Networking

A little over the last decade, there has been a growing consciousness on the need for networking- a term, which was previously largely associated with computer programming. This awakening, was due to the benefits that can be traced to being in the right circles (as no man is an island).

As the idea of networking was being embraced, there was the need for the wealthy to organise networking events, while those who want to access its benefits need to pay heavily to enjoy the gathering (not like this situation does still exist, but there are other methods now).

Atthese networking events, participants get a chance to meet individuals in related fields, exchange complimentary cards, share ideas, get insights, establish business opportunities, acquire prospects and future customers, etc. (this list is endless). The down side once the event is over could be anything from:

  1. misplaced complimentary card
  2. No sustained impression/personalities/skills/expertise
  3. A need to remind your new friend of who you are next time you get in touch
  4. And so on.

I want to believe that, it is the many successful networking outings that gave rise to strategies like crowd-sourcing; as well as the ideas for social networking – so you see, there is no limit to the benefits of networking; only that, its the good may not be tapped if it is done wrongly or not done at all.

We would leave you today, to think about yourself as your own networking agent, do let us know how well you have been representing yourself, because in the next couple of weeks, we would be bringing you tips on how to brand yourself to enable you tap into the goodness of the kinds of networking that is obtained in our world today.

KCL is poised to growing a confident group (individuals and young businesses alike), especially with the reality that our socio-economic condition is forcing most to be entrepreneurs, we must be able to carve a niche for ourselves, as well as defend that niche when we find ourselves in a room with similar service providers.

This may be the wake up call you have been waiting for. Take Advantage!

 

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The First,The Interest, The Rush…

This is really our first post to Facebook, while we would have truly loved to a relaxing welcome message, we could not help but share an interesting post we stumbled on today.

Based on the post,

Kare Consult dares to say that there is a Public Relations action for every aspect of our lives and this emphasises the place of communications (internal and external) right in the jurisdiction of management.

be sure to read this article to the end and let us know if you agree that the “odour of rot” at the bottom is consequent on a possible decay at the top.

Have a good evening.

The Journey only begins; but repetition sees to its end (1)

Many times in life, we decide to take on new projects or make life defining changes; and after putting in some efforts for two or so days, we become tired and fall by the wayside (like the seeds from the parable of the sower).

I remember that as a young girl, I used to like staring at blank sheets of papers and I also kept pens very close to my heart-almost like hoarding them. Then when I am not staring at the blank sheets or hoarding pens, I make sure that a worthwhile interaction happens between the two; and for what it is worth, I would say that what they produce arouse in me some kind of jealousy.pen.paper

Jealousy because I realised that efforts by these two inanimate objects can produce something worthy of record; then something hit me,-had I continued to stare and hoard, this initial beautiful piece could not have materialised and should I return these objects to their resting places, this same initial piece could be all that my clean crisp sheets and beautiful ballpoint could ever produce.

But again, it is not in the place of the object to make the move, the onus is on me to pull my weight-thus the statement about a journey.

I read somewhere that; anything repeated for 21 days becomes a habit-little wonder, why I have continued to be mesmerized by one of the popular sayings of the year 2015 “We Become What We Repeat” (…and I still do not know its originator). What I am meaning in all of these is that, my journey towards writing this first piece started a long time ago but had I not repeated my resolve to finish it, you would not be reading it today neither will the many more after it, see the light of day.

Now all I have written is not the crux of the matter…

Just as I have struggled with writing this, I know many before me and many more after me who will struggle to bare their hearts on a sheet. I, for one, can say that I have come to understand myself-what gets me passionate enough to stop the ‘staring and hoarding” but can you say the same for yourself?

Many a time, we prefer to focus on the “I can’ts” and the many reasons to validate same  so as to shy away from limelight; but forget, that by doing so, we lose ourselves to procrastination and the opportunity to repeat the right thing(s)…to be continued.

By

E.E.Eboigbe

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Follow on www.kareconsult.wordpress.com  for Part (2) of The Journey Only Begins; but Repetition Sees to Its End.