If you build professional relationships with the same care that fuels your personal ones, you’re likely to build more meaningful—and fruitful—business connections.
Business development today thrives on networks and exchanges of favors that energize rather than drain both giver and taker.
We know building and maintaining professional connections is critical to growing your business. And it doesn’t have to be difficult or draining, says bestselling author and rock-star Wharton professor Adam Grant, but it does require some fresh thinking.
The Growth will Help More Professionals Build Authentic Business Relationships Throughout the Country
Brianna Elefant, Chief Revenue Officer of Voray, speaks with Nicole V. Cramer from Forbes
When asked what keeps her going as the Chief Revenue Officer of Voray (a company looking to put authenticity back into networking), and in her life, Brianna Elefant points to perspective. She says, “One problem can never be big enough to bring you down. Problems aren’t stop signs, they are guidelines.” Lauded as an agent for effective change, as well as being a compassionate listener (according to colleagues and clients), Elefant is a testament to the validity of this approach.
Originally published on FierceCEO.com
Networking events are a staple of doing business and David Olk, CEO of Voray, is out to change their often-bland format.
Current network functions are “inefficient, ineffective, stale and repetitive,” Olk told FierceCEO. “When you’re a CEO you’re always being invited to a lot of stuff.”
What Olk wanted to do was “create networking events people wanted to go to. A small dinner with people you want to break bread with.”