Inspiring Conversations with Ambitious Entrepreneurs & Thought Leaders
"Forget an MBA. Learn to Network."
- Jack Welch -
Episode 47 - 8/3/2016 Author & Startup Funding Expert
Judy Robinett, author of How to Be a Power Connector, is a business thought leader profiled in Forbes, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg as a "super connector," Judy's 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, numerous connections and keen strategy to assist founders in obtaining needed funding and guide them through the process.
Judy’s Top Ten Power Connecting Tips
- Start with the 3 Golden Questions: How Can I Help You? What other Ideas do you have for me? Who else do you know that I should talk to?
- If you’re not succeeding, you may be in the wrong room. Don’t get stuck looking for love in all the wrong places.
- Your problem is someone else’s solution. Money, Ideas and Opportunities are attached to other people.
- Measure relationships not by Net-Worth, but on their integrity. Do they have a good head, a good heart and a good gut?
- Strangers are dangerous is a fallacy. Watch for warning signs, but this doesn’t work when you are an adult.
- People must know you, like you and trust you before sharing valuable social capital. Your network is golden, use it wisely.
- Don’t get lost in the crowd. A robust, wide and deep network will make you stand out in a crowd.
- Introductions are your most valuable resource. Use them to create win-win value proposition for both parties.
- Keep the Rule of 2: Give favors twice before asking for one.
- If you can only remember one rule: Engage in small acts of kindness. A seemingly small act for you can have enormous impact.
"You don't have to like the game, you just have to know the rules"
- Albert Einstein -