Over the years I’ve become known as someone who knows someone when someone might be looking for someone. Are you still with me? 😉
I believe in networking – it has helped build my business and builds the business of countless others around the world. There are some really good business networks out there that really work, and BNI (www.bni.com(.au) is one of them.
This morning while I was at a BNI meeting one of the members passed a referral on to our business coach and when she read out the name it was a member of my VA team. oops! I immediately wondered if I’d slipped up and my team didn’t realise I could help them source services and products when they have a need. But perhaps my name wasn’t on this member’s mind when she was thinking about ‘who would know someone…?’ and she may have recently been doing business with the lady from my chapter (through previous promotions I’d done).
So, when you are looking for a referral for a particular service or product, think about the people you already know and ask them ‘who do you know…..?’ There is sure to be someone you already know who can recommend someone they know through personal experience and connections. After all, word-of-mouth referrals are something we all appreciate, aren’t they?