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How to Build a Networking Strategy, On-Air Coaching with Vern Schellenger (Ep49)

Want to know what it looks like to take a strategic approach to networking? I for sure do.

Tune into this special interview where I'm in the hot seat! I asked Contacts Count President and Networking Guru Vern Schellenger to do an on-air coaching session with me to help me craft my own personal and business networking strategy.

I recently moved to Colorado from Orlando, where I lived for 31 years. So, I need to build a new network. I can build my new network haphazardly, as I'm used to, or I can get strategic like my client Vern suggests, saving me time and making the whole process more enjoyable.

Which is what we all want from your networking, right? Who has extra time going to endless networking events or emails that yield lukewarm responses like "Ummm, sounds interesting, good luck with that."

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • The four networks we all have and the ones we undervalue.
  • How finding like-minded friends in a new city can start with strategic networking.
  • Vern's coaching approach to strategic networking.  

Be a fly on the wall as Vern coaches me on how to network in this on-air coaching session.

Where to dive in:

[3:24] The multi-faceted networking needs I face in my personal and professional life and how strategic networking can help
[09:38] How building strong relationships create better referrals
[20:16] Hear Vern's one-on-one coaching approach to strategic networking
[24:46] Vern helps me share my "what I do" statement more effectively through a two-part strategy
[34:04] Why there isn't a single answer to your "what I do" question

Next Steps:

  1. If you want a more strategic approach to networking, check out Vern's website at www.contactscount.com. And while you're there, join my team and me in celebrating this website's official launch. We have worked hard to help Vern pinpoint precisely what makes Contacts Count unique and one-of-a-kind, create messages and copy that express that unique value, and then surround those words with powerful images and a fun and engaging custom design. 
  2. If you want an online home that expresses the essence of who you are and your unique mission, my team and I would love to help you. Book a call with me at www.betsyjordyn.com/schedule, and let's chat about your project.

About the guest: Vern Schellenger is a master networker, career coach, sports junkie, and music lover. Vern is also the CEO of Contacts Counts. The 8 competencies developed by Contacts Count contain skills, behaviors, tools, and strategies you can learn to make networking an Art not an Accident. He is a passionate advocate for training and coaching individuals and teams to become more effective when they are networking and building relationships. Vern believes that networking and building relationships can be easy, fun, and a game changer! 

About me: Betsy Jordyn is a Brand Positioning Strategist that helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand positioning and messaging, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Her mission is to help consultants and coaches monetize their best-at strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world. Check out her brand strategy, messaging, and design services at https://www.betsyjordyn.com

Links:

Download my one of my free resources to help you accelerate your success: https://www.betsyjordyn.com/downloads 

Learn more about my brand messaging and positioning services: https://www.betsyjordyn.com/services 

Schedule a consult call to talk about what you need to do to nail your messaging and rock your copy so you can stand out in the market and attract clients: https://betsyjordyn.as.me/schedule 

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