“Efficiency is crucial because in the world of connecting and community, your time is your number one asset.”  

-Scott Gerber

Networking is an important part of our business lives.  If we want to be successful and grow our organizations, it’s wise to build a strong network of people with trust at the core of each relationship.  The problem is that, more often times than not, we don’t go about it in the right way.  We seem to forget that “it all starts with a great conversation” as Scott Gerber, my guest this week on the Grow My Revenue podcast, reminds us.  Scott says, “we live in a world where people want to work with good people.”  It’s crucial to remember that it should be all about finding the right way in which to connect.  

Scott is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages professional communities for media companies and global brands.  He is also co-author of his latest book: Superconnector, Stop Networking And Start Building Business Relationships That Matter.

Scott and I talk about the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to networking, two tests that you can give yourself to determine if you’re being a valuable connector, and the specific traits of top connectors.  We also go over a detailed road map for the things you should do to become a Superconnector and how “efficiency is crucial because in the world of connecting and community, your time is your number one asset”, states Scott.

I know you’re going to love this discussion, and you’re going to learn a ton from Scott Gerber on this edition of Grow My Revenue!

Listen to this episode and discover:

  • Why networking isn’t just about following three easy steps to success.
  • Three core things that all amazing connectors share.
  • Why you should use curiosity to navigate your conversations.
  • The types of questions you really want to be asking.
  • Why there are still weasels out there.
  • And so much more…

Episode Overview

Scott Gerber is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for elite executives.  He is an industry leader in building and managing communities for world-class executives, entrepreneurs and professionals. Scott is an expert on youth entrepreneurship, community building and small business.

In this episode, Scott talks about:

  • How human things, aided and amplified by technology, enable us to better humanize ourselves.
  • Why there shouldn’t be a difference between how you are as a human in the real world versus online.
  • The reason you shouldn’t have a “what’s in it for me” mindset.
  • How not to come across as a weasel when you’re networking.

“If people are curious, they’ll ask.” Scott says, “and if you’ve been curious and continue to be curious, they’ll come back when needed.”

Tune in for all of these nuggets of wisdom, and more, on today’s Grow My Revenue with Scott Gerber.


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