Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanks for coming

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those who has already come and/or will come for the first time and/or will continue coming to TEN Happy-Hours and other types of events.

It´s interesting to notice that people come for different motivations, interests and needs. Or a combination of many of them. Let´s see some main reasons and divide them into 3 categories:

A) Good reasons:
  1. Lead by serving your network
  2. Educate people about the values and principles of business networks management
  3. Understand the value of being connected to high level people
  4. Come and donate gifts for raffle prize while introducing themselves to the crowd
  5. Meet in person some of your online connections
  6. Look for new talents for his/her business
  7. Received an invitation and decided to experience it
  8. Liked the first experience and brought many friends along
  9. Want to see the event to grow month after month
  10. Is a personal friend of the organizer

B) Average reasons:
  1. Look for job in the old fashion "salary only" way instead of focusing on value added contribution to the business
  2. Look for new customers and business only
  3. Interested in meeting new & quality people randomly

C) Not so nice reasons but still....:
  1. Come for the taking only. Never sharing, never giving
  2. Just because the event is around the corner and have nothing else to do
  3. Watch and see without further interaction with others
  4. Because it´s the 3rd-4th time that you are invited, so it´s about time to show up

As an event organizer, one need to distinguish these three different groups and adjust the approach in order to guide them all towards category A. However, may you feel that some people are consistently playing in the category C only, we recommend to put this person away from your invitation list until he/she gets more mature about the true essence of these events. Otherwise, they may contaminate the environment with some unfair comments and even send some people away.

Anyway, in principle, all top executives and entrepreneurs are the most welcome. Some fine tuning will be needed over time. It´s part of this amazing voyage named Business Networks Management (BNM).

Enjoy it!

Octavio Pitaluga
TEN - Top Executives Net
CNO - Chief Networking Officer

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