Volunteering for a Networking Group

When is it appropriate to volunteer to take a position in the group?

Have you heard the saying that "the fastest way to get anything done is to ask a busy person"? It is very true. What it actually boils down to is the fact that busy people are often very well organized and have the ability to delegate some of their tasks. A busy person can usually fit more into their schedule than most people. For example, I am working a full time job which takes at least 55 hours a week, plus I am completing studies for a doctoral degree. That seems like a busy person but that is not all I have on my plate: I also own a company that provides sales process consulting, I volunteer as the Historian for my Rotary District, I make time to exercise twice daily, I tend to my family and write books. On top of all this I still have time to volunteer for committee work at the Chamber of Commerce and spend time with my family. How do I accomplish so much? I organize my day and my week ahead of time and slot everything into its place.

I feel that when you volunteer for an organization, it is your opportunity to put something back instead of always taking; it has its own rewards and it brings in more business. It is an opportunity to lead, support and nurture a group.

Busy people will often have more than most can handle and they still take on more; one might surmise that they belong to an overachievers club. Although this may be true, we can all learn from their organizational skills. It is through their work ethic that they are able to form great business relationships. Busy people can still say no if they have too much on their plate.

Bette Daoust, Ph.D. has been networking with others since leaving high school years ago. Realizing that no one really cared about what she did in life unless she had someone to tell and excite. She decided to find the best ways to get people's attention, be creative in how she presented herself and products, getting people to know who she was, and being visible all the time. Her friends and colleagues have often dubbed her the "Networking Queen". Blueprint for Networking Success: 150 ways to promote yourself is the first in this series. Blueprint for Branding Yourself: Another 150 ways to promote yourself is planned for release in 2005. For more information visit http://www.BlueprintBooks.com

In The News:

Recurrent Neural Networks Can Boost Upstream Processes  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
The power of networking  BusinessLine

People Know People

I recently entered the keyword "networking" into Google. In 0.13... Read More

Franchisees Should Learn From Each Other

If you own a franchise you should be in contact... Read More

The Festive Season: Your Networking Opportunity

The festive season is a great time to sharpen and... Read More

Success Sentences to Help Combat Conversational Crappiness

Essential to your success as an effective, engaging communicator is... Read More

Online Business Networking: How Personal is Too Personal?

Online networking has opened up some fantastic business opportunities for... Read More

Communication Is A 2-Way Street (The Networking Factor)

The Personal Touch 1There is a simple art to networking... Read More

Did You Market Yourself Today?

"If you build a better mouse trap - the world... Read More

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 3: Time is (Not) On Your Side

You only have three seconds?Connect in under a minute?People decide... Read More

Plan for the Event or Flounder

Rather than being there to eat the food and drink... Read More

5 Ways to Wow People Who Wear Nametags

People wear nametags more often than you think. The majority... Read More

Networking

Put join a networking group on your to do list... Read More

Network Marketing

Network marketing is the ordinary person's best opportunity to make... Read More

Volunteering for a Networking Group

When is it appropriate to volunteer to take a position... Read More

Sell For Yourself Or Sell For Your Boss?

First of all I would like to start this article... Read More

Hey, Whos the New Guy? How to Make Guests and First Timers Feel Welcome

The New Guy is a person we all know. And... Read More

The 4 Attitudes of Awesome Hospitality

Hospitality relates to the Latin term philoxenia, or "the love... Read More

Youve Got Personality, Use It!

For the self employed professional, nothing is more important than... Read More

Where Does That Word Come From?

"Instead of a handshake, I gave Toby a high-five to... Read More

Increasing the ROI on Your Networking

Networking requires an investment of time, money and effort. Here... Read More

Joining Industry Specific Organizations Has Many Benefits

Recently, while providing an up-and-coming Virtual Assistant (VA) and small... Read More

10 Effective Ways to Remember Names

Sigmund Freud says "a person's name is the single context... Read More

Strategic Networking: Take the Shortest Path to Success

Do you use Ryze or LinkedIn to promote your web... Read More

Lesson 69 - When Networking Events Fail

The StoryIn a quest to create strategic alliances, coalitions, and... Read More

Give People Something to Talk About!

My husband and I tried an experiment one night. We... Read More

Value-Added Network

A value-added network can be achieved through explicit actions to... Read More