the benefit of yourself and your business.

If you are already working with someone on this but don't own the relationships, stop. You are not building your influence, you're building someone else's.

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Why You Should Build Strong Relationships with Your Market

Why You Should Build Strong Relationships with Your Market

Strong relationships are vital to successful business outcomes, however they are often undervalued or overlooked when commencing a project, or worse, existing relationships are either non-existent or not strategically relevant.

Being connected, visible and influential can be of tremendous benefit for you and your business.

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Getting Your Profile Right on LinkedIn

Getting Your Profile Right on LinkedIn

In this day and age we all have a personal brand and it’s up to us to manage it. Like it or not, LinkedIn is still the best platform for doing this.

Best practice is to create a pithy summary – this is the most important thing you can do aside from a profile photo. Then write 1-2 sentences about each relevant role you have held. If you flipped burgers in McDonald's 20 years ago, it can go on the cutting room floor.

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Review your brand. Take this test.

Review your brand. Take this test.

There's enough competition to stand out in the market without making it harder by starting late or treading a well worn path.

Some things take time and creating an impressive market presence is one of those things. 

With this in mind, I developed a diagnostic which I give to my clients to start them thinking about what it is they are communicating, what their goals are and most importantly, why they are in their market.

I have created a condensed version to share here.

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How can you expect to influence if you don't join the conversation?

How can you expect to influence if you don't join the conversation?

Productivity, innovation and growth. The three key themes being debated in Australia and around the world at the moment. All of them have an enormous impact on how we do business now and in the future.

These conversations are happening and those leading them are influencing outcomes and changing the way we think and do business.

I am sure, just like me, you have a view on these topics, however if you are not participating in the conversations, how can you expect to influence their outcomes?

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