Happy Holidays from OneDegreeConnected.com
We here at OneDegreeConnected.com would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2014!

As 2013 wraps up and we glide into the New Year, be sure to set your goals for the first quarter and be working on these goals day by day!  Once again, Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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Networking Your Way Through the Holidays

A networking plan can help overcome holiday slow down.

The Holidays are here once again!  What does this mean for your business?  Most of the time it means that business slows down and things don’t get done.  How can you overcome this?  Simple!

Create a networking plan.  What is a networking plan?  A networking plan is just a small guide of who you want to meet!  For example, let’s say you are looking to get connections to people in the health care industry.  So you would then write down the people you would most like to meet in the industry, and then go 1 or 2 levels deep of people who know these people.  Do any of your current contacts know them?  (If you are not sure OneDegreeConnected.com is a great way to find out and then get introduced to them in just a couple of minutes).

For the few that may not be connected to your contacts in OneDegreeConnected.com yet, create a plan of execution for meeting either the person themselves or to someone who knows them.  Where are you most likely to run into them?  The holidays can be a perfect time to implement your networking plan because there are holiday parties and charity events practically every day leading up to New Years.  Networking your way through the holidays can set you up to have a very promising 2014.

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How to Grow Your Business During the Holidays

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The holidays can be a positive or a negative for businesses depending upon what you sell.  If you are in retail traditionally the holidays are a great business building time.  However if you sell other services the holidays can mean big competition for you.  There are several ways to combat a declining sales situation during [...]

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Strategic Networking With One Degree Connected

December 12, 2013

We have all had bad referrals that waste our time and leave us feeling frustrated. So, what can you do to make sure the referrals you are receiving are high quality? First, start off by creating your power circle through strategic networking. If you have questions on how to do this check out Strategic Networking- [...]

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Creating Good ‘Luck’ in Business

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“A sure-fire recipe for good luck? Consciously and continually look for opportunities – and then take action.” – Steven Scott Is success in business just good luck?  Or is it something more? We’ve all known those people who seem to just be able to make money in whatever they do? Let’s discuss this and see [...]

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Strategic Networking Through Power Circles

December 5, 2013

Power circles can provide accountability, quality referrals, and strategic planning. So, how do you go about building a power circle through networking? And who should be in your power circle? You can start by checking out this video on power circles by OneDegreeConnected.com President and Founder, Howard Bienstock. Then, download the power circle guide that [...]

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Are You Maximizing Your Return on Networking?

December 3, 2013

You have probably heard the term maximizing your return on investment, but have you heard of maximizing your return on networking? Maximizing your return on networking is the concept that every activity you do needs to be tracked for results. This will help you to know what activities to continue and which ones should possibly [...]

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How To Be An Efficient Networker

November 26, 2013

We all get busy from time to time and by sheer necessity we hole up in our office. But just because you have to spend your next few weeks behind your desk does not mean that your network has to suffer. Here are 3 quick networking strategies that you can do from the comfort of [...]

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Multiple Referrals in Less Than Five Minutes

November 19, 2013

What if you could get multiple referrals to the person or persons you needed to meet in the next five minutes? What would that do for your ability to convert that person into a sale? What if you did that every day for a month? Do you think that would increase your business? With One [...]

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A Winning Smile = Winning A Referral

November 14, 2013

Have you ever seen a baby smile and started grinning yourself for no reason at all? A smile is one of the most powerful ways to win clients and referrals. A genuine smile is not only a way to put someone at ease; it is a little known sales tool that many people forget to [...]

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