This Week's Networking Tip:
APPROACH BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO
by Eric Shaw
How do you catch an elephant? Go where the elephants are.
How typical is this? You phone somebody you really want to meet; he's an upper level professional, perhaps, and he doesn't return your call. He doesn't know you; why should he?
Sure, it's frustrating. He doesn't want to call me; what does he know? But at a mixer, at a social event … he's going to talk to you, if you make the approach. He'd be embarrassed not to.
That's why you attend these events: to meet the people you don't normally meet. And don't forget bars, hotels, or restrooms either. Mr. Executive is usually a very different person when his guard is down.
Just be sure you are prepared. Sure it's cliché, but you really do have but one chance to make a favorable first impression..
To read this and other networking tips, pick up a copy of Championship Networking by Eric Shaw.
DO ALL CITIES MEMBERS MAKE MONEY? YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Attorney Lawrence Segal would like to thank:
… Bankruptcy attorney Dan Weintraub, who stepped in on an expedited basis to assist a client, a former NBA player, to file a bankruptcy petition to stave off a tax sale of a residence in Orange County. Segal says, "Dan did a great hands on job, and remains actively involved in trying to corral the problems of someone who has created a multitude of financial problems for himself." Segal also wanted to thank Weintraub for a referral, due to a conflict of interest, of a dispute that involved management and distributions between shareholders/partners in lower-end and mid-market hotels.
Jennifer deSpain, CPA of Canyon Oak Financial would like to thank:
... Eric Shaw, President of New York Credit, for referring a new client for tax services. DeSpain says, "As the founder of All Cities Resource Group, Eric has a pool of professional resources. I appreciate his confidence in me and his interest in finding the ‘right fit' for his colleagues."
Betzalel "Bitzy" Eichenbaum , a document imaging and printing specialist with BMC, Inc., would like to thank:
... Neil Dorval, the "SEO Guru" of SocialNetPromo.com for a referral to Integral Senior Living, which manages 50 senior living properties. Eichenbaum is now in discussion with that company regarding managing and assisting them with all their copying and printing equipment sales, service, and supplies.
Howard Loeb, a fraud litigator whose practice includes representing clients in complex commercial litigation for domestic and international clients, would like to thank:
... Anita Rodal , International Liaison for AFEX – Associated Foreign Exchange. Anita expedites foreign exchange and international wire transfers and in the process helps her clients to lower and control the cost of foreign currency transactions. On short notice, Anita adjusted her busy schedule to meet with one of Howard's clients, the principal of an international trading company who exports from the U.S. and Europe to Asia a diverse line of products, including, among other things, exotic cars, beauty products, and environmental recycling equipment.
ALL CITIES GUEST SPEAKER LINEUP
Wed. Apr. 1 at the Century City Business Finance Group, Jonathan Brown of JDB Consultants will speak on "Windows 10 Is Coming: Why You Should Care."
Thu. Apr. 2 at the Woodland Hills Business Finance Group, Attorney Richard Brownstein of Greenberg Bass will speak on "What Types of Debt Are Typically Not Resolved by Bankruptcy."
Wed. Apr. 15 at the Torrance Pro Resource Group Sid Richman of Best Alliance will speak on "The Foreclosure Process and the Importance of Properly Structuring Your Loan."
On Tuesday April 21 at the Westwood All Cities Business and Finance Group hosted by Singer Lewak Accounting Firm and moderated by Eric Shaw, founder and President of both NY Credit Inc and The All Cities Resource Group, will have as its guest speaker Gene Slusiewicz of Op Syn consulting. Gene's topic will be Project Management Execution and the section on Tasks Lists would include what and where I look for operational improvement.
Fri. Apr. 24 at the Sherman Oaks Real Estate Group, Steve Wold of S & W Communications will speak on "Telephone Systems: VOIP vs. Digital."
To see the calendar of All Cities meetings, click here.
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WHAT IS THE ALL CITIES NETWORK?
The ALL CITIES NETWORK is a California-based organization that sponsors a series of business networking groups that meet monthly throughout Southern California.
The concept behind the All Cities Network is that networking and selling do not mix. Instead, we develop businesses links made up of key advisers, defined as professionals who help characterize the financial position of their clients.
Currently, there are 20 All Cities networking groups to choose from. Each group meets once a month in various locations throughout Southern California.
There are 10 Business/Finance groups, three Film/Media groups, two Commercial Real Estate groups, three Professional Resources groups, one Professionals Under 40 group, and one International group. (See the Monthly Meetings page at allcities.org for more information.)