Networking With Famous Entrepreneurs
How To Network With Famous Entrepreneurs
As a newbie in the world of business, one of the main things you can do to quantum leap your success is to network with famous entrepreneurs. I know it may sound like big hurdle to overcome but it can be done by keeping a few principles in mind.
Successful people are extremely busy and their time is their most precious asset. The first question you need to ask yourself is how can I get Mr. or Mrs. Famous Entrepreneur to talk with me? I’ve come up with six different attitudes you need to keep in mind when attempting to get into the inner circle of a successful person who doesn’t have a lot of time.
Using this steps to your advantage will help you gain access to the busy people you want to meet especially if they are limited in their time and difficult to reach.
With time being on your side, you will be able to figure out a way to get a slice of their precious time and create a situation that is mutually beneficial. By learning the crucial steps, you can learn how to generate more income, power, and influence if you are sincere in your approach and honest in your intentions.
These powerful steps may challenge you to do something different than what you are used to doing but if you want something different, then you have to be willing to leave your comfort zone. This article will show you how to make the changes required to accomplish building your network of famous entrepreneurs.
1. Be Genuine
Most famous entrepreneurs always have people asking them for something including their money and time. They can usually smell greed a mile away and before you even get to them, there may be some gatekeepers you will have to go through to get to the top person. Being genuine in your approach to network will get you much farther than being phony.
2. Be a Giver
“It’s more about the value I can provide my client than the simple ROI.” – Derek Coburn
There’s an old saying, “It’s better to give than to receive.” That is 100% true especially in networking. “Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy on the planet,” is another great quote. You should be willing to give more than you take from any one. Ask yourself how can I help this famous entrepreneur? Eventually what you give will be returned to you. Maybe not through the contact themselves but what you get back may be through some other channel.
3. Be Inquisitive
Look at the life of the successful person careful. Learn to identify the areas where they may need help and are not getting it. Find a way to provide that service to them free of charge. You may wonder how this will make you money if you are giving away your services for free. Many times after you’ve helped someone solve a problem, you can easily get a reference.
4. Be Persistent
If you take a close look at most successful businesses, you’ll notice that you hear from them often. Think about mega-corporations like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. They are persistent is reaching out to you. When you are networking, you should be doing the same thing. If a famous entrepreneur is busy then you will probably need to reach out to them more than a few times to get on their radar.
5. Be Patient
To piggyback on the previous step, reaching famous entrepreneurs is usually not an overnight process. Be prepared to be rejected and keep in mind that it may take several months to make the first connection.
6. Be Thankful
Once you do reach your famous entrepreneur you’ve been patiently seeking to network with in any capacity, be thankful. Sending them an email or a handwritten note will not only show the genuineness you intentionally started with but it will also solidify your name firmly in their minds.
Have you had any success in networking with successful entrepreneurs? Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts below?