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Showing Up: The Key to Networking

In networking, there are two linchpin ideas we talk a lot about: Referrals—your goal as a networking expert is not to make sales, but to make connections that lead to mutual referrals. Know, Like, & Trust—people prefer to do business with someone they know, like,...

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4 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking

4 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking

Virtual meetings have exploded this year, and like any new way of doing things, they have resulted in their share of mishaps and bloopers. Virtual networking meetings are no different, so we have put together these tips for avoiding stress and finding success with...

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Making the Most of Your Network (and What NOT to Do)

Making the Most of Your Network (and What NOT to Do)

So, you’ve been networking for a while now (or maybe you just got started). You’ve got a few connections, and you want to know what to do next to make networking work for you. There are some important principles to follow as you leverage and continue to build your...

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8 Tips for a Great One-on-One

8 Tips for a Great One-on-One

Whether you call it a one-on-one, a chick chat, or just “getting together for coffee,” taking time to get to know other people is key to successful networking.  Since the one-on-one is so important to building your network of referrals (and probably quite a few...

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Thriving in the New Economy

Thriving in the New Economy

Our global economy is going through what some have described as the “Big Pause.” No one can say for sure what recovery is going to look like, but it is probably safe to say that repercussions and changes due to the covid response may echo for years, decades, or even longer.

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Cultivating Your Network: What Can You Do for Them?

Cultivating Your Network: What Can You Do for Them?

John F. Kennedy famously said in his 1961 inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” What if you applied JFK’s idea to your business, right here in the midst of crisis? Can you asknot what your network can do...

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COVID Resource List: Keeping Your Small Business Going

COVID Resource List: Keeping Your Small Business Going

If you are a small business owner, you are probably keenly aware that the business climate has changed dramatically in our country in the past few weeks. How long these measures may last is a matter of hot debate, but their impact is already being felt by most...

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Make Writing Your Bio Easier

Make Writing Your Bio Easier

What is the hardest thing for you to write about? If you’re like many of us, writing about yourself feels awkward, too personal, or just plain frustrating. And unfortunately, if that’s how you feel when you’re writing, that can come through to your readers. So how can...

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Customers Don’t Want to Read About Your Business!

Today's WINning Touch Blog Post is brought to you by WIN Blog Contributor, Genet Jones. Thanks Genet for giving us some great tips for writing about our businesses! When you are writing for your business, you probably want to write about, well, your business. But...

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Women in Networking NWA is here to provide business networking and education for women in the workforce throughout Northwest Arkansas.

We are an active group, and we would love for you to get involved with WIN through our activities. Below are five ways to engage and begin to build relationships through WIN:

Attend a WIN luncheon

We meet monthly for a networking luncheon. Our meetings include plenty of time for mingling and usually a speaker, door prizes, and special entertainment. There is no membership process or fee. Luncheon tickets are $25.

Schedule one-to-one meetings

After every luncheon, each attendee is emailed a roster with the contact information for everyone who was present. Identify one or more women from the WIN roster and schedule one-to-one meetings over lunch or a coffee. This is a vital step to forming personal connections and building relationships. Think of at least one person you can refer to the businesswoman you just met.

Speak to a board member

We would love to get you involved in what is happening behind the scenes at WIN. Reach out to a board member and she will help you find a committee or event within WIN where you would like to serve.

Share WIN

If you are benefiting from WIN, please share about the group with other women in business and invite them to attend our events. We grow WIN with your help and greatly appreciate any share of social media content, encouragements to buy luncheon tickets, or an online review.