Recently the 10 essential principles of business networking were posted to the 30SecondsGo! Blog. So far we shared details about #1 Elevator Speech, #2 Be Different, #3 Be a Giver, #4 Keep Your Integrity, #5 Relevance, #6 Planned Networking, #7 Follow up, #8 Positive Influence, and #9 Focused Effort. This week we are sharing more about principle #10 Balance.
10. life balance
A healthy balance in your life with work, business, family, leisure, social, etc. promotes and gives off a feeling of well-being, which is helpful for networking in many ways:
- you will be at ease and relaxed, and this transfers to others
- you will engage and respond in lots of ways with lots of people
- your life balance will project confidence, which fosters confidence in others
- you will demonstrate that you are in control of yourself and your business people will buy or refer you as a person, not just your business specialty
This particularly applies to referrals and introductions, in which your character matters to the person referring or introducing you. Being a balanced person enables low stress and a feeling of assurance, which are very useful characteristics in business networking situations.
Measuring or defining life balance is not easy, but we know it when we see it in others, and we respond to it. Having good life balance contributes directly to the level of faith people have in you. Life balance also gives you the strength to absorb problems, to care for others, and maintain vital qualities like integrity, dependability, compassion and humanity.
Conversely when our life slips out of balance for any reason, we have less to give. We have lower reserves of enthusiasm, energy, tolerance, understanding and consideration for others, all essential for growing and maintaining a successful business network.
Coaching and connecting people is part of how we support our clients at 30 Second Success. We work closely with clients to create a clear, concise message that connects with confidence. The ability to convert contacts into clients through your messaging is powerful. We help you take those opportunities to share your elevator speech and turn them into great networking connections. Call today for more information 215.801.6750