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Title:          Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards
Focus: Sales
Series: CareerDiscussions
Derek Coburn
If something is not working for you - what do you do?  Try something else right.  If traditional event networking is not working for you learn what can!

Networking is not working: stop collecting business cards

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This is not just a presentation on how to build a personal network, but a session about how to build a professional network that will drive business and new customers to your organization.

For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It's time for a new, modern approach to networking.

These strategies grew Derek’s company’s revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your career and your business, too.

You will learn how to:

  • Become the Ultimate Connector
  • Become the Ultimate Resource
  • Identify and develop relationships with world-class professionals
  • Enhance the value you deliver for your best clients
  • Position yourself for more quality introductions to ideal prospective clients

Once you implement these networking strategies, the quality of your clients, your business, and your life will improve dramatically.

Presenter: Derek Coburn
Hi there!

Derek Coburn here. I’d love to have an opportunity to get to know you.

I began my career as a financial advisor in 1998 and built a successful wealth management practice – which I still run today – mainly by outworking everyone else.

When the economy took a turn for the worse, I had to devote even more time to my existing clients.

I began using non-traditional networking strategies, which included creating an informal networking group consisting of my best clients and their top advisors, to triple my revenue and improve the quality of my business and life.

My passion for connecting remarkable professionals led me to start (along with my wife) an “un-networking” community in Washington, DC three years ago called cadre, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders.

We created cadre as a way for top-notch professionals to connect and develop meaningful relationships, efficiently and effectively, with the ultimate goal of working together to promote each other while adding value for their existing clients and network.

I have learned a lot about what works (and what does not) when it comes to developing and deepening professional relationships. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas, while learning what is working for you.

On a more personal note...

I married my best friend and the most incredible woman in the world, Melanie, in 2008. She co-founded cadre with me, and is my business partner. We have been blessed with two amazing boys, Dexter and Caleb, and the sweetest pit bull you could ever meet, Bodie.